Escarpment Labs Weizen I
The classic German Hefeweizen strain, with ample potential to create the characteristic clove and banana flavours. Clove character can be emphasized though a ferulic acid rest in the mash, as well as by using a lower fermentation temperature. Banana ester (isoamyl acetate) character can be emphasized by slightly underpitching, creating a more fermentable wort, and/or using a higher fermentation temperature.
Optimum Temp: 18-24°C (65-76°F)
Alcohol tolerance: Medium High