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Imperial Yeast | L28 Urkel Lager | Beer Yeast | Double Pitch | 200 Billion Cells
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Imperial Yeast | L28 Urkel Lager | Beer Yeast | Double Pitch | 200 Billion Cells

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Description

  • L28 is an excellent choice for your Czech lager fermentations with a nice balance between hops and malt
  • Fermentation at the higher end of the range will produce a beer with minimal sulfur and a light ester profile
  • Double pitch size with a minimum of 200 billion cells—twice the size of the standard yeast pitch
  • Imperial Yeast is a group of hard-working, fermentation fanatics who provide the brewing industry with the highest quality, most effective yeast possible

L28 Urkel is a traditional Czechoslovakian lager strain that provides exceptional balance between hops and malt. Slightly sulphery during fermentation, but will clean up nicely during lagering. Ferment toward the higher end of the range for a beer with minimal sulfur notes and a light ester profile.

Attenuation: 71-75%
Flocculation: Medium
Alcohol Tolerance: 10% ABV
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 52-58°F
Cell Count: 200 Billion
Similar Strains: WLP800, WY2001

Please Note: For best results we Always recommend ordering an Ice Pack with your liquid yeast. Ice Packs can be found below in the "You might Also Need" section.

Please Note: When choosing an ice pack option beware that the liquid yeast will not arrive cold even when shipped together. Ice packs and insulated mailing options are designed to keep the yeast colder for longer during shipment, but they will not ensure that your yeast arrives cold. We will not replace liquid yeast that arrives warm. During warmer months we strongly recommend you choose dry yeast.

Item # IYL28
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 0.37 LBS
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Recommended for one of my kits.
Mike F on Dec 29, 2022
I trust imperial yeast more than any other
Graham P on Dec 6, 2022
Recommended for one of my kits.
Mike F on Dec 29, 2022
Not available in my area.
Aaron K on Dec 12, 2022
I trust imperial yeast more than any other
Graham P on Dec 6, 2022
It's my favorite Czech yeast, hand down.
Sean Kinnas on Aug 30, 2022
For Miabock and Pilsner lager
Cody M on Jun 17, 2022
Making a Pilsner
James W on Jan 25, 2022
Best Czech lager yeast out there. For some values of best.
Sean Kinnas on Oct 13, 2021
To brew a Czech Dark Lager
Joseph Dauria on Mar 5, 2021
Best performing and most authentic yeast for a Czech Pilsner
Y U on Feb 17, 2021
Good yeast for a Pilsner
David S on Jan 22, 2021
Have had great success using this in Czech Pilsner recipes
Michael P on Jan 21, 2021
Favorite Lager yeast so far
Joseph B on Dec 11, 2020
Good yeast, used it before.
Jamie W on Dec 4, 2020
This yeast ferments clean and fast at ale temps (66F). I've done several batches of German lagers that all were absolutely delicious with no off flavors this way.
Brandon P on Sep 4, 2020
love this yeast
ryan tedlock on Aug 28, 2019
See above answer
Brian Hatheway on Feb 16, 2019
I wanted to try this
Jaret C on Mar 20, 2018
quality
James F on Feb 7, 2018
Impulse buy
John B on Jan 18, 2018
Not available in my area.
Aaron K on Dec 12, 2022
It's my favorite Czech yeast, hand down.
Sean Kinnas on Aug 30, 2022
Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Oktoberfest
Took off like a rocket in my Oktoberfest. Used instead of Harvest which is my typical go to. Attenuated down to 1.010. Fermented warm. No sulfur to speak of after a ramp up. Clean. Crisp. Delicious.
July 13, 2022
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
First lager
I enjoyed this yeast for many reasons.
Fermented my beer in roughly 2 weeks.
Did a good job clearing up after fermentation
The yeast flavor is there! but it doesn't outshine your malt or hop characters
April 19, 2020
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Nice lager yeast
I made a starter because I made a 10 gallon batch, but I'm not even sure I needed to do it. I hit FG in under 4 days at 54 degrees.

It throws a good amount of sulfur during fermentation, but it's going away pretty fast now that it's lagering. Beer tastes great! I will buy again.

Just a really clean and healthy yeast otherwise.
July 28, 2019
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great year. Nice cell count and a very fast start.
Very fast start to fermentation.
Very fast start to fermentation.
February 16, 2019
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Worked great, no starter
chugged through my 1.050 czech pils in 4 days at 56F and 3 days at 66F
October 17, 2018
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Organic Yeast, Twice the Cell Count, and Awesome Customer Support
This is an amazing producer of yeast. I have sent an e-mail on a Sunday and received a call back in less than an hour. I have used several of their products. This yeast worked very well and resulted in a very tasty lager on my first lager attempt.
March 3, 2018
Purchased
over 6 years ago