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.

 

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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
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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.”

Customer Reviews

Based on 71 reviews
76%
(54)
17%
(12)
6%
(4)
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J
John L.
Beer

Very good

D
Duane D.
Great beer

Its my 2nd ever brew and turned out great. 5.2 ABV and smooth. Has great citrus tones coupled with great flavor. I recommend it.

P
Patrick C.
Great Kit!

This was my 5th batch ever. I followed the instructions and even made sure to keep the temperature below 68 for most of the fermentation. I made one mistake. Some of the fermentation was at 63-65 degrees and the actual fermentation slowed a bit. The final product was about 1% less alcohol than the instructions said it should have been. I think either the cool temperature slowed the fermentation and so I racked it too early (4 1/2 weeks in primary) or, the yeast just wasn't able to do the job.

That being said, the final product is a delicious easy-drinking beer. Very pleased with the result. I also got American-flag bottle caps. Can't wait to serve this to family and friends at our Octoberfest party.

B
Bill R.
Smooth Hank’s Hefeweizen brew

Great light beer with a smooth mellow taste. Throw in a couple of orange slices and you have the perfect summer refreshing beer!

M
Michael G.
Great Beer!

Turned out well. Nice citrus notes, as you would expect from a Hefeweizen.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 71 reviews
76%
(54)
17%
(12)
6%
(4)
1%
(1)
0%
(0)
J
John L.
Beer

Very good

D
Duane D.
Great beer

Its my 2nd ever brew and turned out great. 5.2 ABV and smooth. Has great citrus tones coupled with great flavor. I recommend it.

P
Patrick C.
Great Kit!

This was my 5th batch ever. I followed the instructions and even made sure to keep the temperature below 68 for most of the fermentation. I made one mistake. Some of the fermentation was at 63-65 degrees and the actual fermentation slowed a bit. The final product was about 1% less alcohol than the instructions said it should have been. I think either the cool temperature slowed the fermentation and so I racked it too early (4 1/2 weeks in primary) or, the yeast just wasn't able to do the job.

That being said, the final product is a delicious easy-drinking beer. Very pleased with the result. I also got American-flag bottle caps. Can't wait to serve this to family and friends at our Octoberfest party.

B
Bill R.
Smooth Hank’s Hefeweizen brew

Great light beer with a smooth mellow taste. Throw in a couple of orange slices and you have the perfect summer refreshing beer!

M
Michael G.
Great Beer!

Turned out well. Nice citrus notes, as you would expect from a Hefeweizen.