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German Hefeweizen - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

German Hefeweizen - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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Description

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.
 
 
ABV %4.5
IBU13
SRM7
Beer StyleWheat Beer
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentLow (3-5%)
BitternessLow (10-25ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodAll Grain
Pre-MilledY
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Tim M on Jun 28, 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
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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 W on Feb 15, 2022
Sounded like a good beer
Kevin C on Jan 22, 2022
good
Adam A on Jan 22, 2022
Wife's favorite
Jason Kropp on Dec 17, 2021
Been a while
Tony H 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
BEER
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 Sanger 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
price
Vincent B 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
I'm German.
Russell F on Jul 30, 2020
i like a good hefe
EDWARD T on Jul 23, 2020
For my wife
Jeffrey M on Jul 22, 2020
trying different beer varieties, looks interesting! also affordable
Sebastian P on Jul 7, 2020
I like Hefeweizens and thought I'd give it a try
Michael on Jun 9, 2020
Great reviews and a good summer beer.
Chuck B on Jun 8, 2020
That banana and clove
Andrew L on May 28, 2020
wanted a light summer kit
John Fitzgerald on May 26, 2020
love this beer
Robin L on May 14, 2020
Trying something new.
Christopher M on May 9, 2020
I've wanted to do this for awhile and now are going too. Cheers
Cecil Taylor on Mar 16, 2020
Great kit
Phil L on Mar 14, 2020
After living in Germany for years I really appreciate a good German HefeWeizen Beer
Russell on Feb 29, 2020
I have brewed this before and like it.
Timothy Rawlings on Feb 19, 2020
Love Hefes, had good reviews and great price.
Judah S on Feb 1, 2020
I love my regular German Wheat beer
Peter M on Jun 17, 2022
Good taste
Stephen V on May 28, 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 Dry Yeast - Safbrew WB-06 (11.5g)
Fermentis Dry Yeast - Safbrew WB-06 (11.5g)
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: More Beer has a chart that will show how much prime sugar to use based on the following info: type of beer, temp. of wort, and volume of beer ready for bottling. I've have brewed this a/g kit several times with good results...recommend 2 weeks priming @ 70-75 degrees and 4-5 weeks conditioning at 64-66 degrees
Reviews

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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
Nice
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
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Good Beer...
What you would expect in a Hefe.
September 27, 2021
Purchased
over 3 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
Purchased
1 year 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
Rated 5 out of 5
Some helpful tips!
The all-grain version of this kit makes awesome beer. The ingredient list looks simple, right? Only one small hop addition, two grains, and one yeast. And it is simple. However, the details are very important if you want to maximize its potential. Here are some pointers.

First: if you're going with a dry yeast, ignore the dry yeast recommendation in the kit instructions. The dry yeast that is going to make the most of this kit, as of 2021, is the "Munich Classic" yeast by Lallemand. This "Munich Classic" strain is a different yeast from the plain "Munich" yeast, and it's very closely related to the "Weihenstephan w68" strain that's used in the world's best hefeweizens.

Second: If you do use the Munich Classic dry yeast or one of the liquid W68 strains, you can brew this warmer than suggested and the yeast performs great. I fermented it without temperature control at 62 F ambient temperature (the side of the carboy measured 72 degrees during the peak of primary fermentation!) and got a nice, well balanced flavor. The main thing to be aware of if you do let it ferment at 72 is that this yeast is a powerhouse mega beast and will blow your airlock out with great fervor. Use a blowoff tube for the first few days until the krausen settles...don't even try using an airlock before then. Use a larger fermenter than you think you need... my 5 gallon batch in a 6.5 gallon carboy still blew foam out of the blowoff tube.

Third: If you're using the all grain kit, wheat can be a bit tricky to mash. If you use the standard "60 minute mash" approach, you're likely going to have low efficiency, especially if you don't sparge. Hefeweizens are usually decoction mashed in stages which can help with efficiency, but instead of going to all that trouble, you can instead try a longer mash (90 minutes, for example). Use a mash paddle or a big whisk to really give the grain the business. If you batch sparge, let it sit for longer than you usually do. Measure your wort's gravity after the first batch sparge and if it's lower than expected, do a second batch sparge and boil it all down to your target volume. You'll get it to work.
This the dry yeast you need... the Lallemand Munich Classic.
Delicious.
Delicious wort.
May 17, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Delicious
This is the only recipe kit that I have bought multiple times so far. It is absolutely delicious especially if you add some orange peels and/or coriander.
February 16, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Looks good
I haven't brewed it yet, but as the title says it looks good. I'll be using citra whole hops to make a citra weizen
December 25, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Legit Bavarian Hefeweizen!!!
Legit! I travel to Munich for work 2-3 times per year and wanted to brew a legit Bavarian Hefeweizen. I used the wyeast 3068 and made a starter. I adjusted water chemistry for Munich. I also did a ferulic acid rest at 112F for ten mins before ramping up to 152 for 60 mins. I fermented at 64F and fermentation was very very active within 12 hours. Fermentation was complete in 7 days. Cold crashed to 36 degrees for 3 days and then kegged and carbonated. So 10 days, grain to glass, 11 if you count the 24 hours under 40 psi to get it carbonated. I highly recommend this kit. It is absolutely delicious with a great clove spice and subtle banana aroma.
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September 10, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Weissbier just like I like
This is the style I have brewed the most. This kit came out very tasty, and I was drinking it within 2 weeks. Added 1/2 lb. of rice hulls, but I suspect I would've gotten better Grainfather efficiency without them.
June 23, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago