Dunkelweizen | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

Dunkelweizen | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • Traditional hefeweizen flavors and aromas but with more malt flavor
  • Includes 100% Galena hops
  • Estimated ABV: 4.9%
  • Estimated IBUs: 22
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

A true Dunkelweizen recipe. This beer style focuses on the traditional hefeweizen flavors and aromas but with more malt flavor. A nice blend of caramunich and chocolate malt help give the beer a nice dark color and round malt character.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.050-1.052
  • SRM (Color Range): 19
  • IBUs: 22
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4.9%


Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.
Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.


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Sounded good
Charles K on Mar 2, 2023
One of my favorite styles.
Radach on Jul 8, 2022
Sounded good
Charles K on Mar 2, 2023
looks good
Benjamin F on Sep 22, 2022
One of my favorite styles.
Radach on Jul 8, 2022
Easy brew
Kenneth S on Mar 11, 2022
I have made this several times, It's a good beer
Joel Bornhoft on Sep 9, 2021
Liked it the first time I made it. It's a good beer.
Joel Bornhoft on Apr 19, 2021
Brewed it last year for a golf outing. It was a hit!!
Kenneth N on Mar 25, 2021
Making a lighter beer for neighbors
James E on Feb 5, 2021
one of my favorites
Donald S on Oct 27, 2020
so I can give to my friend to finish my AC install
Bill M on Sep 29, 2020
I really like it
greg s on Sep 11, 2020
good taste
MARVIN R on Sep 5, 2020
Want something for Oktoberfest & not confident in lagering.
Jeffery C on Aug 26, 2020
Oktoberfest is coming
Mike C on Aug 15, 2020
Something new for me
William R on Aug 5, 2020
good fall beer
Andrew D B on Jul 27, 2020
Looked like a good, easy kit to try. I like the style.
Joel Bornhoft on Jun 13, 2020
Great beer for fall
Mahmut Mustafa A on Jun 8, 2020
Beer stylr requested from a friend
Kenneth N on Apr 15, 2020
Hefeweizens are delicious, but I wanted more flavor
Benjamin D on Mar 22, 2020
dunkelweizen is my favorite beer
Joshua G on Dec 17, 2019
I am interested in trying another Dunkel. The first one was a little sweet.
Paul Korinko on Oct 8, 2019
It's one of y favorites
Brian M S on Sep 25, 2019
Introducing a friend to basic brewing
Scott T on Sep 14, 2019
Had this great beer before
Clint S on Aug 28, 2019
I want to do a Dunkle
Matthew S. W on Apr 15, 2019
Haven't brewed this style
Dale D C on Mar 9, 2019
Seemed like on of the better extract dunkel kits out there, looked at a lot of different options but this one had more variety in the ingredients.
David B on Dec 18, 2018
Most favorite beer kit
BubbaK on Dec 14, 2018
Using as a beer for Oktoberfest
Alan T on Aug 2, 2018
Needed a dark German Wheat Extract recipe
Jeffrey B on Jul 4, 2018
Made this before; absolutely GREAT Beer!!!!
Bob Prislipsky on Apr 9, 2018
one of my favorites
Wes B on Feb 8, 2018
I loved dunkelweizens in Germany, so I'd like to try and make my own.
Dominick V on Jan 15, 2018
looks good
Benjamin F on Sep 22, 2022
Easy brew
Kenneth S on Mar 11, 2022
Does this have a banana taste?
Chris Piatt on Jan 27, 2023
BEST ANSWER: The yeast choice plays a big role in producing those flavors. I use Lallermand Munich Classic dry yeast. Keep the temps towards the upper end of the scale and do not over pitch yeast if you are looking for those flavors. Hope this helps.
Joel B.

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Rated 5 out of 5
One of my all time favorites
One of my favorites! I will definitely be brewing this one again and again
March 29, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
lacking head
Been brewing about 15 years now. Been to Oktoberfest twice. I love a great Dunkel. While the flavor was good (a little too sweet maybe for me), there was little to no head, which made me resort to some pretty drastic pouring techniques to generate said head. Neighbors loved the beer and when you serve this in a plastic cup, no one will even miss that big wheaty, frothy head anyway. I'd consider adding more crystal or carastan to improve the head for future.
September 29, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Pretty good beer kit
I really liked this kit. Went with the LME option. I did add 8oz. DME and 8oz. brown sugar to bump it up to about 6.1%. Partial boil, 70% late malt addition and used Munich Classic yeast @ 68* to 70*. Turned out 100% great. Next time, and there will be a next time, I will try to ferment @72* to try to get a little more Banana flavor out of it unless it's cool enough to ship Wyeast 3068..maybe not. More Beer should add Munich Classic to the drop down list of yeasts, it's a great option, IMO. Keep up the great kits MB !!
July 11, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent Dunkel
This was the first Dunkel I’ve done and it came out amazing! The flavors are so good and very smooth. I’d recommend this to anyone
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May 17, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
Best extract kit
This is one of the.most liked beers I have brewed out of maybe 10 different extract kits from more beer.
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April 17, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent brew. Great balance, complex character
September 20, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Tremendously good stuff here. I real treat worth savoring.
August 15, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
easy drinking dark wheat beer
Nothing too complex here just an easy drinking German wheat beer that goes down smooth.
February 16, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Wow! Reminds me of Bavaria
Wow! The WL liquid yeast was slow to get started but once it kicked off I was so glad I used a blow off tube. This is the best kit yet that I have purchased from MoreBeer. Beats American pale ale, Hefeweizen, Belgian. Going to start a second batch now.
January 22, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
A great kit!
Nice malty kick with that familiar wheat beer taste. This kit is well balanced and expertly put together. I've ordered lots of kits from MoreBeer and never hated any of them.. this one though gets top marks from me, borderline perfect! Will be brewing this one again.
April 28, 2017