I am pretty sure I always stress my yeasties out
No starter. I guess that explains it. I always underpitch without negative results such as this. I even used a lot more than normally would so I assumed that wouldn't be the culprit. I guess ignorance has been bliss up to this point....haha. Trust me, I understand that I don't follow accepted practices...
Somehow my buddy gets away with using one vial of yeast for 10 gallon batches without any issues...never understood it. I probably use twice as much yeast for half as much beer compared to him.
Thanks guys! Should have occurred to me sooner. Stressed US-05 = Hefeweizen