As homebrewers, Safale US-05 is one of our favourite dry yeasts. It produces well-balanced beers with low diacetyl and a very clean, crisp end palate. Sedimentation: low to medium. Final gravity: medium. It is essentially a dry version of the classic American ale strain offered by other yeast manufacturers and exhibits all the same qualities that make these yeasts so popular. A clean, neutral flavour profile is produced and acts as the perfect base on which to build excellent American style beers. Often used in pale ales and IPAs, it is a versatile strain that can be used in almost any style. It is relatively attenuative, ferments well and clears well with a little time. It can be used when hops, malts, or both are to be accentuated. All of these attributes make it an ideal choice as a house strain. This is a great yeast to have a pack of on hand for brewing emergencies!
Beer Styles: American Amber Ale, American Barleywine, American Brown Ale, American IPA, American Pale Ale, American Stout, Braggot, Brown Porter, Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer, Cream Ale, Dry Stout, Fruit Beer, Imperial IPA, Irish Red Ale, Other Smoked Beer, Russian Imperial Stout, Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer, Strong Scotch Ale, Wood-Aged Beer. US05 is also known as s05 and is a good substitute for WYeast 1056 and White Labs WLP001