Brewday Saturday, I needed yeast. Not a homebrew shop to be found within 3 hours of here. There is a little craft beer store about 5 mins from my house that carries a small selection of grain, a few hops, and a cuople strains of yeast, and a few other brewing related supplies. All at stupid high marked up prices. I was brewing 12 gallons, so I needed a good bit to pitch. They had a few smack packs, and a couple vials. There was also some packs of wine yeast, and a lager yeast. But alas.....no US-05. Best I could do, was Coopers brewing yeast. It gave me no indication what it was. I'm assuming some version od 1056, US-05, or a WLP002. So, I made due, and pitched two packs, chilled my wort to 60*. By morning, it was chugging away. By late evening, it was going nuts. Come morning, It blew the lid on my demi-jon. Ambient where it is setting is 65*. The temp on the demi-jon is 69*. This stuff went wild! It's ferminting strong, to say the least. I jsut hope it cleans up nice, and will make a decent wheat beer. Seems to be a good bit of banana in the co2 coming off. Not a bad thing for a wheat.
Anyone have any experience with it?