American Wheat Beer Extract Kit

SKU: U1260
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Like their German cousins, American wheat beers feature large proportions of malted wheat in the grain bill and are naturally a bit cloudy in appearance. Unlike German Hefe Weizen, though, American wheat beers have a bit more hop character and are fermented with a milder-tasting yeast, resulting in a more clean, neutral finish. With a spicy noble hop aroma and tart finish, it's a spritzy, refreshing crowd-pleaser.

American Wheat Beer Extract Kit

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Very Good Beginner Kit! Review by Ryan
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Like many of the other reviewers, this was my first brew. I am happy to say that it came out well! This is a very drinkable beer. A bit more hop bitterness than I had expected for a wheat, but not unpleasant in any way. I will definitely be making this kit again due to the price, simplicity and the ease of making adjustments. Next time i'm thinking of adding a bit of sweet orange peel and coriander, then maybe some honey for another batch.

Well worth the price and a great place for a brewer to start. (Posted on 4/1/14)
A bit light, but a good beer Review by Scott
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A few notes about the brew:

- The color is darker than pictured.

It turns out a very nice copper/amber color after following the instructions. I was thinking this might mean more flavor, but it doesn't. It's on par with the body of a light beer.

- It's very crisp and clean.

A nice hop level and a mild body make this a great lawnmower beer.

- It would benefit from more malt/sugars.

I'll be adding another pound of Wheat DME to the next brew to see if I can get a better body.

- I wouldn't rack to secondary or leave in primary for another weak to clarify. Just bottle after 2 weeks.

I left it in the primary for an extra week, and it came out very clear. Too clear for a wheat beer imo.

- Use additions.

Add fresh fruit and other flavorings to make it your own. I'll be adding a pound of wild blackberries next time.

Overall it's a great base to learn on and play with. Will be buying again and would recommend.

(Posted on 3/31/14)
Delicious! Review by Caleb
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Just got done making my second batch of American Wheat today! For both batches I added 1.5 lbs of honey and the zest & juice of four lemons at flameout. The first time I used clove honey, this time wildflower. I used the US-O5 both times and liked the results the first time so I decided to use it again. The first batch had an aroma and taste of honey with a tartness from the lemons. It was ready to drink in 3 weeks but was even better at 4 weeks! This will be part of the normal rotation! (Posted on 3/21/14)
Crowd Pleaser Review by Jesse F.
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I added a pound of honey to this kit and it came out just right. I had a dozen people try it and everyone loved it. Its going to be on the list for this spring! (Posted on 2/16/14)
Good stuff Review by Eric
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Super happy with my first brew every, liked it so well it was my second brew also (with a little peach extract)! NB customers service is top notch! (Posted on 2/12/14)
So good... Review by Scott
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This was my first kit, and was really surprised how well this turned out. I was worried throughout the whole process that I did something wrong, or my sanitizer ratio was off but man what a reward. I had this in primary for 2 weeks and secondary for a week. Popped open the first bottle after just shy of two weeks conditioning. I can see why so many people say this is a great base. It is very crisp, but the cascade hops are present in just the right amount. I know secondary isn't necessary for this beer but I'm glad I did it. Came out a very light amber color. I'll be getting this one again. (Posted on 2/11/14)
Very Easy Brew! Review by david
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Being my first brew, I found this kit very easy to brew and the taste was pretty good! A little darker that what I had expected and at first there was a strong after taste but that could have had something to do with this being my first attempt!!!! Over all a pretty good beer! (Posted on 2/9/14)
First time to brew Review by Stephen
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This was my first time to brew and I chose this American Wheat Beer kit. I'm very pleased with the results. It was extremely easy to do. My brew sat in the primary fermenter for about 10 days. I then moved it to a secondary fermenter for almost a week. The secondary isnt necessary for this kit but I did it anyway in hopes that my beer would be more clear. Around 15-17 days after brewing day, I bottled the beer. I tried it after a week and it was very flat and very "green" tasting. That is to be expected. I tried it 2 weeks after bottling and it was carbonated and the taste had changed for the better. I was surprised how good it tasted from the week before. I will order this kit again and experiment more by adding orange peels/zest and other things. I recommend this kit for any first time brewer. (Posted on 1/23/14)
Very drinkable Review by Randall
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I added a pound of honey at the end of the boil, now I have to be careful. It goes down very quickly. Tastes great. And that was in the late fall in Montana. I think in the summer it would be even better
(Posted on 1/22/14)
Love this batch Review by Jozsó
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I keep doing this batch because everybody loves it. I keep trying it with different yeast, but you simply can not go wrong with this beer! (Posted on 1/20/14)

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