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Bavarian Hefeweizen All-Grain Kit


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Our Bavarian Hefeweizen recipe kit yields a medium-bodied, effervescent ale practically exploding with yeast and wheat malt character — kind of like a liquid multi-grain bread.

We strongly recommend ordering dry yeast in the summer months. We do include complimentary Cold Ice Packs with all liquid yeasts. However, it is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will survive the trip, given transit times and particularly hot temperatures.

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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 hefeweizen beer 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!
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Bavarian Hefeweizen All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleGerman/Czech/Continental
Original Gravity1049
Total Time to Make4 weeks
3.9 / 5.0
27 Reviews
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Best beer I've brewed, will be a regular
I brewed this a few batches in to AG and it has been one of my best batches yet. Used the Weihenstephan yeast and fermented around 70, maybe as high as 72. Bit of a sulfur taste early on in the bottle, but after 3-4 weeks there was a nice banana flavor with a bit of clove and it is easily my favorite hefeweizens. Everyone at work loved it, will definitely be brewing again
October 7, 2013
I just bottled this kit on 14 Jan 2012 after two weeks in the primary and the gravity sample tasted fantastic. It attenuated down to 1.008 from 1.050. I fermented it at 65 degrees and it had a nice balance of clove and banana from the 3068 yeast. If you don't already treat your water, I would suggest adding half a tsp, or 2.3 grams calcium chloride to your strike water and 2% acid malt to your mash to help keep the pH down to 5.3-5.4 range. The calcium helps with attenuation and the chloride adds mouthfeel and a slight bit sweetness that is very pleasant in a Hefe. Cheers!
January 17, 2012
One of my favorites
This is one of my favorite beers in about 80 batches. I used WYeast 3068 and bottled after 2.5 weeks in primary. The yeast smelled awful the first week, but the beer tastes great now - about 3 weeks after bottling. Some have said their beer was boring or bland, but I find this to be a great summer beer. My FG was a little high - 1.016 as I tried a protein rest with BIAB and while my ABV ended up being less than 4%, I don't care - the beer tastes great!
May 15, 2017
10 months ago
authentic taste
As good as any hefe I've had in Bavaria! Brewed 3 batches back-to-back last spring, and this, along with 3 batches of Pre-Prohibition Lager was my primary drinking stash for the summer. First batch I added 2 pounds black cherries, second batch I added 2 pounds red raspberries, and the third I added 1 pound fresh honey from my dad's farm.
November 6, 2009
White banana beer
Great kit hit the target OG. Taste testing while bottling it has plenty of banana and clove flavor looks perfect.
November 11, 2015
A+ all the way
My favorite summer time beer.Everyone that tries it loves it.Brew it, you won't regret it.
September 20, 2013
great brew
This was the first AG I did and I did it BIAB style. Sat in primary for two weeks and bottles for one and it was already good to go. It turned out wonderful as good as the hef at haufbrauhaus in cincinnati.
November 9, 2010
Heff Kit
Well I ordered an extra pound of the Weyermann, and I ended up accidentally ordering the Danstar garbage... went to a local brew-house and picked up some White Labs Heff yeast and lemme tell you... so far its just like some weinstephaner.Bottled today and had some non carbonated samples and it has all the clove and banana notes I'd expect.
September 7, 2010
I'm particularly into German beers, and this is a fantastic hef kit. Pitched Wyeast 3068 1L starter at mid 50s, fermented at 64 for two weeks, then bottled for two more. The banana esters are there, but nicely subdued. Last time I did this, it was during a heat wave and it fermented at more like 72... The banana dominated everything. It's all about the process.
March 28, 2016
My first All Grain
Thanks to NB for another good kit. This was my first All Grain. Did a BOIB with it. Came out nicely. Hit the IG right on the mark. Instructions were clear and concise. Will be going with them again for future brews.
October 10, 2015
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Does the single infusion create results as good as the multiple step mash?
A shopper on Jan 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I make this about 2 - 3 times every year. It is usually the first and last brewed of my season. I mostly making this as a 3 - step decoction. It takes time but I love the time I put into the mash. As you know it a fast fermenting brew and enjoyed green. So all the better to savor the effort in the brew house. When pushed for time I make it with multiple infusion and batch sparge. It is a great beverage. Here's a link to Instagram ... but northern Brewer won't allow me to share with you check it out there @Hampshirebrewer
Cheers ??
What is the abv?
A shopper on Dec 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: When I brewed this last year the ending ABV was 4.3%. I used Wyeast's Westephan. Hope this helps. Brew On!
What is the advanced Equipment needed?
B F on May 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You will need a mash tun, hot liquor tank and at least an 8 gallon boil kettle. Here are the links to the all grain starter kits that we provide. http://www.northernbrewer.com/fermenters-favorites-essential-all-grain-brewing-starter-kit-10-gallon http://www.northernbrewer.com/megapot-1-2tm-all-grain-brewing-system I hope that this helps!

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