Dunkelweizen Extract Beer Recipe Kit
Its name means "dark wheat," and that just what it is. An amber-colored version of a German hefeweizen, Dunkelweizen has the same spicy yeast and creamy wheat character of its pale counterpart, but with as much rich maltiness as a dark Bavarian lager. This kit produces an ale with a hazy mahogany color, medium-full body, and spicy, bready aromas and flavors.
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|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||German Ales,Wheat Beers|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Kept it in the primary fermenter for two weeks after primary fermentation was over. Taste definitely improves with prolonged bottle conditioning, so be patient with this one. More spicy than expected. Very nice color.
Easy to brew, and it goes down easy. I did a week and a half in primary and 2 weeks in secondary. Kegged half and bottled half. Both versions were great
I wish I could just describe the beer instead of rating it! Hefes are temp sensitive - ferment in low 60s and get spicy cloves, near 70 and get more fruit or banana. I fermented mine in a tub of ice water wrapped in a towel and kept the temp as low as I could, but still ended around 68-70. The beer tastes nearly like fruit juice. It isn't awful, but way more fruity than I wanted. I live in the south so it's hard to get a natural indoor temp lower than 70 at any time of the year. I think this beer could be very good fermented at a lower temp, but I'm going to stay away from hefes because that's two I've now tried and it's just too hard for me to ferment at a low enough temp to avoid the overly fruity tones.
I'm still waiting on my replacement kit? I was just wondering if it's been mailed out yet?
It tastes just like drinking it from the tap in Munich Germany.