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One of the signature brews of Bavaria, Hefeweizen is a medium-bodied, effervescent ale practically exploding with yeast and wheat malt character – kind of like a liquid multigrain bread. Our hefeweizen beer kit is 100% traditional—cloudy, malty, and spicy, with a smooth mouthfeel and dense, whipped-cream head. Serve in a tall glass “mit hefe” - swirl the bottle to make sure you get all the yeast!
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Bavarian Hefeweizen All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style German/Czech/Continental Original Gravity 1049 Total Time to Make 4 weeks
3.8 / 5.026 Reviewsauthentic tasteAs good as any hefe I've had in Bavaria! Brewed 3 batches back-to-back last spring, and this, along with 3 batches of Pre-Prohibition Lager was my primary drinking stash for the summer. First batch I added 2 pounds black cherries, second batch I added 2 pounds red raspberries, and the third I added 1 pound fresh honey from my dad's farm.November 6, 2009Best beer I've brewed, will be a regularI brewed this a few batches in to AG and it has been one of my best batches yet. Used the Weihenstephan yeast and fermented around 70, maybe as high as 72. Bit of a sulfur taste early on in the bottle, but after 3-4 weeks there was a nice banana flavor with a bit of clove and it is easily my favorite hefeweizens. Everyone at work loved it, will definitely be brewing againOctober 7, 2013AwesomeI just bottled this kit on 14 Jan 2012 after two weeks in the primary and the gravity sample tasted fantastic. It attenuated down to 1.008 from 1.050. I fermented it at 65 degrees and it had a nice balance of clove and banana from the 3068 yeast. If you don't already treat your water, I would suggest adding half a tsp, or 2.3 grams calcium chloride to your strike water and 2% acid malt to your mash to help keep the pH down to 5.3-5.4 range. The calcium helps with attenuation and the chloride adds mouthfeel and a slight bit sweetness that is very pleasant in a Hefe. Cheers!January 17, 2012White banana beerGreat kit hit the target OG. Taste testing while bottling it has plenty of banana and clove flavor looks perfect.November 11, 2015A+ all the wayMy favorite summer time beer.Everyone that tries it loves it.Brew it, you won't regret it.September 20, 2013great brewThis was the first AG I did and I did it BIAB style. Sat in primary for two weeks and bottles for one and it was already good to go. It turned out wonderful as good as the hef at haufbrauhaus in cincinnati.November 9, 2010Heff KitWell I ordered an extra pound of the Weyermann, and I ended up accidentally ordering the Danstar garbage... went to a local brew-house and picked up some White Labs Heff yeast and lemme tell you... so far its just like some weinstephaner.Bottled today and had some non carbonated samples and it has all the clove and banana notes I'd expect.September 7, 2010FantasticI'm particularly into German beers, and this is a fantastic hef kit. Pitched Wyeast 3068 1L starter at mid 50s, fermented at 64 for two weeks, then bottled for two more. The banana esters are there, but nicely subdued. Last time I did this, it was during a heat wave and it fermented at more like 72... The banana dominated everything. It's all about the process.March 28, 2016My first All GrainThanks to NB for another good kit. This was my first All Grain. Did a BOIB with it. Came out nicely. Hit the IG right on the mark. Instructions were clear and concise. Will be going with them again for future brews.October 10, 2015Great BeerFantastic beer, do a double decoction for some truly spectacular results. If you treat this beer with care and don't rush the fermentation it will reward you generously. This easily blows away the commerical examples that you will find at Total Wine or the grocery store.September 26, 2012
Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 3 answersDoes the single infusion create results as good as the multiple step mash?BEST ANSWER: I make this about 2 - 3 times every year. It is usually the first and last brewed of my season. I mostly making this as a 3 - step decoction. It takes time but I love the time I put into the mash. As you know it a fast fermenting brew and enjoyed green. So all the better to savor the effort in the brew house. When pushed for time I make it with multiple infusion and batch sparge. It is a great beverage. Here's a link to Instagram ... but northern Brewer won't allow me to share with you check it out there @Hampshirebrewer
Cheers ??What is the abv?BEST ANSWER: When I brewed this last year the ending ABV was 4.3%. I used Wyeast's Westephan. Hope this helps. Brew On!What is the advanced Equipment needed?BEST ANSWER: You will need a mash tun, hot liquor tank and at least an 8 gallon boil kettle. Here are the links to the all grain starter kits that we provide. http://www.northernbrewer.com/fermenters-favorites-essential-all-grain-brewing-starter-kit-10-gallon http://www.northernbrewer.com/megapot-1-2tm-all-grain-brewing-system I hope that this helps!