Walter Wheat | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

Walter Wheat | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

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  • Our Walter Wheat ale recipe combines a scientific experiment of non-traditional malts, complex hopping list, and a secret ingredient (see below!)
  • Includes Cascade, Amarillo®, Simcoe®, and Crystal hops
  • Estimated ABV: 4%
  • Estimated IBUs: 28-32
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

Start brewing bad with Walter Wheat!  The ultimate wheat beer that you can make legally... at home... without robbing a train to get the ingredients.  We perfected our secret formula but unlike W.W., we are willing to share. We started with a tradtional wheat malt mixed with regular malted barley to get that perfect wheat/barley blend. Then we left tradtional and added some modern scientific twists that might just set the standard for Wheat Beers.  We use acidulated malt and melanoidin malts to add malty crispness (yes malty crispness). Our super complex hop list of Simcoe®, Cascade, and Amarillo® hops put a lot of pop in this beer. And then of course we had to mellow it out a little with a dose of Crystal hops in the finish.  

The super secret ingredient? Ok, ok we'll tell you that too....  Brewing Bad Rock Candy added at the end of the boil. These blue raspberry sugar crystals lend a raspberry flavor that completely blends in to add complexity, depth, and we think a little pizazz, but in no way over powers the beer.  You won't be thinking Raspberry Wheat, you'll just be wondering how you can get more. 

And while a kick ass brewing lab would be a great place to make this beer, you can actually do it right on your stove top, in the kitchen, with the windows open. It might not be as profitable, but we guarantee a whole lot of fun.  You better get brewing... 

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.040-44
  • SRM (Color Range): 6-8
  • IBUs: 28-32
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4%

Note - The recipe kit will come with 2 oz of the raspberry rock candy, but if you'd like to add more that will need to be ordered separately from the options below.

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.

Amarillo® is a trademark owned by Virgil Gamache Farms, Inc.
Simcoe® is a registered trademark owned by Yakima Chief Hops, LLC.

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My wife loves wheat beers
Douglas S on Jan 5, 2023
description sounded interesting
Ted S on Nov 22, 2021
My wife loves wheat beers
Douglas S on Jan 5, 2023
like wheat beers, love the name!
austin n on Dec 6, 2022
description sounded interesting
Ted S on Nov 22, 2021
Something new
I've brewed this three times before and its popular. I never add the rocks.
j on Jun 28, 2020
Wanted something different
Charles B on May 31, 2020
have brewed this several times and was requested for a 70th birthday party
Jason W on May 20, 2020
Enjoyed this kit as a extract starting to do all grain and making for a wedding.
Jason W on Jul 4, 2019
to flip into a white ipa
KYLE K on Mar 25, 2019
Timothy E on Oct 31, 2018
ordered before
Keith S on Jun 2, 2018
wanted to try this as some Friends asked me to make a wheat will let you know how it turns out
mark l on Mar 1, 2018
Excellent base recipe for many variations
Mark F on Feb 9, 2018
like wheat beers, love the name!
austin n on Dec 6, 2022
Something new

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Rated 5 out of 5
Works great, simple and very refreshing
I've made this about 4 times. This beer and some other experiences really opened my eyes to wheat beers beyond the Blue Moon style or hefeweizens. This is not like that. Think light, summery and crisp. Not cloying sweet, thick, or hazy. After you try this, make a wheat lager or an American wheat ale without all the raspberry or other flavors. It's a lot more drinkable, I think, than all-barley lagers and ales for beginner brewers. And helps with a lot of the early problems like poor head retention.
May 30, 2022
over 5 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great summer brew
I made this without the rock candy and added a jar of the blood orange candy syrup during the last 5 minutes of the boil. It turned out great and I'll be doing it again for a great summer brew.
August 19, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Always enjoyed by the crowds
We don't add the blue rocks, so maybe this is more of a Shraider Bru, but its always enjoyable. Brewed it three times so far as a summer beer. Hoppy, but drier than a Pale Ale and no Caramel notes
June 29, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great kit
I have brewed this one several times. I do leave the candy out but still a great kit
July 18, 2019
over 5 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Not bad, but no raspberry flavors
I followed the directions for this kit. After 2 weeks in the fermenter, and 2 weeks in secondary I could not taste any raspberry at all. I added a second ounce of the flavor crystals and it turned a shade of green. Still no raspberry flavor which is why I bought the kit to begin with.
July 11, 2019
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
greart buy
After 3 weeks of conditioning, " Walter" turned out great Has a smooth texture and a mild wheat taste. I cut back 1/2 of the raspberry which left a milder flavor. Great buy for $19 and will re-order again
March 28, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 2 out of 5
This was OK at best. While I raved about the Strawberry Blonde, I thought this would be great in the summer. But, I just don' t like American Wheat Ales. Plus is was sugary sweet, which isn't for me.
November 10, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5
Cool concept with the blue crystal candy, Walt's signature product. I boiled the candy for the entire 60 minutes by mistake, which made it smell a bit like candy and taste that way. I see the the other reviews that said they could not taste the candy. Try brewing it for 60 minutes instead of the last 5. Ran out of this beer fast will brew again.
December 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
Good summer beer
This is a very nice and light beer. I when with a wheat beer yeast and can I think that gave me a better outcome. I will brew this one again.
May 23, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5
It's a wheat....
this beer is alright. For the price it's great and can't beat that name. If you truly want the raspberry flavor with a wheat base pick up morebeer's berry beer (one of my wife's all time favorites). I mashed a little on the lower end. Came out very clean, a little more bitter than I would expect for a wheat, and no hint of the raspberry crystals. It's a great session brew and pretty simple. I used California ale yeast - might mix it up a little next time to see if I could get some more unique flavors in.
May 17, 2015