Honey Weizen Extract Kit

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American-style wheat beer with a pound of pure honey. Medium-light body with a dry, crisp finish and delicate floral note.

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Product Details
An American-style wheat beer with a pound of pure honey. Because the honey ferments completely, it does not make the beer sweet – instead, it creates a medium-light body with a dry, crisp finish and delicate floral note. Our Honey Weizen has a lighter wheat flavor than our other wheat beers, and is sparingly hopped and clean with a slightly tart edge, a bit reminiscent of our Kolsch kit. Highly recommended as a summertime guzzler.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Honey Weizen Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1048
Total Time to Make6 weeks
Reviews
4.5 / 5.0
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Faith Restorer!
After a few feeble attempts at an Irish Red and a Rogue Clone, The Honey Weizen has restored my faith in home brewing. Drinkability is excellent...smooth, full bodied, awesome head, and great fragrance. My wife loved it and after bringing some bottles to a block party, a guy asked if he could purchase a case! Great summer beer, will certainly brew again.
August 25, 2010
Good deal and good beer.
Brewed this on 8/16. Used Nottingham yeast. Two weeks primary, one week secondary. OG was 1050 and FG was 1010. On 9/23 good carb and taste but green and thin. 10/9 Still a bit green but much better. I think this will be very good in a few more weeks. I would brew it again.
October 21, 2011
Honey Weizen
I am making this kit for the second time for a friend, he loves it!
December 17, 2015
AWESOME
I did this for 4 weeks in the primary, then bottled. I changed things a little by boiling an extra pound of honey in with the priming sugar before bottling. This is among the best Honey Weizens I have ever had, and it is certainly a GREAT summer beer. I drink it with a half slice of orange to really bring out the flavor! Super popular, super easy, and AWESOME! Already ordered 2 more kits and an extra bucket to ferment in because it has been so popular with friends and family, and summer is just getting started!
May 27, 2014
Do not pass this one up!
One of the best extract kits I've made to date! Well balanced and very tasty. Mine came out 5.7% abv. I only put in the secondary for 1 week and it clarified pretty good. Thanks again NB!
June 29, 2016
Awesome!
Everything was perfect in this kit. Came fast. Can't wait to taste the finished product.
March 28, 2016
Added extra pound of honey before bottling
This was my first ever brew, and this beer turned out delicious with the added 1 lb of clove honey prior to bottling. I fermented for 3 weeks in primary, and carbonated for 1 week. I will say that it turned out overly carbonated, but I'm not one to complain about too much head. I recommend, once bottled, to pour into tall glass, leaving a bit a bit of beer at the bottom, swirling it gently to remove the sediment on the bottom, and pour it into your glass. I think some of the extra honey settles so it adds a great flavor.
December 7, 2015
Best brew yet
So this was my third beer brew. I had only brewed Caribou Slobber and the Cream Ale kits. Both were good but this beer was by far the best beer I have had in a long time. The beer had a tiny hint of the honey, it was smooth, not too bitter. I love an unfiltered beer and this beer was hazy and just amazing.Brewing this recipe was easy, just like all the other kits I have brewed from NB. I would recommend this to all of my friends and family. Everyone who has had one has loved it. I am actually going to have to make another batch soon because it is almost gone.
April 30, 2015
Good Base
Brewed up a batch 2 months ago and added blood orange rind to half - both the plain and the orange are delicious and mellow. I would definitely recommend this kit for anyone looking for a good flavor base - I will be trying the pumpkin and/or rasp soon!
March 10, 2012
Simple and Drinkable
First off, it is darker then in the photo. More red/orange if you ask me. That aside it is a great beer that will be gone quickly. I added the zest of 1 lemon and 1 lime at flame out. Gave a nice lemon hint to the finish. My dad who doesn't venture farther than Bud Light found himself craving this beer during the work day. (I had it on tap next to the dinner table.) I gave it 5 stars for this reason. Even my sisters girly-girl friends said it was the best beer they have ever tried. (Disclaimer: I dont think they've had much other than Keystone and Natty light). Overall a very good summer beer. Dont expect it to last long. If/when I do it again I will add more citrus to it.
June 18, 2012
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What type of honey does the kit come with?
L I on Mar 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I can not say for sure nor could the folks at Northern Brewer. I can tell you it is not clover honey and after making many batches I can tell you if it is not clover honey you will not get the flavor the bier should have.
What should the color of the beer be? It looks to be a golden color in the picture but mine turned out to be a darker almost amber ale color.
Chris K on Apr 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It should be a lighter color, although a darker more amber color is possible and does not indicate a poor outcome. Darker coloring will be apparent when viewing the beer in a fermentor due to the volume of beer. However, darker coloring can also be caused by caramelization of the extract during boil. If extract is heated for too long or at too high of a temperature, this will cause darker beer. To avoid this, make sure to remove the kettle from heat while adding extract and stir thoroughly. Extract can also be added later in the boil to reduce caramelization for a lighter beer.
Matthew, thanks for the response. I am wondering if the directions give the correct measure of sugar, or if I need to let condition in a warmer environment?
B R on Oct 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I had excellent results following the recipe with the sugar as it came packaged. It was my first time brewing this kit and it came our great!
What am I doing wrong?... I followed the directions, been patient, but my brew doesn't seem to be conditioning well. It's going on the 3rd week in the bottle yet has very low carbonation.
B R on Oct 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I only carbonated for two weeks and made the mistake of putting all in fridge at same time. However it carbonated ok but I would have preferred better. Next batch I added extra oz or two of priming sugar but be careful not to over do it. Beer got a lot better tasting as time went on. Best to have patients !!

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