German Hefeweizen | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

German Hefeweizen | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

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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 is a true German-style Hefeweizen recipe using 60% White Wheat malt and 40% 2-Row malt. 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 grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.
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a great hefeweizen a/g kit---have order 9 kits so far
Steve Coursey on Mar 5, 2023
Brewed it before and it’s good
Sandro Z on Feb 10, 2023
a great hefeweizen a/g kit---have order 9 kits so far
Steve Coursey on Mar 5, 2023
It's time to brew this
Frank C on Mar 1, 2023
Brewed it before and it’s good
Sandro Z on Feb 10, 2023
A German Heffe is a fun beer to brew
Jay F on Dec 16, 2022
Free ,winner
Ryan P on Nov 19, 2022
I want it. Price
Ben P on Oct 8, 2022
ABCD and I haven't brewed any German beer yet this season.
Michael H on Aug 31, 2022
Good package deal with the Munich Helles
Antonio Belton on Aug 30, 2022
Combo kit
Tom m on Aug 29, 2022
great beer didd the extract version a few months ago will do the all grain version this time
james stamey on Aug 29, 2022
Deal of the week!
David U on Aug 27, 2022
I've used this before and liked it
Keith G on Aug 25, 2022
For my new all grain system
John A D on Aug 23, 2022
I enjoy German beers
Kenneth D on Aug 9, 2022
Hosting an Oktoberfest in the Fall and need a German beer alternative.
Gordon C on Jul 22, 2022
Tim M on Jun 28, 2022
I love my regular German Wheat beer
Peter M on Jun 17, 2022
I would like to brew a Hefeweizen this summer and my friends and I are looking forward to trying this beer!
Joseph G on Jun 11, 2022
Good taste
Stephen V on May 28, 2022
Love the German Hefeweizen and want to make one before go back to germany
Rhonda L on May 13, 2022
sounds good
Jose N on May 9, 2022
im just starting beer making
art s on Apr 30, 2022
Made it before and loved it
Ben C on Mar 21, 2022
Lite, refreshing beer
JP on Mar 9, 2022
First grain kit
Aaron Wyant on Feb 15, 2022
Sounded like a good beer
Kevin C on Jan 22, 2022
Adam A on Jan 22, 2022
Wife's favorite
Jason Kropp on Dec 17, 2021
Been a while
Tony Hines on Dec 10, 2021
Wanted to brew a Hefe
Harry L on Sep 2, 2021
like german beer
Mark on Aug 12, 2021
had some wlp300 i wanted to use up
Richard G D on Jul 22, 2021
One of my favorites to keep on hand.
Beau J I on Jul 15, 2021
This is a perfect summer brew
DONALD R on Jul 2, 2021
Stephen G on Jul 2, 2021
Sounds tasty
Jackson S on Apr 2, 2021
Have used this before and a good low expense Hef
Donald Palmer on Mar 26, 2021
sounds interesting and had in Germany- Great beer
Gary on Mar 25, 2021
Like this beer
kenneth b on Feb 12, 2021
Always wanted to brew a Hefeweizen
Kenneth V on Jan 29, 2021
First All-Grain Brew
Timothy M on Jan 27, 2021
Vincent Brown on Dec 3, 2020
Trying something new
Jason B on Dec 2, 2020
I have made this kit 2 times before and they both turned out very well.
Ken H on Nov 12, 2020
Cheapest All Grain German Hef Kit on the market
Paul G on Oct 30, 2020
My brewing buddy likes this beer
Levi Stephen K on Oct 13, 2020
I picked this because I wanted to step into all grain brewing and I figured that this would be a good place to start.
Trysten A D on Sep 10, 2020
A refreshing, tasty beer for hot summer days and I like it!
Margaret A W on Aug 27, 2020
Made this kit and currently have it on tap. It has been one of the best beers I have made thus far.
Ken H on Aug 7, 2020
Great summer beer. Thirst quenching, great for sitting on the back porch.
Valued C on Aug 1, 2020
It's time to brew this
Frank C on Mar 1, 2023
A German Heffe is a fun beer to brew
Jay F on Dec 16, 2022
What Would you recommend as a dry yeast for this recipe?
Craig neuberger on Jan 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: For this kit, we recommend the Safbrew WB-06 or the Munich Wheat Beer Yeast by Lallemand.
Lallemand Dry Yeast - Munich Wheat Beer (11 g)
Lallemand Dry Yeast - Munich Wheat Beer (11 g)
Fermentis | SafAle™ WB-06 Wheat Beer | 11.5 g
Fermentis | SafAle™ WB-06 Wheat Beer | 11.5 g
How much priming sugar? My first batch is in the fermentor but I'm wondering how much priming sugar to use when I bottle? In the ordering form, it shows both 4 and 5 ounce options, I ordered the 5 ounce but wasn't sure if I should only use 4 or use the whole 5. I ended up with about 5.5 gallons going into the fermentor so I suspect I will have 5 gallons or a bit less after fermenting. Any suggestions?
John A Kennedy on Apr 11, 2022
BEST ANSWER: I used 4.5 oz on 5 gal and it was perfect.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Easy first brew, fantastic outcome!
Just getting back into brewing after a 20+ year hiatus. I also purchased the Brewzilla Gen 4, 65L, 220V and Fermzilla from MoreBeer and this was my first brew with the new setup. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised at how well this came out. If you are familiar with Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen, this is pretty much spot on but with improved mouthfeel and head retention. Had my first pint today after a hard day of yardwork and I must say it put an immediate smile on my face. A second pint with dinner and I was on cloud-9. Very drinkable, super refreshing and just what the doctor ordered for hot summer days. Wife usually turns her nose up at beer but even she liked this so that says a lot in my book!

