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BansheeRider 02-14-2013 01:26 AM

Can US-05 yeast be used in any beer?
Ale beer that is. For some reason I love this yeast and prefer it over liquid yeast. Can this be used in any beer other than lagers?

freisste 02-14-2013 01:30 AM

Can it? Sure. Will it be precisely to style? Likely there are times when it does not produce the flavors indicative of the style.

norsk 02-14-2013 01:31 AM

Sure it can be used in any beer... probably not a good idea to use it in every beer though. I use US-5 in a good portion of my beers, wouldn't dream of using it in a Belgian or some of the English beers among others... It is handy to have around, though I tend to use more liquid yeasts overall...

ffaoe 02-14-2013 01:43 AM

it deffinitely cant be used in just any beer. it does work well with many american ale styles such as IPA, APA, american amber, american brown, cream, and blonde. its also a good strain to use when experimenting with new ingredients and combinations. its clean fermenting so it allows the flavors of malts, hops, or other ingredients to come through.

sweetcell 02-14-2013 01:45 AM

it's good for most american beer styles, and any beer where yeast characteristics aren't really called for. that rules out belgian beers, for example.

IPAs & pale ales feature hops, porters and stouts feature roasted malts, barleywine doesn't need a ton of yeast character - these are all great styles for US-05. you could even pull off Category 6 beers if you ferment cool (except kolsch, IMO).

BansheeRider 02-14-2013 02:38 AM

Awesome. I mainly stick to American style beers, for now anyways.

Toga 02-14-2013 04:00 PM

I agree with the others. American style ales are what is is best suited for. Anything from a pale ale to an American style stout. It is a great yeast. I use it for a very large percentage of what I brew. The exception is where the yeast provides a large part of the flavor such as a heffe or Belgian.

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