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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!
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Bavarian Hefeweizen Extract Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style German/Czech/Continental Original Gravity 1049 Total Time to Make 4 weeks
- 4.6 / 5.0270 ReviewsVery tasty brewWhat 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, 2017Purchased
1 month agoGreatThis has become my go to beer, brewed 5 kits this yearNovember 9, 2017Purchased
4 months agoBHVery good BH. Have made 5 Times now. Easy & always come out good.October 12, 2017Purchased
5 months agoBest Brew So FarThis 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, 2017Purchased
3 months agopackaging issuesUnable 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, 2017Purchased
4 months agoMade for first time todayWell the yeast is pitched and now it's in the hands of the brew gods. Learned a couple of things... First, don't stop cooling the wort at 100 degree as the recipe calls for unless you have the rest of the water you add to the fermenter chilled pretty good. I ended up at 89 degree and had to cooled like hell to get it to a space range. Second, I should have made sure the oxygenation rig actually mates up with the O2 cylinder before you need it. It should have but didn't and I rocked the fermenter for a good long time to get oxygen into the wort.. Lessons learned. Also slightly overshot S.G. at 1.046. I suspect it will be fine. More later and things develop...
I'm rating a 4 on smell and appearence right now.August 21, 2017Purchased
5 months agoOK beerI know this is an extract kit, but it felt like something was missing and tasted the same. It's OK. Drinkable. Not spectacular.August 16, 2017Purchased
4 months agoGood Breakfast Beer for New BrewersThis is a great starter brew. The directions are simple, and it comes out tasting pretty good. It didn't bubble much in the fermenter, so I pitched a fresh package of yeast after a few days. There was still very little activity in the airlock, so I left it to the gods and the saints. I just bottled it up, and my sample tasted fine.August 11, 2017Purchased
5 months agoschneider weisseGreat beer. I debated for a while weather or not to follow the reviews that suggested adding all of the extract in the last 15 min of the boil. The guys at NB said you do need to add some extract at the beginning for correct hop utilization. In the end I decided to follow the recipe exactly and I am really glad I did. The beer in my opinion comes out almost exactly like schneider weisse in taste and color. It's just like every Weisse beer I had when i went to Munich. I did use the liquid yeast and will probably do that for every beer I make. Fermented at 64 degrees for 2 and a half weeks just because I never had time to bottle right at 2 weeks. I bottle conditioned at 72 degrees.July 12, 2017Purchased
7 months agoLove the German style extract beer!Highly recommend this kit! Its a very good and easy recipe. I have purchased many extract kits from Northern brewer and never been disappointed!July 5, 2017Purchased
1 year ago
- Browse 13 questions Browse 13 questions and 34 answersWhat is the abv range ?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?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?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?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!what is the ibu?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!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?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!Will White Labs WLP300 Hefeweizen yeast work with this kit?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!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?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!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?BEST ANSWER: Hello,
Yes, you could use the Muntons DME instead of LME. You'd want to use less though, about 4.8lbs DME instead of 6lbs LMENew 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?