I hit all my numbers as predicted by Brewfather with a final 5.7 ABV. Followed the Morebeer recipe exactly and used a starter of WB-06.

So awesome to be able to brew something that came out this well on the first go! Thanks, MoreBeer gang for this awesome kit and great first brewing experience!
First Pint!
First Pint!
May 19, 2024
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome Bravarian Hefeweizen
Great kit. Came out perfect. Used Wyeast. Will brew again.
March 8, 2024
Rated 5 out of 5
great German Hefeweizen
I brewed a Paulaner Hefeweizen clone once and it the best Hef that I ever made and it was from dry extract with liquid yeast.
I just drank my first glass of this and it is just as good.
All grain kit with Munich Classic dry yeast (way to hot to ship liquid not). I started with RO water and used water adjustments based on Brewfather. I fermented in my SS Brewtech Unitank with Glycol chiller at 68F for most of the time them when it was close to final gravity I dropped the temp by 1 degree a day then shut off the blow off valve after 3 days. The psi came up to about 7 psi and I left it there for another 3 days then crashed and kegged. Carbonated for 3 days and just poured my first glass today. The balance between clove and banana was perfect. I was pleasantly surprised because I was afraid that it was going to be a banana bomb based on samples taken before I kegged it.
I am gong to do the dunkel heffeweizen next but will do this one again real soon.
German Hefeweizen All Grain
German Hefeweizen All Grain
September 7, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5
Great beer
I'm happy with the kit and how the beer turned out.
October 19, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very nice Hefeweizen
Kit came fast and made a great Hefeweizen. I chose the Wyeast WY3068 Weihenstephan Weizen Yeast. This gave the hefeweizen a nice light clove banana wheat flavor with a drier finish.
If ordering the yeast, being a liquid that needs to be kept cold, order with the coldest option. I ordered with a cold pack and insulated pouch, both items were warm when arrived at my house; good thing I was brewing that day.
If you are a beginner to all grain, directions are lacking and somewhat confusing since they are made for extract brewing.
September 11, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
So.good.breq it!
This was an absolutely fantastic Hefeweizen, it was almost indistinguishable from Paulaner. Very popular with friends and family and visually indistinguishable. My only complaint as a brew in a bag Brewer is that I need to mash longer or remill the grains in order to increase efficiency. Absolutely fantastic and I will certainly buy this again. Follow the directions and you'll look like a pro.
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March 24, 2022
Rated 4 out of 5
I have brewed the extract version of this kit many times, and every time it came out perfect.
The all grain came out a little thin and lacked flavor.
This could have been brewers error during steeping, but we will see next time I brew it, which it will.
December 17, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Good Beer...
What you would expect in a Hefe.
September 27, 2021
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great kit, greater beer!
Great kit. Came quickly and good results. I used Irish moss to clarify. Yum!
Turned out great. Banana and clove on the back end. Yum!  All grain is the way to go!
Turned out great. Banana and clove on the back end. Yum! All grain is the way to go!
July 9, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Pair This With Omega Bananaza
I figure this would be pretty awesome with most of the suggested yeasts. I initially chose the dry yeast but came back and got the new Omega Bananaza yeast. The airlock smells heavily of bananas. The final product tastes of banana's but its more so that the clove flavor is completely missing.

I don't think you can go wrong with this kit, but I suggest giving the new yeast a try.
June 30, 2021