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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Pleasant Surprise Review by Highwayman
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I'm not a wheat-beer lover, and I probably never would have ordered this kit except for the fact that it came along with the essential starter's set. But since I had it, I brewed it. Gave it a month in primary and then bottled. The first bottles I sampled, after one and two weeks conditioning, were not to my taste, they just didn't taste quite right—in fact, after slowly working my way through a six-pack I had refrigerated after two weeks and forcing myself to finish them, I was considering dumping out the rest and salvaging the bottles for a new batch of something else.
But it seemed like a shame to do that without giving some of the other bottles, which had over a month of bottle conditioning at this point, one last try. I am so happy I did, because something magical happened in the intervening weeks. The funky flavors cleared up, and I was left with a crisp, refreshing, full-bodied beer with a warm honey aftertaste. I literally could not believe that it was the same beer I was turning my nose at just days before.
Lesson learned—be patient and let time do its work.
One other note, due to the maillard reaction during the boil, my batch came out an amber color, not the pale yellow pictured above. I don't know if that impacted the flavor or not, but I've learned it's quite common with extract beers and partial volume boils. (Posted on 11/10/14)
great start Review by cary
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Directions are great easy to follow first batch is already fermenting. Used only half the cascade hopes and added 1 lb. Of clover honey. 1.035 first hydrometer reading. Took 3 hours from the time I started including clean up. Took 35 minutes to cool wart kitchen sink and ice. A wort chiller would have been easier. (Posted on 10/26/14)
Fantasitc Product Review by Billy
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This beer is great! This one was my first brew and I couldn't be happier with how well it turned out. Kept fermentation temp at ~64 degrees. 3 weeks primary and 2 weeks bottle conditioning @ 68 degrees - very smooth beer that's slightly hoppy. Great for all my Busch light drinking buddies! Thanks NB! Brew on! (Posted on 10/16/14)
Great product Review by Hank
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This is the best kit beer, so far. Big hit with the neighbors. Easy drinking beer with a good finish. Loved it! (Posted on 9/9/14)
It went too fast Review by jon doe
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i made this some time ago added a few tweaks like cara red for color and some honey to kick up the abv, it turned out rather well and was gone far too fast. (Posted on 8/28/14)
What a SUPRISE! Review by Craig
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Saw this kit and it had good reviews, but I actually bought it cuz it was cheap for my pig roast. We were all blown away at how much character and almost carmely sweetness it had , very unexpected and I will brew it again! (Posted on 8/22/14)
sweet deal Review by michael
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alright people here we go ...... lol now i have brewed this beer and i have to say for the price and ease of this beer it is spot on . also i might add , my friends who have come over to drink ,or try our home brew have said this >>>( holy sh@ this is good YOU MADE THIS :_) and i have to yes with all my heart . lol thanks again northern home brew for making this kit for people to enjoy all around this great land :_) .... AMERICA F$CK YEA!!!!! (Posted on 7/27/14)
Peach Wheat Beer Review by John
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Easy to brew. I added 4 ounces of Peach flavoring when bottling. My wife and I both love it. Good kit for the money and I will be ordering this kit again in the future. Good summertime beer. (Posted on 7/12/14)
Nice, easy brew Review by Josh
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This beer was very easy to make. I added 1 table spoon of bitter orange peel to the last five minutes of the boil and transferred it to the primary fermenter. I also added mesquite chaff to the fermenter. I let it sit 2 weeks primary, racked into a secondary fermenter without any chaff or orange peel and let it sit 2 weeks. The beer turned out good except the orange was a little overwhelming. I would repeat the same brewing process but with only a teaspoon of orange peel next time. (Posted on 7/2/14)
Awesome, easy brew! Review by Tony
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I'm a newbie at homebrew...This was my first attempt at it and I have to say that this is my go to HB. I have brewed it twice and about to do a third. Great brew to try different flavor sand additions....I just need to figure out how to bump up the AVB. Like I said.....newbie. Can't go wrong with this one! (Posted on 6/18/14)

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