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Safale US-05

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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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  • 5
    Fresh

    Posted by Butch on 22nd Aug 2020

    Arrived super fresh and started bubbling within 6 hours of pitching and was finished in 72 hours.

  • 5
    Great clean-tasting yeast

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Jun 2018

    I use it for all my beers. It is a workhorse. Always starts within 12 hours and finishes in about 3 days. Very clean-tasting, so probably not what you're looking for if you want fruity flavors. I have noticed some off flavor (banana-like) if the temperature gets up around 75F, but the flavor lessens with age. Just keep your temps under control and you'll be fine.

  • 5
    fresh yeast

    Posted by James on 3rd Mar 2018

    Product came fresh. Wirjed like a champ

  • 5
    this is my default yeast

    Posted by Dan on 23rd Feb 2018

    if im not explicitly trying to get a yeast specific flavor or characteristic, i reach for 05. i always keep a couple packets in the freezer in case i need a yeast on short notice

  • 5
    go-to yeast for clean beers

    Posted by Robert Caldwell on 6th Aug 2017

    I always use a starter consisting of 5 oz. dry malt, 1/4 tsp. yeast nutrient, and a few hop pellets. This yeast always takes off, and after pitching it typically finishes around 1.009. Just made a cream ale with 2-row and flaked corn; delicious and refreshing!

  • 5
    one of the best dry yeasts

    Posted by Dan on 4th Mar 2016

    This is my goto yeast to just have around as a backup. It ferments clean and clear and stores well

  • 5
    awesome dry yeast or any yeast really for american ales

    Posted by aaron on 19th Sep 2015

    This yeast is the bomb for american ales. it will perform sprinkled dry or rehydrated, under-pitched or over-pitched. it is a workhorse and won't let you down, ever. it attenuates like a beast.

  • 5
    The BEST dry yeast?

    Posted by Rob from Pittsburgh on 13th Sep 2015

    If not the best, this is one of them. Great for American style ales, as well as dry stouts, and any ale you want a clean profile. It takes a little while to finish, but it is worth the wait.

  • 5
    my goto yeast for pale ales

    Posted by Unknown on 17th Aug 2015

    i rehydrate and use for pale ales. ferments out quickly and completely.