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German Hefeweizen - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)
KIT235
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Description

A German-Style Wheat Beer with a blond color and hazy appearance. There is very little hops in this recipe because the flavor is based primarily on the flavor of the very specialized Hefeweizen yeast. Six pounds of Bavarian Dried Wheat Malt Extract, 60% wheat and 40% barley, is used as the base extract. A simple, yet award winning recipe that has become a favorite with our customers who enjoy German-Style Wheat Beer.

This kit does not contain any grain, only Dry Malt Extract. No grain bag is needed.

*NOTE: If your fermentation goes a little crazy at first, don't fret. Just clean off the airlock and replace it.

MoreTips!: Try adding 8oz of Caramunich (GR591) & 4oz of Chocolate (GR600) to make a Dunkelweizen!


Makes 5 gallons
Estimated Original Gravity:1.046-50
SRM (Color Range): 7
IBU's: 12-15
Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4.5%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags or yeast. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grain will come milled

WLP300 - White Labs Hefeweizen
WY3068 - Wyeast Weihenstephan Weizen
IYG01 - Imperial Stefon

Item # KIT235
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 7LBS
ABV %4.5
IBU13
SRM7
Beer StyleWheat
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentLow (3-5%)
BitternessLow (10-25ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
Pre-MilledY
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ratings were good
Louis M on Aug 8, 2018
Love hefeweizens and had good reviews
Patrick Manley on Jul 25, 2018
ratings were good
Louis M on Aug 8, 2018
Wife's favorite style.
Shawn P on Aug 7, 2018
Love hefeweizens and had good reviews
Patrick Manley on Jul 25, 2018
because I love a good Hefe!
Edward B on Jul 21, 2018
My favorite.
Anthony T on Jul 10, 2018
Made this before and it was as good as imported.
D A on Jul 7, 2018
Order before...very happy with product
william n on Jun 26, 2018
Tasted awesome
Marie C on Jun 2, 2018
My friends requested I brew a hef
Danielle A on Jun 1, 2018
I Only have 2 left in the frig - love it
Joe M on May 15, 2018
Wanted to brew my first wheat beer.
chad f on May 10, 2018
General Interest
Ryan C on May 10, 2018
Great and easy recipe.....Do not use an airlock, use a blow off tube to a bucket
Paul J P on May 2, 2018
Quick extract brew to keep beer in the pipeline. Great Hefe
Michael B on May 2, 2018
I love the taste, so smooth
Mark P on Apr 4, 2018
Flavor
Ted S on Mar 24, 2018
I enjoy the wheat beer and have not tried this one before
Sean O on Mar 20, 2018
Summertime beer!
Stephanie A on Feb 19, 2018
I've always love Hefeweizen
Knowles A on Jan 27, 2018
favorite style
Chris S on Jan 25, 2018
i like hefes
Alexander P on Jan 22, 2018
wanted to try a hef
chris g on Jan 17, 2018
Wife's favorite style.
Shawn P on Aug 7, 2018
because I love a good Hefe!
Edward B on Jul 21, 2018
Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Simplest kit possible. Used a Belgian yeast and came out perfect
July 21, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Excellent
I made this as an extract.

I've drank a lot of Hefeweizens over the years and this one will stand up to any of them. Clove with a touch of banana. I could not have asked for a better result!
May 24, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Easy recipe, tasty brew
This is a great standard brew, that is the easiest beer ever – no hops to add, no grains to steep, just malt to heat up and brew. This makes it kind of boring, but that also means that there’s less room for error, and that it can be completed relatively quickly while doing other things on a Sunday evening.
The beer itself is pretty good, too. In my brewing of it, it’s a tad sweeter than I want it to be, but the hef flavors are all there, and it’s mellowed with age. Definitely recommend for a good straight-forward hefeweizen beer.
April 4, 2018
Simple to make, easy to drink
Brewed this and it was almost too easy. It taste good, but the mouth feel leaves a little to be desired-it's really thin. I did add some extra hops I had laying around and it turned into a nice, hoppy, hef.
April 4, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Great Hefe. Highly recommend.
March 30, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
I have made it many times before snd love the flavor of a traditional Hefe.
March 21, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
It’s not a bad beer to learn with. It’s super simple to make and it’s a beer that can be an all day drinker and impress your friends. Personally this beer disappoints me because it needed more Ingredients like body and more hops for like a dry hop addition too easy to make k need more complexity
February 24, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Excellent recipe
I'm not normally a huge fan of wheat beers, but this one turned out awesome. I fermented in the 67-70 degree range and ended up with a very nice complement of clove and banana. Everyone who's sampled it has raved about it, so I expect I'll be brewing this one again.
February 4, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Watermelon Wheat
This is the best beer I've brewed, awesome summer beach brew! I'm about to do my third batch of it, can't get enough.

Started with the German Hefe extract kit. Brewed with WLP 320 yeast so the bananas don't hide the watermelon.

Added 1/4 lb honey 30 minutes into boil to bump up the ABV, 4.5 % is fine but I like a little more kick (came out at 6.2%). Can't taste the honey in the beer.

After 10 days in primary added 6 cups of watermelon to secondary, let it bubble for another 10-12 days (check final gravity). This time I'm just going to add it to the primary after initial fermentation stops and see how it goes - less dishes to wash and there's really no need for a secondary with wheat beer. Used an ice cream scoop and potato masher to juice and then strained through cheese cloth (don't like floaties). Football size seedless watermelon was just barely enough to get 6 cups, might try a seeded one next time, they seem to have a stronger taste.

Slight watermelon nose and up front taste, finishes clean - and goes FAST, I'm going to start doing 10 gallon batches. You get enough watermelon to instantly know what it is but not enough to be overpowering.
August 28, 2017
Great Kit - extremely drinkable
This was the 2nd kit I ever made and man was it a hit! It is so easy to brew and is the perfect summer beer. I was terrified of it tasting too much like bananas so I used the California Ale yeast from white labs instead, and I think it gave it great flavor. Will brew this one again during the summer time.
March 1, 2017