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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.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for American Wheat Beer All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1043 Total Time to Make 4 weeks
- 4.9 / 5.035 ReviewsGood Medium Bodied Wheat BeerThis was our first batch ever without canned malts. We used the utmost care in the cooking of the grains and adding hops. Sanitation is very important, also. Our OG was a little low so we made a simple syrup to increase gravity to 1.04. The wort has worked off to 1.00 and now we have racked it into a carboy with the flesh of an orange. when the solids settle out of the wort we will rack it again and prepare to bottle.May 30, 2016Great beer!!As always northern brewer beer kits are great nice to have everything measured out and ready to go top quality ingredients great taste!!May 26, 2016Excellent Beer.Very clean and spritzy. An excellent recipe that is always liked by anyone who tastes it. This is a standard on my holiday gift list. I bump up the grain bill to 14 lbs. for a boost to the ABV %.October 12, 2015Fool proof (apparently)This was my second BIAB all-grain attempt. Double-crushed the grain, hit strike temperatures, but fired up the burner midway through the mash and overshot my temp by 8 degrees before I knew it. It still came out great and is a wonderful summertime beer. Better by far than stuff you buy at the store!August 25, 2015Keg Emptied in Record TimeServed this at a party and the keg was dry in record time. The beer had universal appeal and everyone went back for more and more.I knew it was going to be a crowd pleaser, but I never thought I'd be cleaning my keg out already.I brewed it using a 10gal cooler and keggle setup. Used the Safale US05 dry yeast, pitched dry. Primary for 5 weeks or so.Attenuated to about 1.005.July 28, 2014Great beer!I lightened up the hops just a bit (.8oz willamette and moved the cascade to 5 minutes) in an effort to please my BMC friends. I just cracked the first one and it's great! I think it would be great as is, but mellowing it a bit didn't hurt anything either. As usual, great job NB!April 27, 2014Just plain goodThis kit demonstrates a lot of really great things at once. First, it's a great reminder that simple recipes can result in fantastic beer. Its light and approachable, but it has more than enough flavor to keep me happy. Wheat also has a wonderful way of amplifying body in a low-gravity brew. Finally, as you would expect from a wheat, it's ready to go the minute it's carbonated.February 8, 2014Great brewA delicious and simple brew. I carbonated mine a bit more than I usually do, based on John Palmer's recommendations for priming different styles of beer. Easy to make and easy to drink. I really enjoyed getting back to basics after trying out recipes that were a bit beyond my skill level. It's my first wheat beer, since I've never made a hefeweizen (I noticed the NB recipe here didn't get great reviews).December 4, 2013Great base kitI have used this as a base for a few different types of wheat beers, add some fruit and honey and it becomes a unique beer that taste awesome.November 25, 2013Excellent beer!I just reordered a couple more since I make 10-gallon batches. Last time, I had some leftover White Labs WLP001 California Ale and used it. The results were terriffic. I'll keep ordering a few of these throughout the year to keep it on tap.October 18, 2013
- Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 7 answersCan you use the biab method with these all grain kits?BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! If you have a large kettle ( 8-10 gallons ) and a burner that can handle it, and a very-large mesh bag, you can do these kits BIAB-style. -Mike W, Northern BrewerWhat additional equipment is needed?BEST ANSWER: The additional equipment I used over that for an extract kit was a 10 gallon kettle & a nylon brew bag. If you already have the kettle, you can start all-grain brewing for under $10. Northern Brewer has a good DVD to get you familiar with Brew-In-A-Bag. I just use it for 5 gallon batches instead of the "puny" 3 gallon batches (good exercise for your arms when lifting out of the pot and draining). I would recommend rigging a way to suspend the bag over the kettle or your arms could get tired.Does the grain bill contain flaked barley?BEST ANSWER: this one is 4 pounds 2-row and 4 pounds white wheat malt. The instructions include a full recipe of ingredients and are linked on this page.Hello, what type of water is best for the mash?
Hard or soft water to achieve the 5.3 ph target in the mash?
ThanksBEST ANSWER: Due to the wild variances in tap water sources, it's hard to offer general advice on this topic. If your water has worked well for lighter beers in the past, it should continue to work well for this beer. If you have any doubts, spring water from a known and consistent source (like Poland Springs) is a good option.For the American wheat beer it says advanced additional equipment needed, what equipment?BEST ANSWER: The additional equipment they are talking about is the equipment you need to do all grain versus a brew using extracts. Primarily a mash tun for mashing your grains. Search "all grain brewing" at http://www.northernbrewer.com/learn/ and you will get a wealth of articles and videos on the process. NB has some great video tutorials if you are unfamiliar with the process. All grain brewing is more involved but you can control more facets of your beers.