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 64 reviews
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David S.

Hank's Hefeweizen Extract Beer Recipe Kit

H
Ht
Better than I expected!

Love the aroma of the beer and absolutely love the taste of it. I will make it again for sure.

C
Customer
Hanks

Great beer ! Easy to brew .

S
Steve H.
Another great tasting brew

Very easy to brew definitely use a blow off tube on this one, she was aggressive and popped the top on the primary. Only issue is getting the proper carbonation in the keg, forced it on day two in the keg after it cooled nicely, ran 20 psi after forcing and the first glass still on the flat side. Trying 2 more days at 20 and will tap another tomorrow night.

J
JP
Hank's Hefeweizen

Second time brewing. Everyone loved the first run.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 64 reviews
75%
(48)
17%
(11)
6%
(4)
2%
(1)
0%
(0)
D
David S.

Hank's Hefeweizen Extract Beer Recipe Kit

H
Ht
Better than I expected!

Love the aroma of the beer and absolutely love the taste of it. I will make it again for sure.

C
Customer
Hanks

Great beer ! Easy to brew .

S
Steve H.
Another great tasting brew

Very easy to brew definitely use a blow off tube on this one, she was aggressive and popped the top on the primary. Only issue is getting the proper carbonation in the keg, forced it on day two in the keg after it cooled nicely, ran 20 psi after forcing and the first glass still on the flat side. Trying 2 more days at 20 and will tap another tomorrow night.

J
JP
Hank's Hefeweizen

Second time brewing. Everyone loved the first run.