SAFALE US-05 Theres no stopping it

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wanus
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SAFALE US-05 Theres no stopping it

Post by wanus » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:15 pm

When I brew my kits I tend to use the yeast packs with them.Two and a half week back I set an outta date bitter kit away and used safale us-05 because the pack was missing on the kit.It started life at 1.050 and when I checked 3 days ago it was down to 1.010 but its still doin its thing through the air lock.I can only think this is because of this yeast strain.Whats other users experiences using this yeast?
FV 1:Wilko IPA(with candi sugar)
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Bottle conditioning:Abdij&Four finger Jack
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Re: SAFALE US-05 Theres no stopping it

Post by Hanglow » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:57 pm

I always find it a bit slow compared to english yeasts but that is quite a long time. Temperature changes can lead to airlock activity too - if the beer/headspace gets warmer it'll expand and your airlock will bubble very slowly

I'd just relax and test it again in another day or so
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Re: SAFALE US-05 Theres no stopping it

Post by legion » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:57 pm

I normally get about 85% attenuation with us05 my last brew with it went from 1044 to 1006.
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Re: SAFALE US-05 Theres no stopping it

Post by TC2642 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:00 pm

It's a pretty rigorous yeast, I always use it for my 6% and upwards IPA and find it will get down to 1012 from 1060ish within a week or two, I do mash on the high end so it will also be dependent on what the kit manufacture did as well.
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Re: SAFALE US-05 Theres no stopping it

Post by wanus » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:45 pm

Thanx for the replies,i`m gonna keg it this Friday after work.Its slowed down more since this post,its just gone over the normal period when I usualy keg or bottle.I`m sure it`ll be fine.
FV 1:Wilko IPA(with candi sugar)
FV 2:Empty
Demi 1&2:Pumpkin wine
Demi 3&4:Empty
Maturing:Four finger Jack
Bottle conditioning:Abdij&Four finger Jack
Drinking:Allendale Wolf (Clone)Elderflower champagne
Planning:Wolf (clone)

Keep yer pecker hard and yer powder dry.

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