Hank's Hefeweizen Extract Beer Recipe Kit

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This recipe has been in our stable for nearly 20 years and has proven to be one of our most popular wheat beer recipes. Originally created by a homebrewer named Hank, this delicious German-style ale utilizes the famous Weihenstephan wheat yeast strain to produce the time-honored flavor profile of spicy clove phenolics and distinctive banana ester profile. Paired with American malts and hops, this recipe brings this Bavarian classic over the pond to spread the joy of hefeweizen for all to enjoy. Expect a hazy, deep golden ale with a firm and lasting white head and heaps of flavors consisting of soft, luscious wheat notes, medium-low bitterness and fermentation-derived flavors ranging from spicy clove to ripe banana. Brew up a batch and keep the legend of Hank alive.

Brewing Notes

  • Style: Hefeweizen
  • Fermentation Range: 65-70 F
  • Original Gravity: 1.052
  • SRM: 5
  • IBUs: 16
  • ABV: 5.1%

Tasting Notes

  • Aroma: Moderate bready wheat malt aroma plays second fiddle to prominent clove phenolics and fruity banana esters. No hop aroma.
  • Appearance: Deep golden in color with a medium-high haziness. Bright white and lasting foam head.
  • Flavor: Moderate, balanced flavors of banana and clove are the most noticeable, with plush, bready, and slightly grainy wheat malt flavors in the background. Low hop bitterness balances any perceived malt sweetness. Finishes dry with no hop flavor.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-low body without any overly heavy character. Very smooth and soft on the palate with moderate creaminess and a velvety finish.

Brad’s Notes:

“Hefeweizen has long been a go-to style for beer enthusiasts due to its high drinkability and complex flavor profile. This particular recipe has been in our recipe hoard for nearly 20 years, and it does not disappoint. Melding classic German weizen yeast with American base malts and hops creates a rich flavor and smooth body that is perfect for any time a complex yet easy sipping beer is desired.”

 

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Additional information

SKU

750X

Beer Color Light
Original Gravity

1.052

Total Time to Make 6 weeks
Regional Style German/Czech/Continental
Alcohol Content Medium
Yield 5 Gallons
Beer Style German Ale
Fermentation Type Ale
Beer Recipe Kit Instructions Click here for recipe kit instructions

Customer Reviews

Based on 55 reviews
73%
(40)
18%
(10)
7%
(4)
2%
(1)
0%
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E
Eric H.
Straighforward and tasty

This is the third type of Hefeweizen recipe that I have tried. I’m happy enough with how it turned out. This is the first time that I fermented at 65F instead of 72F and I think that I will go back to 72 as the flavor did change and wasn’t quite as good; IMHO.

R
Robert G.
Hefeweizen

Always a good solid beer,great taste and drinkable year round.

A
Alan H.
Recommend

First time brewing a beer was this kit! Exceeded my expectations! You can either drink it room temperature, chilled, or chilled w/ frosty mug.

My wife and neighbors like this beer. I’m afraid my wife is going to drink the rest of it!

Working on the carbonation for bottling, not sure if I didn’t mix the corn sugar enough or wasn’t enough corn sugar. Wish I had a tad more carbonation.

G
GAVIN R.
Very Nice

Really great kit this, turned out really well except I may have fermented a little warm so could have done better. Would recommend!

P
Peter K.

Include the yeast in the kits and I'll give you 5stars.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 55 reviews
73%
(40)
18%
(10)
7%
(4)
2%
(1)
0%
(0)
E
Eric H.
Straighforward and tasty

This is the third type of Hefeweizen recipe that I have tried. I’m happy enough with how it turned out. This is the first time that I fermented at 65F instead of 72F and I think that I will go back to 72 as the flavor did change and wasn’t quite as good; IMHO.

R
Robert G.
Hefeweizen

Always a good solid beer,great taste and drinkable year round.

A
Alan H.
Recommend

First time brewing a beer was this kit! Exceeded my expectations! You can either drink it room temperature, chilled, or chilled w/ frosty mug.

My wife and neighbors like this beer. I’m afraid my wife is going to drink the rest of it!

Working on the carbonation for bottling, not sure if I didn’t mix the corn sugar enough or wasn’t enough corn sugar. Wish I had a tad more carbonation.

G
GAVIN R.
Very Nice

Really great kit this, turned out really well except I may have fermented a little warm so could have done better. Would recommend!

P
Peter K.

Include the yeast in the kits and I'll give you 5stars.