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German Hefeweizen - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

German Hefeweizen - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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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 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
  • 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.
 

Please Note: In order to better serve our customers, we are now offering our extract recipe kits with either Liquid Malt Extract (LME) or Dried Malt Extract (DME). The majority of our DME kits were converted from the LME version, which is why you may notice slight variances in the extract names and quantities on your recipe sheet. You may also find that your Specific Gravity and ABV% are slightly higher if you choose DME. Whether LME or DME, add all extracts provided according to the recipe sheet. For further details, please reference the conversion chart below.

 
MoreBeer! Extract Recipe Kit Conversion Chart
 
Liquid Malt Extract Dry Malt Extract
4 lbs 3.5 lbs
5 lbs 4 lbs
6 lbs 5 lbs
7 lbs 6 lbs
8 lbs 6.5 lbs
9 lbs 7 lbs
Ultralight Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pale Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pilsner Malt Extract Pilsen Light DME

 

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 MethodExtract
Pre-MilledY
OptionsDME
Community Q&A

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Trying out Omega Yeast
D. Francis on May 22, 2021
I was looking for a Weizen beer kit
Richard B on Apr 14, 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
my wife requested
John B on Jun 6, 2020
Because this tastes amazing
Jason Kropp on May 29, 2020
Good price and I like Hefeweizens
ANTHONY K on May 18, 2020
I like Wheat beer
Fred B on May 13, 2020
liked it
Alfonso V on May 4, 2020
For my wife
Matthew James W on Apr 27, 2020
Sounded good like a good Heffy
Noah B on Apr 1, 2020
My wife wanted it
Michael L H on Apr 1, 2020
Great reviews!
Josh C on Mar 9, 2020
My turn in my brewing group to choose. I like Hefeweizens
Jonathan M A on Feb 7, 2020
Tasted great last time
Christine P on Jan 10, 2020
This is my wife's favorite beer. She is a big fan.
Shawn P on Jan 1, 2020
Brewing buddy likes wheat beers
Garrett L on Dec 19, 2019
Friend recommended
Shihui S on Dec 9, 2019
Brewed Before and enjoyed
Terry L. P on Nov 21, 2019
Love this for base using different hops
Dennis Hannaford on Oct 26, 2019
We picked some wild huckleberries this summer and thought we woud brew a huckleberry hef
Wyatt J on Oct 7, 2019
Never had it before
Valued C on Aug 28, 2019
Need a Summer beer for my thirsty friends!
Dieter M on Aug 28, 2019
Only German Bier will do!
Monica G on Aug 28, 2019
Christmas favorite
William H on Jul 26, 2019
taste
Peter F on Jul 17, 2019
Wife likes it...
Mrbrichter on Jun 25, 2019
seasonal and easy brewing
Scootz on Jun 22, 2019
price and previous success with the product
Valued C on Jun 18, 2019
I've made this once before and it's a great beer. It's extremely simple to make - just boil and pitch!
Jason L on Jun 5, 2019
Works with the yeast I already have on hand.
Paul G on Jun 4, 2019
1st attempt at home brewing wanted to get a simple kit
Patrick L A on Apr 10, 2019
Summer beer
Stephen B on Apr 5, 2019
I need to make a Hefenweizen for my wife's crockpot cooking! We use beers for far more than just drinking!
Cockroach on Apr 5, 2019
I’ve purchased two of these before and have been very satisfied with them.
D A on Mar 14, 2019
Wife can't live without it.
Anthony T on Mar 6, 2019
makes for a great tangelo wheat beer. just add tangelos.
justin m on Feb 2, 2019
Already purchased this kit before and was very happy with it
Cameron B on Jan 30, 2019
Using as a base for a pomegranate Hefewizen
Kevin E on May 18, 2021
Seemed good for summer
JEFF D on Mar 12, 2021
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.
Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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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
Purchased
9 months 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
Purchased
1 year 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
Purchased
1 year 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
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
So delicious! Smells like banana cream pie!
January 2, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Summer Brew
Added 0.4-oz freshly ground coriander seed and lemon zest at flame-out. Fermented with Imperial Organic Stefon yeast. 1-week in the primary then straight to the keg. Pressurized to 12-psi and shook until fully carbonated. After one week, it tastes great! This is one to drink as fresh as possible. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but that's to be expected for a 4.5% Hefeweizen. Lots of yeast in suspension, but that's the way I like it. Might have cleared more in a secondary with cold crash but then you lose that lovely yeasty characteristic that pairs so well with the malt. The wife loves it. Great for these hot summer days!
August 6, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Hefeweizen recipe
This recipe works great with the Weihenstephaner yeast. It’s as close as I’ve ever come to the real thing.
July 9, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Brew it !!!!
Very easy drinking beer. Great for those who aren’t part of the IPA craze. Can’t find an easier beer to brew. Great for those staring out. A bit hazy may want to use clarifier. Absolutely will brew again
April 26, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easy brew!
This is a breeze to brew. Only one hop addition & not multiple addition schedules. It is fermenting nicely right now!
April 19, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago