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Old 09-16-2010, 10:37 AM   #1
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Default Safale US-05 is da man!

Just wanted to say I love Safale US-05.
Anyone contemplating using this yeast should give it a try.
I tried it because I tend to be cheap, and so is dry yeast.
I've brewed 10 batches now, and the best beer I've brewed was with US-05.
I brewed a batch this weekend pitched US-05 and within 5 hours was getting airlock activity, and 24 hours later was cleaning up the mess it made blowing the hood off my carboy.
I used liquid yeast on all other batches even with starter on a stirplate and haven't made beer as good as with US-05.
Has anyone else had the same experience, or am I just jumping to conclusions?


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Old 09-16-2010, 10:47 AM   #2
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Dry yeast has come a long way since the days of the "Kit n' kilo" Although I use liquid yeast for beer, I use dry exclusively for ciders. Good stuff...


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Old 09-16-2010, 10:48 AM   #3
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I always have 05 and 04 in my fridge. They are solid.

If the price on the Safale products were the same as the notty, I think they would replace them as everyone's go to yeast.

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Old 09-16-2010, 01:30 PM   #4
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Safale US-05 is a great yeast. My last batch of APA was 5 degrees off (above) for a few days and it still came out good. It's a very forgiving yeast for ipa's and apa's. Go to love it.
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US-05 is as close to fool proof as a yeast can get. Ferment very cool with it, and you get a beer that is quite lager-like.

I use it in two of my house brews, Amber Ale and American Wheat.
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:24 AM   #6
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i really love this yeast, instead of using as a backup yeast, when using liquid yeast, this is my first option for ipas and pale ales,
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Old 09-19-2010, 12:44 PM   #7
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I just used it with my BM Oktoberfast. I was concerned its attenuation but it turned out great! I have also used it with a few pale ales and had good success. My LHBS sells it for around $3, not too bad.


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