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Bavarian Hefeweizen Extract 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.

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Bavarian Hefeweizen Extract Kit

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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,” and swirl the bottle to make sure you get all the yeast!
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Bavarian Hefeweizen Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleGerman/Czech/Continental
Original Gravity1049
Total Time to Make4 weeks
4.6 / 5.0
275 Reviews
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It is that good!
Probably the best Hefe I have ever had. Try it, you won't regret it. Or, if you do, I will drink it for you.
April 14, 2018
3 months ago
A Perfect B.H.
I brewed this extract kit using the Wyeast smack pack and bottled with priming sugar. After about 3 weeks in the bottle it became the best beer I've ever brewed (out of 9 batches total) and one of the best I've ever drank.
It had the Banana and Clove notes from the yeast, just as promised.
It's also lower IBU, which is nice if you don't need to be murdered by hops every time you drink, unlike all the hipsters out there.
March 1, 2018
4 months ago
Just how I remembered it
This beer tasted just like the Hefeweizens I drank in Germany when I traveled there for work years ago. This kit was everything I had hoped for. Easy to brew and the results were first rate and enjoyed by everyone I shared it with.
Bavarian Hefeweizen
Bavarian Hefeweizen
February 16, 2018
6 months ago
Easy to brew, with great flavor. Will buy this kit again.
Really enjoyed brewing it. And enjoy drinking it. Thanks NB
Really enjoyed brewing it. And enjoy drinking it. Thanks NB
January 30, 2018
4 months ago
Easy Process
Super fun time brewing this one. It was my first time using the liquid yeast and boy does it make that thing go. My OG was right on point, and Smelled amazing, now just waiting for it to condition. I'm super anxious to try it.
January 7, 2018
Very tasty brew
What a great surprise this beer turned out to be. Smooth, full flavor that is hard to beat. I will definitely be cooking this one up again.
November 22, 2017
6 months ago
This has become my go to beer, brewed 5 kits this year
November 9, 2017
9 months ago
Very good BH. Have made 5 Times now. Easy & always come out good.
October 12, 2017
10 months ago
Best Brew So Far
This is roughly the 6-7th Home Brew we have tried and best to date. It is very easy to get a great end result for a novice. We are pleasantly surprised at the complex and rich taste and already ordered another kit.
September 15, 2017
7 months ago
packaging issues
Unable to get all of the extract out of container, used turkey baster to get hot wort and to melt extract in jug, didn't work well, left about 1/4 - 1/2 cup in container. Have used bagged extract in past and found it to work better.
Like the instructions though, easier to follow.
September 6, 2017
8 months ago
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What is the abv range ?
A shopper on Dec 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We've made it three times ranging between 4.59 and 4.96. I don't what the source of the variation is but the temperature may be the cause.
What should the final gravity of this kit be once fermentation completes?
B F on Jun 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This has been one of my favorite beers thus far after tweaking the recipe & using White Labs WL300 yeast. I consistently get a final gravity of 1.012.
I was planning on doing a full 5 gallon boil with this kit. Do I need to do anything different?
Thomas T on Dec 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Nope, boil away. If you're going to try to hit 5 gallons at the end of the boil, though, you'll need to have over that when you start. Boil off rates do seem to vary quite a bit. (I saw anywhere from 5% to 14% in a very brief search on the topic), plus you don't want to add all of the trub from the bottom of the pot to your fermenter (I tend to lose 1/2 to 1 gallon there).
My advice, boil a gallon or 4 of water beforehand if you are worried about having sterile top-up water, let it chill in the fridge while you boil, see where you're at once you transfer to your fermenter, and top up to 5 gallons from there.
And if you need any help disposing of the results, let me know. I love this stuff.
Should this kit use a yeast starter?
A shopper on Jun 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It's not necessary to use a yeast starter with this kit. I have made this beer with and without a starter and have not noticed any difference in the quality of beer. This is an excellent kit and is my friends favorite beers!
