Bavarian Hefeweizen Extract 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,” and swirl the bottle to make sure you get all the yeast!
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Bavarian Hefeweizen Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleGerman/Czech/Continental
Original Gravity1049
Total Time to Make4 weeks
Reviews
4.6 / 5.0
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Great Hefe- DO NOT FOLLOW DIRECTIONS Exactly!
OK, My third batch of this Heffe (a favorite) is in the primary with the Krausen just fallen (2 weeks). Darker than previous batches because I followed directions. Read the reviews. 1- use liquid yeast 2- keep below 68 for best bananna and clove (I keep 64-66) 3- Primary only for 3 weeks then to bottle/keg 4- DO NOT ADD 6lb of Wheat Syrup until 15 minutes. (I followed directions this batch and more like a Dunkelweisen). NB, great tasting beer in style, but please change the directions as SOOOOO many have suggested!!!
October 22, 2011
Favorite beer
My favorite thing to do is drink a weizen on the streets of Germany. This recipe takes me across the pond without leaving my bar at home. It is a fantastic Bavarian Hefeweizen. Great banana and clove flavors from the yeast. Much more flavor than an American style wheat.
November 24, 2013
El Jefeweisen!
Ez brew kit. Put it in Primary and it kept waking up! Kept it there for about 1.5 weeks. Very active. In sexondary for 1.5 weeks to settle out. Tasted last night when I was bottling. Spot on sample of the style. Looking forward to poping the bottles in 2 weeks.
November 30, 2015
Exactly what I expected!
This Hefeweizen came out exactly as I had hoped! As a second brew for me it made for an outstanding learning experience. The fermentation is very active and within a day or two I had decided that I would indeed repaint a wall in my house. This is a fantastic summertime beer! I shared it with a neighbor that replied "Damn, that's tasty!" It's not the strongest beer, so you may find your friends chasing quick shots of backyard shine with this one. I'll order it again. Now, if you order this kit make sure you have a big ole blow off hose in place... no, seriously do.
March 13, 2016
Great first time Brew
My very first batch ever attempted and it turned out great all my friends liked it. Followed the reviews about the late liquid addition but it still turned out a lot darker than other heffs but the taste was spot on. My only problem was the carbonation, that was a little spotty because not every bottle had the same amount. Will definitely brew this again and give the beer more of a mix before I bottle the next batch. Cheers
February 20, 2012
Delicious
Instant favorite. Clean ester profile of banana and soft clove, and a really delicious, velvety smooth malty wheat character. My new go-to easy summer brew.
July 25, 2016
Delicious, Easy
One of my early batches. No secondary, virtually idiot proof, ready to drink at 2 weeks, but really takes on a great finish at about week 4 in bottles.
April 28, 2012
Good Hefe for you!
Originally, I was going to give this beer 4 stars because I thought it was a good hefe but didn't knock my socks off. I bought some Paulaner (which I believe the recipe is based on) and did a side by side comparison. Both have almost the same smell. As for color, well with extract, you get brown or brown. Can't comment too much on the carbonation level, as I kegged it and sat it at 12 PSI which is a bit low for hefe. As for the taste, upfront everything is very, very close. The aftertaste is where I saw my differences. My beer seemed to need slight more attenuation, and was a bit more estery and the flavor was more long lasting. Maybe I fermented a bit warm. I also added all the hops into a full boil, probably should have cut that by 15%
September 14, 2012
Lots of Banana...
Perfect "minion-Brew" with tons of banana esters. I just bottled this today so no review of a carbonated product yet, but it tastes so good withOUT the carbonation it must be magnificent! I'm going to do this one again but add 3 lbs honey next time.
October 28, 2013
Great Extract Kit
Probably closest you can get to a true weissbier taste while using an extract. Good wheat/grain ratio (~65/35), pitched yeast (WYEAST 3068, propagated 1 day) @ 65 F. Fermented at a consistent ambient temp of 63/64 F.Turned out as good as I could have anticipated.
July 15, 2013
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Does this beer have a banana aftertaste? We are looking for a super traditional hefeqeizen that has that flavor. Thanks!
C H on Feb 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I was actually kind of disappointed in this kit. All the kits I bought from Northern Brewer were good but this one didn't resemble a Hefeweizen and I'm a huge Hefeweizen fan. After my first batch, I thought maybe I did something wrong so I bought enough ingredients to make three more batches and twick the recipe to try to get a good tasting hefeweizen. I twicked the second batch but it still turned out with the same taste. I have determined that the recommended dry yeast (Danster Munich wheat) is not the ideal yeast for this beer. I hear that White Labs WLP300 is a GREAT yeast for hefeweizen and gives the beer a good banana taste at almost any fermentation temperature. I'm actually brewing my third batch tonight substituting the dry yeast for the WLP300. I hope this does the trick. If you do decided to try this beer, please let me know your results and I would stay away from the dry yeast.
What should the final gravity of this kit be once fermentation completes?
B F on Jun 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This has been one of my favorite beers thus far after tweaking the recipe & using White Labs WL300 yeast. I consistently get a final gravity of 1.012.
Hi there - When brewing this recipe, I mistakenly added all the syrup extract at 60 instead of half at 60 and half at 15. That got me to thinking, what exactly is the intention of splitting up the syrup additions like this? Thanks for answering my question!
S R on Mar 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Adding half the syrup at 15 minutes helps the kit turn out with a lighter color if doing a reduced volume boil (2.5-3 gallons). The beer should still turn out fine but it may be a bit darker than you had anticipated if you added it all at 60 minutes.
Can I use Muntons Wheat LME and Regular Wheat DME for this recipe? I noticed that the percentages of wheat to barley was much closer together than in the kit you guys offer. (55% Wheat / 45% Barley, compared to 65% Wheat / 35% Barley for the LME)

Would I need to change up the recipe at all or should this be ok?
C H on Mar 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

Yes, you could use the Muntons DME instead of LME. You'd want to use less though, about 4.8lbs DME instead of 6lbs LME

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