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- Its name means "dark wheat," and that's 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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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Dunkelweizen All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style German/Czech/Continental Original Gravity 1053 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 3.9 / 5.016 ReviewsGood RecipeNB, Good recipe. I brewed in September and enjoyed another beer today. This beer has a Hefeweizen influence along with a brown ale finish. if you aren't a true Hefe fan, this might be a good consolation beer. I did Single Infusion and did a 10 min mashout at the end but couldn't the 170 rec. I hit 167 degrees. I collected 6.5 gal of wort at 1 gal every 10 minutes. I find the slower I collect the wort the closer I get to the O.G. My OG for this beer was 1.054. Spot on! ABV is 5.6%. Nice Job NB! Dale PFebruary 4, 2018Purchased
6 months agoPerfect!I attempted deconcocting for the first time...turned out excellent! It has a smooth and slightly creamy texture with hints of caramel. I like it better for Oktoberfest than Oktoberfest!September 5, 2017Purchased
6 months agobrewester JackI tried to brew this 2X but each time the yeast failed and that is something that normally does not happen to me both batches contributed to my septic system. Normally I don't have any problem but neither batches fermented even though the bags had expended. I finally found another yeast and put it in and it fermented but the bacteria had gained the upper hand and it soured.October 10, 2015Response from Northern BrewerI'm sorry to hear about your negative experience with this kit. Since you've already tried this brew twice
we'd be happy to refund the cost to a gift card for you per our kit guarantee. If you're interested
I encourage you to give us call or shoot us an email with your order number so we can set that up for you. Cheers.November 21, 2016Northern BrewerCould Be BetterOver the past several years I have brewed this recipe many times. Each time I've used a step mash rather than decoction as used by others who've submitted reviews. Each brew has gone perfectly with excellent fermentations. I can only conclude that this recipe isn't that good. It has an excessively sour and cold flavor rather than the liquid banana nut bread I expect from a good Bavarian dunkelweizen which is one of my favorite styles. It has much in common with American hefeweizen which is among my least favorites.One of the things that might be different about this recipe compared to other dunkelweizen versions is the use of dark wheat malt for the entire wheat component of the grain bill. Other recipes tend to have normal wheat malt and darken the beer with specialty grains. The Tettnanger hops in this recipe though not totally inappropriate traditionally may also contribute to the unusual flavor.April 26, 2015Nice beer withn 3068 Grate with WLP 300multi-step even Decoction Mashing will get the most out of it.November 7, 2013Malty aromaCombination of a brown ale and wheat beer. The color is a Carmel brown with a strong malty aroma.August 10, 2013Light for a dunkleTastes great, awesome aroma but it seems light to be a dunkle. I did a step mash like the instuctions said but the color is notwhere i thought it would be and suggestions..July 4, 2012Awesome go to beerIve made this beer twice now and used the decoction method suggested in the instructions. I realy love this beer. Its an awesome beer just to have around, very ballanced and easy on the pallate. So if you dig the whole spicey clove banana weizen chacter BUY this kit, youll love it.January 5, 2012banana bread in a bottle!initially bought this kit as a base for a pumpkin ale (have had hefeweizens before and thought the clove flavors might blend well with pumpkin). I ended up just brewing the kit as is (with the Wyeast at 62 deg F) and it is amazing! smells like banana bread with a creamy head and beautiful lacing! don't forget to swirl and add the yeast with this beer!January 4, 2012NB made it rightThis is in addition to my previous review since I cannot edit it. I should of waited to post a review. NB both mine and my brewing partners account and apologized for the uncrushed grain which they believe was probably the cause of our problems. This 5 stars goes for NBs excellent customer service.December 31, 2011
- Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 3 answerswhat additional equipment is needed for the dunkelweisen all grain kit?BEST ANSWER: Hi Gina,
You would need a [mashtun](http://www.northernbrewer.com/fermenters-favorites-cooler-mash-lauter-tun) to steep and strain the grains, a boil kettle with at least 8 gallons of volume, and ideally a propane burner. Let us know if you have any further questions!