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Old 12-22-2010, 01:39 AM   #1
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How long does US-05 typically take to completely ferment a normal strength ale (1.050)???



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Old 12-22-2010, 01:45 AM   #2
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I think it depends on temperature, but 3-7 days is reasonable. I find it flocculates at about 14 days for me.



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Thanks. I just kegged after 8 days and the beer was very cloudy. I think I'll wait 2 weeks next time I use it. Too bad its not like S-04...you can keg a perfectly clear beer in nearly 4 days.

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I've had beers finish fermenting in 2 days with it.

That yeast is a pain if you can't crash your fermenter. It will hang out in suspension for weeks. The second you get it below 50F though, it drops like a rock.

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I get crystal clear beer within 14 days with S-05 at 61*



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