i just got my 6 gal carboy, and i brewed my rusty trombone american ale on the 8th. this is the first time i've used dry yeast and i didnt even hydrate it. added the yeast @7 pm. first shot @ 5 am next morning, second @ 11 pm that night, and 3rd @ 3 pm today.
so far i'm really liking us-05 , and saving money.