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 ReviewsSimilar 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, 2010Got 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, 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