Wheat - German Hefeweizen

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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: I understand that this kit is for all-grain brewers and requires specialized equipment and knowledge to brew. East Coast Hoppers Kits include Instructions and BeerSmith files to help determine strike and sparge volumes and temperatures. Other kits may require brewing software or a knowlege of brewing calculations to determine water volumes and temperatures. It is up to the brewer to determine if this kit is appropriate for their equipment and techniques.

Author: Jamil Zainasheff

Source: BYO Article online

Style: Wheat

Tasting Notes: A light, well balanced, easy drinking summer beverage with bready/grainy notes from the wheat and pilsner malts.  This beverage also contains aromas and flavors or fruity banana and spicy clove, which is a classic ester profile for this style.


19L @ 65% efficiency

OG 1.049
FG 1.012
ABV  4.8
SRM  3
IBU  13
Mash Temp 66°C (151°F)
Mash Time 60 minutes


Ingredients Quantity Addition and Time
Wheat malt
 4.85 lb  Mash 60 min
German Pilsner  4.85 lb  Mash 60 min
Hallertau Mittelfruh
 21g  Boil 60 min

Yeast included with this kit: WB-06

Notes: With wheat making up almost 50% of this grist, it highly recommended to add a pound of Rice Hulls to the mash.  Rice hulls are not included with the kit ingredients.

Jamil recommends a step mash or decoction mash profile for this beverage to stay true to the authentic brewing methods however has provided a single infusion temperature for this beverage.  He also recommends a 90 boil. 

Liquid yeast recommendations:

White Labs: WLP300, WLP320 or WLP380

Escarpment Labs: Überweizen