Anyone brew hefeweizen?

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I'm new to homebrew, and recently bought a two stage home brew kit.
I've managed to brew twice now, using the canned malt extracts. I'm
also new to various imported beers, and I recently found my favorite
beer... the Paulaner Hefeweizen. I would REALLY like to make
something similar. Is it possible? Even with canned malt extracts?



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Re: Anyone brew hefeweizen?


I brewed a dunkel hefewiezen last year, it was fantastic... had the banana
and clove notes and everything... Came out much like the Franziskaner Dunkel
Hefewiezen.  Some of my friends thought it was better.  Liquid wheat malt
extract is available, and you'll probably use some wheat grains also.  A
decent hefewiezen homebrew recipe will have some grains in, maybe a
half-pound or so.  Very easy to brew.  Heat the kettle to ~170, turn off the
heat, throw the grains sock in, and let it sit for ~1/2 hr.  Then remove the
grains, let drain and rock on with the extracts.  Authentic German
Hefewiezen yeast (I used White Labs) is essential for a proper flavor
profile.  Check the homebrew sites for recipes, you should find what you're
looking for.  If not post back and I'll post some sites.  If you have a
local homebrew shop they will be the best help, mine gets all my business
these days.

happy brewing,
mkl




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Re: Anyone brew hefeweizen?


I brewed a dunkel hefewiezen last year, it was fantastic... had the banana
and clove notes and everything... Came out much like the Franziskaner Dunkel
Hefewiezen.  Liquid wheat malt extract is available, and you'll probably use
some wheat grains also.  A decent hefewiezen homebrew recipe will have some
grains in, maybe a half-pound or so.  Very easy to brew.  Heat the kettle to
~170, turn off the heat, throw the grains sock in, and let it sit for ~1/2
hr.  Then rock on with the extractsAuthentic German Hefewiezen yeast (I used
White Labs) is essential for a proper flavor profile.  Check the homebrew
sites for recipes, you should find what you're looking for.  If not post
back and I'l post some sites I visit.  If you have a local homebrew shop
they will be the best help, mine gets all my business these days.

happy brewing,
mkl


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Re: Anyone brew hefeweizen?


Beerme@beerme.com wrote:
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I have brewed Hefeweizen a couple times now.  I would really recommend
the WYeast 3068 Weihenstephan Weizen strain of yeast.  Very fruity and
estery.  Below is the rough recipe I have used and it stacks up well to
the real German varieties according to all who have sampled it.

1lb wheat
1/2lb munich
1/4lb aromatic
1/4lb biscuit
6lb Munton's Plain wheat DME
3/4oz Tetnang for 60 min.

Super easy to make and is ready to drink pretty fast. Enjoy :)

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