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Like their German cousins, American wheat beers feature large proportions of malted wheat in the grain bill and are naturally a bit cloudy in appearance. Unlike German Hefe Weizen, though, American wheat beers have a bit more hop character and are fermented with a milder-tasting yeast, resulting in a more clean, neutral finish. With a spicy noble hop aroma and tart finish, it's a spritzy, refreshing crowd-pleaser.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for American Wheat Beer All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1043 Total Time to Make 4 weeks
4.9 / 5.035 ReviewsFool proof (apparently)This was my second BIAB all-grain attempt. Double-crushed the grain, hit strike temperatures, but fired up the burner midway through the mash and overshot my temp by 8 degrees before I knew it. It still came out great and is a wonderful summertime beer. Better by far than stuff you buy at the store!August 25, 2015Good Medium Bodied Wheat BeerThis was our first batch ever without canned malts. We used the utmost care in the cooking of the grains and adding hops. Sanitation is very important, also. Our OG was a little low so we made a simple syrup to increase gravity to 1.04. The wort has worked off to 1.00 and now we have racked it into a carboy with the flesh of an orange. when the solids settle out of the wort we will rack it again and prepare to bottle.May 30, 2016Great brewA delicious and simple brew. I carbonated mine a bit more than I usually do, based on John Palmer's recommendations for priming different styles of beer. Easy to make and easy to drink. I really enjoyed getting back to basics after trying out recipes that were a bit beyond my skill level. It's my first wheat beer, since I've never made a hefeweizen (I noticed the NB recipe here didn't get great reviews).December 4, 2013Easy All GrainA favorite of my wife and friends. Easy to brew and should be on the list of anyone looking for a good beer to break into the all grain process.December 9, 2009Great summer aleafter the first batch with lemon zest and grains of paradise, made a second batch using orange zest and crushed coriander. makes an amazingly refreshing summer beer that is gone before you realize it! will be a regular summer brew at my houseSeptember 23, 2011GreatCurrently enjoying the last one of this great session beer. I'm a hophead but brewed this to please the wife. Ended up pleasing everyone. It's been a hot summer and this beer is extremely refreshing. I'll be brewing this every summer for life! Everyone of my friends say that it is way better than any other wheat beer they've tried. I hit 85% so ended up a little higher in ABV department (no complaints). Fermenting temp was a little higher than I would of liked (76F) but still came out great. Stop reading this and buy it, you won't be disappointed.July 24, 2011crisp and cleanGreat beer for a hot summer day on the patio. No frills, straight up wheat beer. I will be adding blueberries and honey to step up the wow factor for my next batch. With so much local produce in abundance right now, anything would do fine in this beer.June 21, 2011chic pleaserhave brewed a 5 and 10 gal batch and added rasp flavoring at the end. most everyone everyone digs it. def is hoppier than any other wheat beer ive tried but i love hops and ipa so i let it stay!! he he.. i really did like it too however my 10gal batch only came out about 3.5 abv..not sure what i did wrong.. didnt measure the first one. will be a summber std at the pool every summer.August 17, 2012close to shock topI added a half cup honey, and to me its close to a shock top. Good beer, but after about 2 weeks I was bored with it. I will brew this kit again and add orange peel, coriander, and maybe a little flaked oats. I gave it five stars because it is great beer, I just want a little more from it next time. I kept my sulfates and chlorides pretty close to even if that helps anyone.October 6, 2009Make this beer.I believe this is the best beer in the world. I am going to make a few more batch's this month. I did the all grain recipe,safale yeast and kegged it.GET SOME!April 16, 2011
Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 7 answersCan you use the biab method with these all grain kits?BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! If you have a large kettle ( 8-10 gallons ) and a burner that can handle it, and a very-large mesh bag, you can do these kits BIAB-style. -Mike W, Northern BrewerWhat additional equipment is needed?BEST ANSWER: The additional equipment I used over that for an extract kit was a 10 gallon kettle & a nylon brew bag. If you already have the kettle, you can start all-grain brewing for under $10. Northern Brewer has a good DVD to get you familiar with Brew-In-A-Bag. I just use it for 5 gallon batches instead of the "puny" 3 gallon batches (good exercise for your arms when lifting out of the pot and draining). I would recommend rigging a way to suspend the bag over the kettle or your arms could get tired.Does the grain bill contain flaked barley?BEST ANSWER: this one is 4 pounds 2-row and 4 pounds white wheat malt. The instructions include a full recipe of ingredients and are linked on this page.Hello, what type of water is best for the mash?
Hard or soft water to achieve the 5.3 ph target in the mash?
ThanksBEST ANSWER: Due to the wild variances in tap water sources, it's hard to offer general advice on this topic. If your water has worked well for lighter beers in the past, it should continue to work well for this beer. If you have any doubts, spring water from a known and consistent source (like Poland Springs) is a good option.For the American wheat beer it says advanced additional equipment needed, what equipment?BEST ANSWER: The additional equipment they are talking about is the equipment you need to do all grain versus a brew using extracts. Primarily a mash tun for mashing your grains. Search "all grain brewing" at http://www.northernbrewer.com/learn/ and you will get a wealth of articles and videos on the process. NB has some great video tutorials if you are unfamiliar with the process. All grain brewing is more involved but you can control more facets of your beers.