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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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Yeast Format Dry
Yeast Style N/A
Min Fermenting Temp 59
Max Fermenting Temp 75
Flocculation No
Min Attenuation % No
Max Attenuation % No
4.9 / 5.0
165 Reviews
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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
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
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
My go-to yeast
This is my go-to yeast for ale brewing. Quick to start fermentation and trouble free.
October 8, 2013
Favorite yeast by far
This yeast is a champ. I have used it in various IPA's and other ales. Always gives me a solid FG and nicely packed yeast cake. I have had extract kits come to a dead stop at 1.020 with other yeasts. I have twice saved the brew by pitching the under fermented beer onto a Safale-05 yeast cake from another beers primary. Got them both to 1.006. I have also washed and reused this yeast with perfect results. It is tried and true. Taste wise you dont even think about it because it does what it is supposed to do in an ale.
June 1, 2011
Great yeast
Very good efficiencies with this yeast. It's my go to yeast when brewing ales.
October 27, 2015
My go to yeast!
This yeast is a monster! It'll attenuate and floculate like a champ. If the style that I'm brewing doesn't need a certain/specific yeast strain, I just rehydrated and pitch this without ever being disatisfied. Same strain as basic cal ale yeast from other companies.
November 10, 2009
No need forf starter or rehydrating.
This yeast kicks right off. Great clean fermentation. No need for rehydrating or having a starter.
November 15, 2013
One of the best yeasts. Period.
This yeast never fails. I have been using it for years and to great success, winning several competitions. It has become my house yeast and I constantly reuse it. A wonderful product!
July 24, 2013
Works Every time!
This yeast takes right off. Great clean fermentation with repeatable attenuation.
November 19, 2013
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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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