From: Imperial Yeast
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
Excellent choice for your Czech lager fermentations. Urkel allows for a nice balance between hops and malt. This strain can be slightly sulphery during fermentation, but it cleans up during lagering. Fermentation at the higher end of the range will produce a beer with minimal sulfur and a light ester profile with that classic Czech edge you are looking for.
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Brewing Properties of Urkel
The functional properties of brewing yeasts have a direct impact on the performance, quality and economics of the resulting beer.
The alcohol tolerance determines the ABV at which yeast cells go dormant and stop fermenting.
Attenuation refers to the percentage of sugars converted to alcohol and carbon dioxide, as measured by specific gravity.
Flocculation refers to the tendency of yeast to form clumps called "flocs" that drop in order to make the beer clear.
The optimal temperature is the range in which the yeast performs best without putting off any off-flavors. Pitching the yeast into wort usually happens at the low end of the temperature range.
Comparable Beer Yeasts
If you cannot find Urkel (L28) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.
Common Beer Styles using Urkel
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Urkel yeast:
Czech Pilsner, Czech Amber Lager, Czech Dark Lager, American Lager, Pre-Prohibition Lager, Schwarzbier, American Lager, German Pils, Dunkels, Helles, Mexican Lager, Vienna Lager, Rauchbier, Dortmunder Export, Maibock, Bock, Marzen, Baltic Porter, Doppelbock, Eisbock & Bière de Garde
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