German Hefeweizen | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

German Hefeweizen | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • This German-style Wheat Beer recipe allows Hefeweizen yeast to shine at the forefront of the flavor profile. One of most popular kits ever!
  • Includes a single addition of Northern Brewer hops
  • Estimated ABV: 4.5%
  • Estimated IBUs: 13
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

This German-style Wheat Beer has a lovely blond color and distinct hazy appearance in the glass. The flavor for German Hefeweizen is primarily based on the flavor of the very specialized Hefeweizen yeast, so be sure to select one of these strains for fermentation. Just be ready for a vigorous fermentation! This beer is known to pop off airlocks if there isn't enough room in the fermenter. This kit does not contain any steeping grain, using 100% Bavarian Wheat malt extract. A dash of Northern Brewer hops provides just enough bitterness to balance the malt and yeast character. Despite the simple recipe, this is one of our most popular ingredient kits. Our German Hefeweizen is a customer favorite that has brought home many ribbons.

If you want to put a little spin on this recipe, add 8 oz of Caramunich and 4 oz of Chocolate malt to make a Dunkelweizen!

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.046-50
  • SRM (Color Range): 7
  • IBUs: 13
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4.5%

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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It is beer
James on Mar 7, 2023
made previously, love
Sean Donohue on Mar 3, 2023
It is beer
James on Mar 7, 2023
Brew this before and liked it
Gary H on Mar 6, 2023
made previously, love
Sean Donohue on Mar 3, 2023
I like Hefeweizen and have not made this one yet.
Jay S on Feb 1, 2023
It's good
Caveman on Jan 16, 2023
Made this previously and was great!
Robert K on Jan 4, 2023
family favorite
Dennis M T on Dec 13, 2022
a great brew
Vaughn Hadley on Nov 10, 2022
I like it
Tina B on Oct 6, 2022
I love the classic hefeweizen style and it seemed like a beginner-friendly choice for homebrewing
Aaron A on Oct 5, 2022
wanted to make
Patrick L A on Sep 19, 2022
PAUL G S on Sep 14, 2022
Very popular with my friends
Caveman on Sep 9, 2022
A nice light crowd pleaser to get my buddies hooked on homebrew!
Valued C on Aug 25, 2022
Used this before
John A D on Aug 23, 2022
like it
Andrew L on Aug 13, 2022
Want to brew a German style for Oktoberfest with light color
Kenneth J Kistler on Aug 12, 2022
This style of beer is my favorite
Joseph on Jul 25, 2022
This is my first order and my first experience ruling my own beer I do like wheat beer so we’ll have to wait and see how it turns out
PATRICK H on Jul 23, 2022
Sounds yummy... great reviews
Joseph on Jul 19, 2022
Have had great results with this kit
Duke W on Jul 6, 2022
Family favorite for Oktoberfest and throughout the year
Dennis M T on Jul 1, 2022
I like it
Robert H on Jun 25, 2022
It was on your popular list
James B on May 13, 2022
crowd pleaser for lake days
Andy G on May 6, 2022
Came close to what i was looking for
Scott S on Feb 22, 2022
Looks easy and good
Valued C on Feb 18, 2022
Well rated kit, cheaper than buying ingredients separately.
Sam Wright on Feb 1, 2022
Family favorite
Dennis M T on Jan 27, 2022
cause it didnt ship before
Nikhil S on Jan 22, 2022
I like it
Alfred L on Jan 6, 2022
LME wasn't available
Charles D on Dec 24, 2021
Second time using this kit, great results previously
John Caldwell on Dec 11, 2021
Brewed this one last Christmas and it was fantastic
Benjamin C C on Dec 7, 2021
Trying out Omega Yeast
D. Francis on May 22, 2021
Using as a base for a pomegranate Hefewizen
Kevin E on May 18, 2021
I was looking for a Weizen beer kit
Richard B on Apr 14, 2021
Seemed good for summer
JEFF D on Mar 12, 2021
Picked by brother in law as a trial
Bryan & Jenna K on Mar 5, 2021
My first Heff and want it to be German.
Trung Do on Feb 19, 2021
This is a solid, delicious recipe.
Adam T on Feb 4, 2021
First time brewer and seemed like a solid choice
John Caldwell on Nov 24, 2020
Just love this. Easy and light and refreshing
Dennis Hannaford on Nov 12, 2020
We made a wild hucklberry hefe last year so this is a new tradition
Wyatt J on Nov 10, 2020
teaching a class
Eric Alan Clarke S on Oct 15, 2020
so I can give it to my friend to finish my AC install
Bill M on Sep 29, 2020
Excellent Hefeweizen for holiday period
William H on Aug 14, 2020
Wife likes this
christopher t on Aug 10, 2020
Easy summer brew
chip w on Jul 3, 2020
Once made, this is going to be a gift for my father in law.
Patrick B on Jun 15, 2020
Brew this before and liked it
Gary H on Mar 6, 2023
I like Hefeweizen and have not made this one yet.
Jay S on Feb 1, 2023
So I chose the white labs Hefeweizen liquid yeast pack. Is 1 pack of that yeast fine to use for this 5 gallon brew?
Devlin Laurenson on Mar 6, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Roger's answer above is excellent. The German Hefeweizen yeasts are known for being very vigorous fermenters. Since the signature hefeweizen flavors come primarily from the yeast you can experiment with different fermentation temperatures or pitching more/less yeast to encourage the development of the specific clove or banana flavors you would like. This is a great recipe to play around with as it has a lot to teach!
I've brewed this before but it turned out quite darker than I had hoped. Would putting the first 3 pounds of DME in at the beginning of the boil and the last 3 pounds towards the last 10 minutes result in a lighter beer with similar flavor?
Michael Perman on Jul 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Michael - Is it possible that the DME had been burnt/caramelized during the boil causing the finished product to be darker than past batches? To fully understand the process and for us to provide proper advice, please email us at info@moreflavor.com or give us a call.

