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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 FormatDry
Yeast StyleN/A
Min Fermenting Temp59
Max Fermenting Temp75
Min Attenuation %No
Max Attenuation %No
4.9 / 5.0
168 Reviews
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Works like it should every time! Can't ask for more than that!
April 1, 2018
2 months ago
Great for all my imperial/dipas, east and west coast ipas.
February 15, 2018
2 months ago
When in Doubt
Just moved and have to deal with a whole new water profile? You don't know if tomorrow is going to be hot or cold? You've brewed this beast with the "recommended" yeast but it just didn't seem to meet your goals? Made your own recipe but don't know what kind of yeast you really need for this Alt/Cali/Game of Thrones inspired masterpiece?

When in doubt start here.
November 7, 2017
1 year ago
THE Default
This yeast is the baseline against which all yeasts are measured.
August 17, 2017
1 year ago
Don't be afraid of a dry yeast!
pitchingDry yeasts have come a very long way and are a far cry better than the stale dregs 20 years or so ago. I love liquid yeast culture, I really do! This dry culture gives excellent results and these days I prefer it over some of the liquid cultures.
I have used this on a number of ales and I absolutely adore it! It is so versatile, I.P.A., American Wheat, Braggot, Mead, Blonde, American Stout/Porter etc., etc., .... Very forgiving, very easy to work with. I begin my novices on this one. I've noticed that using a sample of the wort you're going to be pitching it into to make a starter the product comes out very, very clean (as long as sterile & clean procedures are maintained and the appropriate temperatures to style are consistently maintained. But... it 'is' rather forgiving.).
Give it a try, you wont be disappointed.
Royster B. Brewing
August 17, 2017
8 months ago
Worked very well with this ipa. I would recommend it.
August 14, 2017
10 months ago
Great Yeast!
I've been brewing beer now for about a year and a half. I started with buying one of the kits from Northern Brewer that had the two plastic carboys, a strainer, siphon, etc... with a Irish Red extract kit. I've slowly graduated to all grain BIAB in a 15 gallon keggle. I don't brew very often, but I do enjoy taking a day and brewing a beer. I bought this Safale US05 for an imperial IPA I brewed this past weekend. US05 is a great yeast and it is at a good price.
August 10, 2017
9 months ago
Great yeast
US – 05 is always a good yeast. Good flavor, attenuates well. Very easy to work with.
August 3, 2017
9 months ago
always great fermentation going in 12 to 24 hours, no worries and nice temp range
June 1, 2017
1 year ago
Great Yeast
This is a great yeast for any American style pale ale or IPA. I use this yeast for about 90% of the beers I brew. I never make a starter or anything - just pitch dry and it works like a charm.
May 1, 2017
1 year ago
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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.
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.
Can i use this can of yeast en the final step for bottling ?
A shopper on Jan 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you need to add new yeast at bottling, this one works well! Or, you could try CBC-1 which is a strain designed to be added at bottling. In most cases, you do not need to add new yeast, but some beers may take longer or fail depending on your skills as a brewer and the beer itself. A 10% ABV stout may not carbonate on its own without some new yeast, depending on the ferment and what the brewer does.
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.
I am bottle conditioning my batch. Temp is around 64 F, is this too cool, it is within the range of this yeast, or is this not a concern at this stage?
Gary H on Nov 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 64F huh? I live in the south... I can never achieve that for any length of time, without 100% power refrigeration. I have conditioned a lot of beer that used Safale-05, always at "room temperature". Safale seems to grow best at about 75F; the biggest impact I could imagine is that you might need 3 weeks instead of 2 weeks bottle conditioning. If you are really motivated, try conditioning some bottles at different temperatures to see if there is a taste difference (I doubt I could detect it).
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.

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