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Old 02-14-2013, 02:26 AM   #1
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Default 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?


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Old 02-14-2013, 02:30 AM   #2
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Can it? Sure. Will it be precisely to style? Likely there are times when it does not produce the flavors indicative of the style.


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Old 02-14-2013, 02:31 AM   #3
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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...
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:43 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:45 AM   #5
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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).
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Awesome. I mainly stick to American style beers, for now anyways.
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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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