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Safale US-05 Ale Dry Yeast


SKU# Y014

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American Ale strain which produces well-balanced beers with low diacetyl and a very clean, crisp palate.


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A dried American Ale strain with fermentation properties resembling that of Wyeast 1056 (American Ale) or White Labs WLP001 (California Ale). Produces well-balanced beers with low diacetyl and a very clean, crisp palate. Sedimentation is low to medium, and final gravity is medium. Optimum temp: 59°-75° F

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Permanent Stock MessageNo
Temporary Stock MessageNo
Yeast FormatDry
Yeast StyleN/A
Min Fermenting Temp59
Max Fermenting Temp75
Min Attenuation %No
Max Attenuation %No
4.9 / 5.0
157 Reviews
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Good all aroound yeast
This is my "house" yeast. Nice and clean and works for many styles. I always have a few packs in the fridge!
December 22, 2013
Great yeast
This is my first time using this yeast. Works fast after pitching. Can't wait to see the end product.
September 4, 2013
My go to
This is my go to for everything Ale. I always have a packet on hand. Fast start, clean finish.
November 7, 2013
Perfect Yeast
This is my go to yeast for most American ales. I use it to boost the yeast activity if necessary in a slow fermentation batch.
September 19, 2013
Safale 05
Makes the best Cream Ale in the world.
November 8, 2015
Blending for Volume?
This yeast was just the trick when I decided to "blend" for a session beer. I only have a 7.9 gallon fermenter (a Fastferment Conical). If you (I) can drink 5 gallons in a normal week, I would need at least two fermenters. So.... I bump up the gravity for a 7 gallon batch, then blend it back to two 5 gallon kegs. The same recipe with other yeasts don't give me enough alcohol to get away with it. Run your numbers with Beersmith -- you will see that Safale US-05 will give you all the numbers you paid for at the grain counter...
January 9, 2016
Great all around Yeast
This is my go to yeast. Great for many types of beer and never had a problem with stalled fermintation. Much easier to use than liquid yeast (no starter needed). If you're making a Pale Ale, IPA, or American Wheat I would highly recomend this dont waste the extra $$$ for liquid use US-05...
July 13, 2013
My go-to yeast
This is my go-to yeast for ale brewing. Quick to start fermentation and trouble free.
October 8, 2013
Good stuff, but took a long time
All of my order was received in good shape and all is well with it. I do have to say that it took a long time to arrive. I made my order on Sept 13 but it did not ship from NB until Sept 18. I realize that I paid for standard shipping but it seems that the process could have been much faster if the shipment was initiated sooner. There was nothing special about my order that should have caused it to take 5 days to put into a box.
October 3, 2015
This is the most reliable yeast you can buy, especially for American style beers. It's absolutely awesome in IIPA's and I've even made a barleywine that came in at 12%. In fact, I am betting you could ferment an even stronger barleywine. It's such a versatile yeast! You can't go wrong with it!
September 4, 2010
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Is it worth the effort to rehydrate Safale us-05 or instead add multiple packets?
A shopper on Feb 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Safe us-05 is ready to pitch straight into your beer with out rehydration. However, rehydration is pretty darn simple. There's not much reason not to do it. You'll get a faster fermentation and "happier" yeast. I've done it both ways, and had great results with both. I've tasted many great homebrews that used dry pitch yeast with out rehydration, and many with rehydration. Double pitching is generally only needed in high gravity beers, but is also dependent on the type of yeast. Some yeast won't tolerate higher alcohol levels even if you double pitch.
Can i use this can of yeast en the final step for bottling ?
A shopper on Jan 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I think you might be confusing yeast with a priming solution?....yeast isn't used in a "final step". I think what you asking is what is required in the final step to carbonate the beer (bottle conditioning)....you need to boil a mixture of water and priming sugar and put that in the beer before you bottle. There will be enough yeast left in the beer to turn this sugar into CO2 and carbonate in the bottle.....look up bottle conditioning and priming sugar. I hope that is what you were asking.
How should this yeast be stored before use and how should Lallemand Nottingham be stored? Thanks
R U on May 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I personally always store my S-05 in the refrigerator before use and have suggested had excellent results pitching this yeast. It is my favorite for all my ales. I often brew small batches and store resealed half-hour packets in the same manner between brews.
Has anyone used more than 1 package of this yeast? Does it help to provide for a more robust fermentation, or it is overkill?
M I on Aug 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Good morning:
I have been brewing beer for about twelve years,two houndred batches.
I have used US-01 at least thirty percent of those . I brew 1.050-1.060 gravity
beers.I always use two packages. Is this normal.
Thank you for asking.
John Pitoniak
PS. I sent this this morning i do not think it went through?
I brew mostly small batch recipes. Can you use half and them save the rest for another batch
N I on Jul 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but it is recommended to use the entire pack within a couple weeks. Store the open pack in a small plastic bag in the fridge.
What is the max abc that this yeast ferments out to? I accidentally added too much dme and my OG is at 1.092. I was trying for a 7% beer and it's looking more like a 10% beer if the yeast ferments all of the fermentable sugars.
P E on Jul 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is listed as having a tolerance of 12%. it will be hard to push that yeast over 10.5% though. I would use multiple packs for a 10% beer.

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