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Safale US-05 American Ale Yeast - Fermentis

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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Makes it bubble
jeremy j w on Jan 18, 2019
Love this
John on Jan 18, 2019
Makes it bubble
jeremy j w on Jan 18, 2019
very reliable
scott p on Jan 18, 2019
Love this
John on Jan 18, 2019
Love this yeast
John on Jan 16, 2019
Just t have on hand
John M on Jan 16, 2019
The best all around ale yeast I have found, great results every time.
Nick L on Jan 15, 2019
Tried and true, I live out of the US and its the only stuff I can use.
Jason H on Jan 14, 2019
Quality, works every time
John C F on Jan 12, 2019
I've used this before for pale ales, and I don't worry about refrigeration.
bryan d on Jan 12, 2019
Never fails
Jared Williams on Jan 11, 2019
Same yeast used for my first batch.
Charles S on Jan 11, 2019
specific for a recipe
Tim M on Jan 11, 2019
I like it
Russ C on Jan 10, 2019
always been good to me
Jim H on Jan 10, 2019
Valued C on Jan 10, 2019
price and availability
William F on Jan 10, 2019
My go to yeast
Martin H on Jan 8, 2019
Darin V on Jan 6, 2019
Ease of storage, used successfully on previous batches.
Stephen G on Jan 5, 2019
I have used it before and like it
Robert For A on Jan 5, 2019
good stuff
TIMOTHY M on Jan 5, 2019
always good to have on hand
Michael C on Jan 5, 2019
Go to yeast
Louis v on Jan 4, 2019
I always have some dry yeast on hand just in case.
Ed B on Jan 1, 2019
Have completely gone to dry hops. This product delivers just as well as liquid yeasts. It is easier and cheaper too.
PAUL C on Jan 1, 2019
I chose this yeast because I live in south Florida and it takes 3 days to get my order and even with an ice pack the liquid yeast is warm because its always warm weather here.
Robert R on Dec 31, 2018
Good yeast to have on hand at all times!
Brad B on Dec 31, 2018
Seth M R on Dec 27, 2018
For my starters it lasts longer than liquid
Arick H on Dec 24, 2018
Great results, reliability, price
Eric Edward S on Dec 20, 2018
Good for this recipe
Steve D on Dec 20, 2018
Christmas Gift
Robert P on Dec 17, 2018
i liked the color of the package
timothy n s on Dec 17, 2018
David M on Dec 17, 2018
Great yeast
Jacob W on Dec 15, 2018
need it
Curtis R on Dec 15, 2018
This is a clean dry yeast which has never failed me before. Resistant to higher temperatures and easy to pitch.
Jacob D Graber on Dec 15, 2018
like using dry yeast thus far
Matthew Foxworthy on Dec 15, 2018
To make dry wine.
Andrew F Q on Dec 14, 2018
To go with the kit I purchased. Plus it has never let me down.
Steve W on Dec 14, 2018
it's easy
Mark M on Dec 13, 2018
Need it
John S on Dec 12, 2018
Recommended by Customer Support
B M on Dec 12, 2018
Works great
Gary H on Dec 12, 2018
Very good and use as a backup
James G on Dec 11, 2018
Great yeast for a great price
John W on Dec 8, 2018
Need Yeast
Pheng T on Dec 7, 2018
Used it in my last 3 kits and worked great
Jason W on Dec 6, 2018
Long time friend
John B on Dec 5, 2018
Larry B on Dec 4, 2018
very reliable
scott p on Jan 18, 2019
Love this yeast
John on Jan 16, 2019

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Great yeast for ales
Reacted well tore into the wort very impressed
January 2, 2019
1 month ago
Great Shelf Life!
I took what I thought would be a short break from brewing to handle some family issues in 2014, and just got back to brewing in 2018. I had ten packets of this yeast in the fridge dated 2014, and against my better judgement, just used it to brew a 25 gallon batch of Christmas Ale. I proofed it, and it looked ok, so I decided to try it and see how it performed. I figured it was probably pretty weak after that long, so I double pitched it (dry, right out of the packet and into the wort) just to make sure I had enough live cells and boom! After four days of vigorous fermentation the job was pretty much done. A few days later I had a nice batch of tasty ale. Based on how vigorously it fermented, I don't even think I needed to over pitch it. So, aside from the fact that this is a great yeast to use for a wide variety of beers, it's a good one to stock up on without worrying about how soon you're going to use it. Just keep it cool, and you can count on this yeast WELL past the manufacturer's stated life expectancy.
December 22, 2018
Great all around yeast!
When all else fails- use SafeAle 05

Good ferm and flavor
December 3, 2018
7 months ago
This is my go to dry yeast.
December 2, 2018
2 months ago
Easy to use and works very well
November 9, 2018
3 months ago
Never have a problem with this yeast. Gives a clean taste, and I wash it several times to reuse. Turns into a real beast!
November 6, 2018
2 months ago
Recommend using
Used this yeast twice now. Going to use it on another batch soon
October 28, 2018
3 months ago
My Go To
This is my go to yeast for almost every beer I brew
October 6, 2018
6 months ago
works right out of the package
No need to mix with water, just pitch it in the fermenter.
August 20, 2018
6 months ago
safale us-05
This is my go to yeast for all my heavy hopped ale
August 18, 2018
5 months ago