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Safale US-05 American Ale Yeast - Fermentis
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Formally US-56, US-05 is a strain of yeast that creates that classic American profile of clean malt, crisp taste, low diacetyl, and ability to ferment in a wide range of temps. Look for US-05 to be the next popular dried yeast.

This yeast can be pitched directly, but if you prefer to rehydrate, the instructions are below.

Sprinkle the yeast in a minimum of 10 times its weight of sterile water or wort (we suggest 4 oz) at 70°F to 77°F (21 to 25 °C). Do not stir. Leave to rest 15 to 30 minutes. Gently stir for 30 minutes, and pitch the resultant cream into the fermentation vessel.

*See the technical data sheet below for more information on rehydration, usage and storage.

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for fermenting a blonde ale
Rafael C on Sep 20, 2018
It works
Craig M on Sep 19, 2018
for fermenting a blonde ale
Rafael C on Sep 20, 2018
back-up yeast
Jeff Olson on Sep 19, 2018
It works
Craig M on Sep 19, 2018
Good basic yeast
Robert S on Sep 18, 2018
Have used and like
Jason o on Sep 18, 2018
Wesley H on Sep 18, 2018
Great yeast. Always produces great results.
James G. W on Sep 17, 2018
Good reviews. Easy to use.
David G on Sep 17, 2018
Safety valve
Rick D on Sep 14, 2018
It was recommended
Tyler H on Sep 11, 2018
Wanted a backup dry yeast.
Walter T on Sep 11, 2018
Want on hand. Had problems with shipping’ liquid yeast and delays even with 2 ice packs in insulated shippers
Dennis H on Sep 10, 2018
I'm experimenting with dry yeasts and have had good results with this brand.
Julian Fountain on Sep 6, 2018
very good dry yeast , I use it to make a yeast starter
James L on Sep 6, 2018
Jonathan P on Sep 5, 2018
Recommended with beer kit.
Peter B on Aug 31, 2018
Ease of shipping and use in the hot summer months.
Steven C on Aug 31, 2018
My standard yeast
John A on Aug 30, 2018
I wanted wyeast 1056 but it was shipping separately from CA and would take an additional week to arrive.
Chris S on Aug 30, 2018
Excellent, clean yeast. Always good to have on hand
William L on Aug 30, 2018
better to have laying around than liquid yeasts.
Christopher W on Aug 29, 2018
I always seem to have good results with the brand of yeast
Marty K on Aug 29, 2018
Tried and true!!
James A on Aug 28, 2018
easy to use
Andrew F on Aug 28, 2018
I ordered extra yeast to use a gift certificate up...i will probably never ever ever use you again. tried to buy liquid yeast and you doubled the shipping charge because it was not on the east coast. i found a place with free shipping so i will use them from now on.
Robert V on Aug 28, 2018
Trust the old stuff
Chris V on Aug 28, 2018
i hope its right one
richard s on Aug 27, 2018
Good all purpose ale yeast
MIKE H on Aug 25, 2018
best dry yeast for american ales
Roberto B on Aug 24, 2018
More good stuff
Michael C on Aug 21, 2018
Always have some for back up
Adam P on Aug 21, 2018
Ken S on Aug 20, 2018
Good results in the past
John m on Aug 17, 2018
Summer heat in the desert
MARK A S on Aug 17, 2018
richard p on Aug 15, 2018
Great Yeast
Gerald J F on Aug 15, 2018
The kit recommendations didn't give a dry yeast alternative. 05 has always been a go to & a work horse.
Joseph Kirby on Aug 14, 2018
perfect or creating a yeast starter; just as effective as WYEAST and just as many cells or more
John C on Aug 10, 2018
Dry reliable. Used this yeast many times!
Adam F. on Aug 10, 2018
Superstar IMO.
Mark M on Aug 10, 2018
I like to use dry yeast
Frank A on Aug 10, 2018
standard yeast
Thomas S on Aug 10, 2018
It a great economical yeast
Daniel M on Aug 9, 2018
Very reliable
Michael D on Aug 8, 2018
US-05 gives a great fermentation.
Richard D. A on Aug 8, 2018
Best Dry Yeast Pale Ale I could find
Anthony M on Aug 8, 2018
summer time
Richard 1. on Aug 4, 2018
Low inventory
Justin W Thomas on Aug 4, 2018
Consistent fermentation with no off flavors
Brandon B on Aug 4, 2018
Most common referred to for yeast.
Erik H on Aug 2, 2018
back-up yeast
Jeff Olson on Sep 19, 2018
Good basic yeast
Robert S on Sep 18, 2018

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works right out of the package
No need to mix with water, just pitch it in the fermenter.
August 20, 2018
2 months ago
safale us-05
This is my go to yeast for all my heavy hopped ale
August 18, 2018
1 month ago
Use this yeast for everything. IPA, DIPA, stouts and wheat.
August 17, 2018
1 month ago
Fresh is Best
I am always happy to throw in a pack or two in an order because I know it will always be fresh from MoreBeer! Other companies have sent me dried yeast past its Best by Date and or getting close to it.
August 1, 2018
4 months ago
Versatile Dry Yeast
I can't predict my brew days so easily, so dry yeast offers convenience over liquid: it stores better and has higher cell counts, and you don't typically need a starter. I use this one the most as it is a good choice for virtually all American style beers. I brew west coast IPAs, pale ales, brown ales, and cream ales with this one. For an NEIPA dry yeast option, I've seen some suggest S04, but take my word, if you load galaxy or mosaic into a beer brewed with this yeast, you'll pour yourself a mouthful of delicious. Just close your eyes and pretend it is hazy.
July 26, 2018
2 months ago
Reliable transportation from wort to beer.
It's safe it's reliable. It's not sporty or luxurious but it will definitely get you from point A to point B. Keep a spare packet handy in case your liquid fails.
July 23, 2018
2 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Great words.
July 31, 2018
Zach R Staff
This yeast works every time, all the time. Great substitute for liquid yeast.
July 2, 2018
2 months ago
Works well everyone I've used it! (I brew 5 gallon batches and use one packet). Rehydrating seems to make it start working quicker by 12-24 hours.
July 1, 2018
3 months ago
Would recommend
Always have good fermentation using this. Have tried liquid yeasts with marginal success even shipping with “cold packs”.
June 27, 2018
3 months ago
Safale US-05
This yeast is highly reliable. The temperature fluctuates regularly in my house and this yeast always performs well for me. Give it a toss in your next batch. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
June 23, 2018
3 months ago