Hank's Hefeweizen All Grain Beer Recipe Kit

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Hank's Hefeweizen All Grain Beer Recipe Kit

SKU 750AG4



Product Details

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: 65-70F
  • 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 Brewers 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 750AG4
Beer Color Light
Original Gravity


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 31 reviews
Dan M.
Surprisingly good

I’m not a big Hefeweizen fan, but I decided to make one for my wife and tried Hank’s Hefeweizen kit. It came out really good. Nice and smooth, easy drinking beer. The wife loves it. So, It will become one of my many staple beers, I’m sure.

David H.
Friends loved it!

Great turn out on the Hank's Hefeweizen.
All grain recipe using Fast Fermenter (5 weeks). In bottle for 1 week and enjoy!

John C.

Very tasty beer that is easy to make

Gary S.

Hank's Hefeweizen All Grain Beer Recipe Kit

Curt J.
Solid Beer

This is a simple, but very good recipe. Very nice nose with bananna predominantly. Finish is smooth and malty.