Bavarian Hefeweizen Extract Kit

SKU: U1250
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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 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!

Bavarian Hefeweizen Extract Kit

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Banana Beer Review by Tony
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I experienced a very fast and aggressive fermentation as others have noted. Switched to a blow-off tube when I saw the yeast ramp up quickly, and even that clogged and popped the lid off my fermenter!
The beer is very unique and flavorful, but the strong banana characteristics is not to my liking (yet?). The fruitiness is softening with age, and is growing on me somewhat, but I'm not looking forward to drinking 5 gallons of this. Fortunately, others like it a lot, and it's a great beer to give to those looking for something new and different. (Posted on 5/18/14)
Wyeast 3068 gets aggressive! Review by Bradley
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Just bottled today so I will leave another review in a week when I get a taste.

Let me first say that this is/was my first 5gal batch, having just moved up from 3 batches of mr. beer kits.

I went with the Wyeast 3068 after reading the reviews here. It came in a smack pack, which took quite a few smacks because I didn't want to accidentally pop the whole bag at first. The pack was completely ballooned in about 2 hours. I pitched after about 3 hours.

Woke up the next morning and had steady bubbles coming through the airlock. Came back from work that day and the airlock was getting overwhelmed. I watched as it started to get clogged up. Since this was my first batch, I didn't know how to set up a blow off tube. Originally, I took the 6' tube that connects to the auto siphon and taped it to the top of the airlock, with it ending in a pot half full of sanitizer water. That didn't last long because the weight of the tube was pulling the airlock to the side and the tape wasn't working for various reasons as well. So I just took the airlock off and put the tube straight into the bung. That worked out well, and I'll probably do that for now on. The blow off setup was only needed for another 24 hours at most, but I left it for 2 or 3 days to be safe. After that, I cleaned the airlock and continued with that.

I kept in primary a total of 18 days, but it could have been bottled much sooner. Maybe even as early as 8 or 9 days. I was hoping the banana aroma would punch me in the nose, but it was moderate. That might have to do with my inconsistent fermentation temperature. I ended up with 4.5 gallons, 1 of which I am aging/conditioning (maybe with orange peels). 3.5 gallons should be ready for drinking in about a week. (Posted on 4/26/14)
Delicious Review by Chandler
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This was mine and my boyfriends second brew (first being irish red) and we loved it! Fermented in primary for three weeks, skipped secondary, and bottle conditioned for two weeks. They tasted incredible! Even my boyfriend's parents were surprised. And they were pretty strong too, maybe around 6% (estimation). (Posted on 3/25/14)
Made my first home brew a success Review by michael
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This was my first attempt at a home brew. The kit came with high quality ingredients and flawless instructions. I followed everything exactly as written and ended up with a great finished product. All of my friends rate asking for more and i'm working on my third 5 gallon batch. Thanks for introducing me to my new favorite hobby! (Posted on 3/3/14)
Ein Schone bier- needs a finishing hop Review by Charles
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Brewed this kit in a 5 gallon full boil and love almost everything about it. The Tettnang is just not enough bitter to carry the whole batch for my personal taste. My next batch I might switch to Hellertau Mittelfruh as a bittering hop and/or I'll add .25 oz of Saaz or Hellertau at 20 min. to balance the amazing plethora of tastes coming out of the Weihenstephaner yeast! The body of this beer is remarkable for an extract kit. Great head retention, perfect mouth-feel and lacing down to the bottom of the glass are indications of the quality ingredients NB keeps sending out. Well done, Northern Brewer!!






(Posted on 2/23/14)
Turned out great Review by Scott
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This batch was my first. The beer turned out great fermented fast, and tasted alot like Hofbrau Hefeweizen. I used danstar munich yeast, and the priming sugar that came with the kit. During the bottling stage i tasted my beer after 4 days, the carb was okay but the taste was great, I tried another at 5 days and the carb/taste was amazing, at the 6 and 7 day the beer started to lose its flavor and only a very small hint of banana could be noticed. Im not sure what I did wrong but I would not carb that long again. I am now on my second batch using the white labs wlp300 yeast and now my entire hallway smells like banana bread bread and fermentation is going nuts. Hopefully a one week carbonation will not dry out this next batch but I will test it once a day after 3 before throwing it in the fridge. Any tips on why my beer started to get lighter in taste when carbonating some tips are more than welcome. (Posted on 2/19/14)
Everything I expected Review by Spencer
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This turned out a good beer, easy to make. Cloudy, but that's how it is supposed to be. Great color, almost amber. No specialty grains, so the boil was quick to finish. It didn't blow my socks off, but it was everything I wanted from this kit. (Posted on 2/7/14)
Superb Review by Jon
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This is an awesome Hefeweizen. It is definitely going into my rotation with my other favorites, so I can brew a batch of this aboout every 3 months. (Posted on 1/28/14)
Just like being in Germany Review by Patrick
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Had my fist real hefeweizen in Germany in 2010. Haven't been able to have the same thing until now. Tastes just like. Great bannana-clove taste. Use Wyeast 3068 and ferment under 70 degrees! Nice! Lite! Will be brewing this one again for summer! Easy to brew! (Posted on 1/20/14)
Easy brew Review by Gary
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Great aroma off fermentation, currently bottle conditioning, so I am expecting it to taste as good as it smells. (Posted on 1/18/14)

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