DetailsLike the traditional Wheat beers of Southern Germany, our Wheat beer is formulated with 65% wheat malt for a unique soft flavor and outstanding head retention.
Our ingredients for this recipe include: 6 lb. Wheat liquid malt extract, 8 oz. Carapils specialty grains, 2 oz. Tettnanger pellet hops, yeast, priming sugar and a grain bag.
- Details & Instructions
4.8 / 5.051 ReviewsGot me hooked on brewingI ordered this recipe kit with my equipment about 11 months ago, so it was my 1st ever brewing experience. I didn't age it long (about 5 weeks from boil to drinking) as I hurried it for a friend's birthday party. Still, it turned out great and was a huge success. Many comments along the lines of "Wow, you really made this?" Needless to say, it did not last long at all._x000D_Turned out darker in color and more robust flavor than I anticipated, but was extremely pleased. Followed kit instructions, used dry yeast, only primary fermentation, and bottled. _x000D_Would definitely make again, but I have just been going crazy brewing a new kit with every batch since.March 24, 2010Similar to Hacker-Pschorr WeissI was looking for a Hacker-Pschorr clone kit and bought this kit to try it out. It's very similar at a fraction of the cost. This kit wasn't as palatable as some of the other Wheats, but with a lemon it was very good. (it didn't last long)October 31, 2009I would recommned this kit to anyone looking for a good wheat beer.This beer is good, but it lacks the full creamy mouth feel of the beers I have had in Bavaria. I also flavored part of the batch with peach and apricot, the peach turned out very well. If you enjoy wheat beers with a slight burnt flavor such as Widmer Wheat then kit is for you. I used the White Labs American Hefeweizen Ale 320.February 7, 2010Great year round brewThis is a great year-round brew and also a good brew to get people to start appreciating micro brews. Great flavor, great taste, one of the more simpler kits at the store, but great nonetheless.February 17, 2010Yum!This was a first brew attempt with my friends. Followed directions except for only hopping for about half of the time called for in the instructions. Primary- ~12 days with the standard dried yeast, Then bottled , with approx 2 gallons with watermelon flavor added. Carbonated for almost 5 weeks._x000D_Beer was really good- full bodied, sweet (as in flavor), with little after hop flavor. After ~2 more weeks in bottles the regular brew is smooth in finish and still a nice drinking beer. Thinking it might be good with an orange slice, a la Blue Moon, for the added acidity._x000D_The "Wheatermelon" as we called is was good at the 4 week mark if it was your first beer of the night or you drank it with a meal. After ~6 weeks, it has mellowed some and gotten smoother to drink. Most of the "after-taste" is gone now._x000D_Overall a really superb first brew that most people will really like! I think the next time we brew, we might upgrade to a better yeast to try to see the difference in flavors. Also, thinking to boil the hops for approx 45 min (75 % per the instructions) for the added acidity and bitterness.August 7, 2010ExcellentThis was my first home brew and it was a huge success! I recommend it to everyone to try at least once. I loved it, and I am definitely brewing this again!November 24, 2010Great wheatI brewed this for two different Octoberfest parties, one hosted by an actual born/raised German. Despite a selection of 25+ very expensive beers, the true German drank nothing but my home brew and even hoarded it away from the guests._x000D_Nuff said.January 8, 2011Great brewThis kit produced some great brew. It had a surprisingly red color and a good but light wheat flavor.January 17, 2011Hacker Pschorr and Schneider Weisse had a BabyWell, if beers could mate, this taste like a 50/50 mix of Hacker Pschorr and Schneider Weisse._x000D__x000D_Despite the rave reviews for Hank's Hefeweissen, I recommend this beer for those who want to expand their Weizen palate.June 6, 2011A Smash Hit amongst my friendsI brewed this beer as my exit from extract brewing._x000D_It was filled into about 20 16oz EZ-Cap bottles and one 5l Party Keg._x000D_The bottles went so fast, I didn't get much for myself._x000D_Everybody loved the texture and also authentic taste of the beer._x000D_The 5l keg got killed by two germans: A good friend and me._x000D_We got a pretty good buzz on since it had 5.3% ABV but no hang-over the next day._x000D_A huge success for an easy to brew beer. _x000D_Make sure you have the right glasses to pour it properly.November 13, 2011
- Customer Q&A
Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 4 answersDoes this beer have a distinct banana taste or smell?
Thanks!BEST ANSWER: Hi Chris,
Yes, and that's going to come from the esters produced by the Hefeweizen yeast. If you wanted to avoid that bannana flavor, all you would have to do is switch to a "cleaner" yeast strain, like US-05 or Wyeast 1056. But, of course then it won't be a true Hefe.
Charlesdo you need to buy the fast pitch canned wort?BEST ANSWER: No you do not have to. just make a yeast starter from the wort in your kit. but you can buy a fast pitch if you want. But it's not