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 60 reviews
73%
(44)
18%
(11)
7%
(4)
2%
(1)
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J
JP
Hank's Hefeweizen

Second time brewing. Everyone loved the first run.

B
Bill G.
Great Repeat Beer

This was the first beer we ever brewed. It was great tasting the first time. Friends commented that 2nd batch was even better.

J
Jason B.
Great beer!

This was my first recipe kit I brewed and it was so good I’ve brewed it at least 5 more times! Very easy to follow instructions, and tastes better than most store bought Hefeweizen’s. Also, the flavor just keeps getting better as the beer ages! I’ve tried several other kits of various beer styles, and while they’ve all been generally good none have been better than Hank’s Hefeweizen.

C
Customer

Hank's Hefeweizen

C
Customer
Great batch!

I’ve ordered this kit a few times and it’s awesome! Delicious Hefe! The temp to maintain while fermenting will make a difference in the result. Around 79 degrees will ferment faster but provide a more banana fruit taste. Around 70 will give off a more clove taste. Both are great! I definitely recommend letting it sit in the fermentor for 3-4 weeks after brewing to let all the yeast react and provide a nice smooth brew.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 60 reviews
73%
(44)
18%
(11)
7%
(4)
2%
(1)
0%
(0)
J
JP
Hank's Hefeweizen

Second time brewing. Everyone loved the first run.

B
Bill G.
Great Repeat Beer

This was the first beer we ever brewed. It was great tasting the first time. Friends commented that 2nd batch was even better.

J
Jason B.
Great beer!

This was my first recipe kit I brewed and it was so good I’ve brewed it at least 5 more times! Very easy to follow instructions, and tastes better than most store bought Hefeweizen’s. Also, the flavor just keeps getting better as the beer ages! I’ve tried several other kits of various beer styles, and while they’ve all been generally good none have been better than Hank’s Hefeweizen.

C
Customer

Hank's Hefeweizen

C
Customer
Great batch!

I’ve ordered this kit a few times and it’s awesome! Delicious Hefe! The temp to maintain while fermenting will make a difference in the result. Around 79 degrees will ferment faster but provide a more banana fruit taste. Around 70 will give off a more clove taste. Both are great! I definitely recommend letting it sit in the fermentor for 3-4 weeks after brewing to let all the yeast react and provide a nice smooth brew.