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Rated 5 out of 5
I will definitely be getting more of this.
Very good taste a little on the sweet side. I enjoyed it very much.
March 18, 2024
Rated 2 out of 5
Abv too high
Not a fan. Came out with too much alcohol. Followed instructions to the letter. OG 1.060 fg 1.010. ANV 6.8. Used Fetmentis WB-06. Some clove, but overpowered by the booziness. Everyone else seems to love it so maybe I screwed up.
May 12, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5
I'm very satisfied with this kit..also I want to add how impressed we are with your delivery speed. Trust me, I have told my Brewing friends about you. Bill McCarthy
September 16, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I like Beer, being born and raised in Germany.
This Hefeweizen is easy to make and I think for the money it is a great Deal
June 29, 2022
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easy, delicious kit
Used DME. I find this tastes better than LME. This is an easy, delicious, and fast kit. Quick brew day because it is an easy recipe. Used WLP300. After fermentation, I cold crash for only a day because hefeweizen is supposed to be cloudy anyways, so quicker to the glass. I will be buying this kit again many times in the future years.
February 17, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Solid choice
Got this because I like this type of beer turned out very well. Will definitely get again.
June 24, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Our first Hefe
The flavor of this ale Hefe is something else. We get a little bit of smoky flavor, plus the wheat, and a fruity finish.
June 16, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Hefeweizen
This beer is super simple to make but turns out great. 3 weeks in primary and then kegged. Nice banana/clove flavor. It takes virtually identical to a local craft version, only darker in color. WIll definitely make again.
June 1, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
Smooth clean beer
My brother and I brewed this beer because of liking the Hefeweizens we have tried. Did not disappoint. Very nice clean from first sip to finish.
May 2, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
So delicious! Smells like banana cream pie!
January 2, 2020
over 4 years ago