Fermentis Safale US-05 Dry Yeast


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Famous Sierra Nevada Chico yeast strain found in beers across America. It produces well balanced beers with low diacetyl and a very clean, crisp end palate. Also sold as White Labs WLP001 California Ale and Wyeast 1056 American Ale. US-05 was formerly called US-56, but likely renamed because it sounded too much like "1056".

For a comparison of these strains see our US-05 vs WY1056/WLP001 tests.

This is by far our most used yeast so we purchase it in 500g bricks (to save money) and then re-package using a Foodsaver vacuum food sealer into smaller packages.


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