So if using carbonation fizz drops do you skip the sugar and water priming part and just add a drop to the bottle????
Ron H on Dec 11, 2017
what is the ibu?
A shopper on Apr 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not sure exactly - I'm assuming pretty low, the beer has very little bitterness which is fine by me. I really don't like IPA's.
Does this beer have a banana aftertaste? We are looking for a super traditional hefeqeizen that has that flavor. Thanks!
C H on Feb 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I was actually kind of disappointed in this kit. All the kits I bought from Northern Brewer were good but this one didn't resemble a Hefeweizen and I'm a huge Hefeweizen fan. After my first batch, I thought maybe I did something wrong so I bought enough ingredients to make three more batches and twick the recipe to try to get a good tasting hefeweizen. I twicked the second batch but it still turned out with the same taste. I have determined that the recommended dry yeast (Danster Munich wheat) is not the ideal yeast for this beer. I hear that White Labs WLP300 is a GREAT yeast for hefeweizen and gives the beer a good banana taste at almost any fermentation temperature. I'm actually brewing my third batch tonight substituting the dry yeast for the WLP300. I hope this does the trick. If you do decided to try this beer, please let me know your results and I would stay away from the dry yeast.
How much priming sugar to use when bottling this kit?
A shopper on Apr 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi there, the best way to figure out how much priming sugar to use is to use our priming sugar calculator, which you can find here: http://www.northernbrewer.com/priming-sugar-calculator/
It's dependent on the temperature of your beer. Hope this helps! Cheers!
Has anyone filtered this recipe (Bavarian Hefeweizen) to make it a Kristal Weizen?
A shopper on Mar 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I did not filter, but, was very happy with the brew...used Weinstephan yeast.
Will White Labs WLP300 Hefeweizen yeast work with this kit?
A shopper on Nov 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm brewing this kit tonight with a Wyeast 3068, but I'm sure the WLP300 would work great too. WLP300 is a Hefeweizen yeast and it's probably not too different from the NB-recommended liquid yeast Wyeast 3068. I've substituted White Labs yeasts on several NB kits with excellent results. It's worth considering your fermentation environment when selecting the yeast. Warmer temps with this beer style and yeasts like this can produce more fruity esters (banana flavor) than expected for the style. Danstar Munich Wheat yeast likes 55-66; Wyeast 3068 likes 64-75; WLP300 likes 68-72.
Hi, accidentally added the dry wheat at the beginning of the 60 min boil. How does this affect the taste or flavor of the beer? Thank you!
A shopper on Sep 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It shouldn't affect the flavor. The beer may just be darker in color.
I ordered this kit with the default dry yeast WB-06. I noticed others are recommending a different yeast. Should I hold off and get a different yeast before brewing?
Thomad B on Jan 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I've made this kit with both dry and liquid yeast. Frankly, it was great both times. However, the liquid yeast had a stronger aroma than the the dry did. My friends and I have decided to stick with the liquid yeast from now on. Hope this helps!
Hi there - When brewing this recipe, I mistakenly added all the syrup extract at 60 instead of half at 60 and half at 15. That got me to thinking, what exactly is the intention of splitting up the syrup additions like this? Thanks for answering my question!
S R on Mar 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Adding half the syrup at 15 minutes helps the kit turn out with a lighter color if doing a reduced volume boil (2.5-3 gallons). The beer should still turn out fine but it may be a bit darker than you had anticipated if you added it all at 60 minutes.
Can I use Muntons Wheat LME and Regular Wheat DME for this recipe? I noticed that the percentages of wheat to barley was much closer together than in the kit you guys offer. (55% Wheat / 45% Barley, compared to 65% Wheat / 35% Barley for the LME)

Would I need to change up the recipe at all or should this be ok?
C H on Mar 15, 2016

Yes, you could use the Muntons DME instead of LME. You'd want to use less though, about 4.8lbs DME instead of 6lbs LME
New Brewer living at roughly 5000' elevation. The first few brews are all
coming in a bit low on the SG. This Bavarian Hef just started at 1.042 instead of the 1.049. Just wondering if there is any correlation to the elevation or something else?
A shopper on Sep 23, 2017

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