Safale US-05 Dry Ale Yeast

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This Safale US-05 dried ale yeast is a dried American Ale Yeast, reputed to be similar to our 1056 ale yeast strain. This ready-to-pitch dry yeast offers low diacetyl for well-balanced ales. One of our favorite dry yeasts, this one produces a very clean flavor.

Also, we have tested this yeast versus champagne type wine yeast and against turbo yeast, and found it produces a very smooth and aromatic whiskey and bourbon once the final distillation is done.  It also ferments corn/barley mashes out down to 1.000 if you also add White Lab's Ultra Ferm enzyme to the ferment (our item A79).

Fermentation temperature range: 59 to 75° F.

Safale US-05 in 11.5g is supplied in 11.5 gram packets, suitable for pitching 5 gallons of wort(formerly called Safale US-56). Click here to download a manufacturer's pdf data sheet.

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Average rating 9.64516129032258 out of 10 ( based on 31 reviews )

Quick in a pinch

Review by LARRY R. on 12/29/2005

Pros: This yeast is fantastic! Quick to start and great in a pinch if you have nothing else around. Very clean taste. Impressive yeast, even for those who don't like to use dried yeasts.

Cons: I have none so far!

The Best Dry Ale Yeast

Review by Michael J. on 3/6/2006

Pros: In my 15 years of homebrewing, I've tried just about every dry ale yeast there is, and this one is easily the best! Starts quickly, has a nice, steady fermentation profile, good flocculation, excellent attenuation, and a very clean finish. So far, I've used this with great success to make a red ale, a porter, and an IPA. Please note that my "10" is in terms of comparing with other dry yeasts, and should not be construed to mean that this is better than the liquid varieties. If you're strying to make a regional style (e.g. altbier or scottish ale), you should go with the Wyeast varieties. However, as a general-purpose ale yeast, this one can't be beat. Also, please note that I ALWAYS rehydrate dry yeast in ~95 deg.F pre-boiled water for 15 min. to get the best results.

Cons: The only potential downside is that this attenuates SO well that it might leave your lower gravity beers with less body than you'd like, skewing the palate toward hops & alcohol. If you want a softer finish (e.g. as in a nut brown ale), and you still don't want to mess with the liquid varieties, I would recommend using Cooper's dry ale yeast.

awesome yeast!

Review by andy l. on 7/26/2006

Pros: I sprinkled a package of this yeast on a batch of honey oat pale ale I recently made, and it turned out to be some of the best beer I've ever made. I have experemented with various types of dry and liquid yeasts, and for the conveniance, cost, and reliability, this yeast can not be beat. I don't even know if I will ever use liquid yeast again. My beer turned out clean, clear, and tasted great. This yeast rocks!

Cons: None.

A fine yeast and so simple

Review by Conrad on 7/14/2008

Pros: There is no starter needed, it produces a great taste and its low cost. Have one or two on hand at all times and you can brew at the drop of a hat...

Cons: It does come out a bit cloudy, but it settles when you age it cold.

Love it!

Review by Tim on 1/3/2009

Pros: Have never had a bad result - which is more than I can say for liquid yeast. Fast starting and clean fermenting, especially if you keep it cool (60 - 65F).

Cons: None that I can detect. No worries about freshness, no need for starters.

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