Bavarian Hefeweizen All-Grain Kit

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Our Bavarian Hefeweizen recipe kit yields a medium-bodied, effervescent ale practically exploding with yeast and wheat malt character — kind of like a liquid multi-grain bread.

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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!
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Bavarian Hefeweizen All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleGerman/Czech/Continental
Original Gravity1049
Total Time to Make4 weeks
Reviews
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authentic taste
As 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, 2009
Best beer I've brewed, will be a regular
I 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 again
October 7, 2013
Awesome
I 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, 2012
White banana beer
Great kit hit the target OG. Taste testing while bottling it has plenty of banana and clove flavor looks perfect.
November 11, 2015
A+ all the way
My favorite summer time beer.Everyone that tries it loves it.Brew it, you won't regret it.
September 20, 2013
great brew
This 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, 2010
Heff Kit
Well 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, 2010
Fantastic
I'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, 2016
My first All Grain
Thanks 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, 2015
Great Beer
Fantastic 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
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What is the advanced Equipment needed?
B F on May 29, 2016
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!

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