Wheat beer is a top-fermented beer which is brewed with a large proportion of wheat relative to the amount of malted barley. The two main varieties are German Weizenbier and Belgian witbier; other types not covered here include Lambic (made with wild yeast), Berliner Weisse (a cloudy, sour beer), and Gose (a sour, salty beer).

The terms Hefeweizen ("yeast wheat") or Hefeweißbier refer to wheat beer in its traditional, unfiltered (cloudy) form. Kristall refers to crystal clear

The Hefeweizen style is particularly noted for its low hop bitterness (about 15 IBUs) and relatively high carbonation, considered important to balance the beer's relatively malty sweetness. Another balancing flavor note unique to Hefeweizen beer is its phenolic character which has been described as clove and medicinal but also smoky. Other more typical but less assertive flavour notes produced by Weißbier yeast include banana, bubble gum and sometimes vanilla.

GENERIC STEP MASH FOR WHEAT BEERS:
Mash in @ 35°C for 10 mins to release ferulic acid
50°C for 10 minutes (protein rest)
55°C for 15 minutes (protein rest)
62°C for 10 minutes (beta amylase rest)
68°C for 20 minutes (alpha amylase rest)
72°C for 20 minutes (degrade beta amylase)
78°C for 5 minutes (degrade alpha amylase)
Mash out

HOP SUBSTITUTES that you can grow: 
Perle is a German hop used for both bittering & flavour
Wakatu & Pacifica are NZ hops bred from Hallertau Mittelfruh
Liberty & Mount Hood are USA hops bred from Hallertau Mittelfruh
Fuggle has a similar oil profile to Tettnanger

RECIPE INDEX

WHEAT BEER

NAME (LINK)STYLEHOPS
WEIHENSTEPHAN HEFE WEISSBIERHEFE WEISSBIERHERKULES, PERLE
FRANZISKANER HEFEWEISSBIERHEFE WEISSBIERPERLE, SPALT, HERSBRUCKER
PAULANER WEIẞBIERWEISSBIERHERSBRUCKER
SCHNIEDER WEISSEWEISSBIERHERKULES, TRADITION
EDELWEISS DUNKLE WEIZENBIERDUNKLE WEIZENBIERHERSBRUCKER
HACKER-PSCHORR DUNKLE WEISSEDUNKLE WEISSETETTNANG
SCHNEIDER WEISSE AVENTIS WEIZEN DOPPLEBOCKWEIZEN DOPPLEBOCKHERCULES, HERSBRUCKER
SCHNEIDER WEISSE MEIN NELSON SAUVINWEISSBIERTRADITION, NELSON SAUVIN
SCHÖNRAMER WEISSBIERWEISSBIERTRADITION

GERMAN HEFE WEISSBIER - ALL GRAIN

WEIHENSTEPHAN HEFE WEISSBIER

20 LITERS | ABV 5.4 | IBU ~14 | SRM 4.9 | MASH EFFICIENCY 75% | PRE BOIL 24L | OG 1.052 | FG 1.011
MASH 90 MIN @ 66°C | BOIL 75 MIN 

NOTES:

01.

MALT

MASH:
• 2700g WHEAT MALT 2.0 SRM
• 915g MUNICH MALT 9.0 SRM
• 915g PILSNER MALT 2.0 SRM

02.

HOPS

BOIL:
• 5g HERKULES 14.5% AA @ 70 MINUTES
• 8g PERLE 6% AA @ 65 MINUTES

03.

ADDITIONS 

ADD 15 MINS BEFORE FLAME OUT:
• 1/4 TSP IRISH MOSS (or clarifier of choice)

04.

YEAST 

• 1ST CHOICE: WLP 300 HEFEWEIZEN YEAST

GERMAN HEFE WEISSBIER - ALL GRAIN

FRANZISKANER HEFE-WEISS

20 LITERS | ABV 5.2 | IBU ~13 | SRM 3.8 | MASH EFFICIENCY 75% | PRE BOIL 24L | OG 1.052 | FG 1.013
MASH 90 MIN @ 66°C | BOIL 60 MIN 

NOTES:

01.

MALT

MASH:
• 3100g WHEAT MALT 2.0 SRM
• 1100g PILSNER MALT 2.0 SRM
• 112g AROMATIC MALT 26 SRM
• 57g ACID MALT 3.0 SRM

02.

HOPS

BOIL:
• 20g HERSBRUCKER 4.0% AA @ 60 MINUTES
• 7g PERLE 8% AA @ 15 MINUTES
• 7g SPALTER 6% AA @ 15 MINUTES

03.

ADDITIONS 

ADD 15 MINS BEFORE FLAME OUT:
• 1/4 TSP IRISH MOSS (or clarifier of choice)

04.

YEAST 

• 1ST CHOICE: WLP 300 HEFEWEIZEN YEAST

GERMAN WEISSBIER - ALL GRAIN

PAULANER WEIẞBIER

20 LITERS | ABV 5.4 | IBU ~12 | SRM 3.3 | MASH EFFICIENCY 75% | PRE BOIL 24L | OG 1.052 | FG 1.011
MASH 90 MIN @ 66°C | BOIL 60 MIN 

NOTES:

01.

MALT

MASH:
• 2200g WHEAT MALT 2.0 SRM
• 2050g PILSNER MALT 2.0 SRM
• 112g MUNICH MALT 9 SRM

02.

HOPS

BOIL:
• 28g HERSBRUCKER 4.0% AA @ 60 MINUTES

03.

ADDITIONS 

ADD 15 MINS BEFORE FLAME OUT:
• 1/4 TSP IRISH MOSS (or clarifier of choice)

04.

YEAST 

• 1ST CHOICE: WLP 380 HEFEWEIZEN IV YEAST

GERMAN HEFE WEISSBIER - ALL GRAIN

SCHNEIDER WEISS ORIGINAL

20 LITERS | ABV 5.4 | IBU ~15 | SRM 3.9 | MASH EFFICIENCY 75% | PRE BOIL 24L | OG 1.050 | FG 1.009
MASH 90 MIN @ 66°C | BOIL 60 MIN 

NOTES:

01.

MALT

MASH:
• 2460g WHEAT MALT 2.0 SRM
• 1570g PILSNER MALT 2.0 SRM
• 336g MUNICH MALT 9 SRM

02.

HOPS

BOIL:
• 7g HERKULES 14.5% AA @ 60 MINUTES
• 7g TRADITION 7% AA @ 15 MINUTES

03.

ADDITIONS 

ADD 15 MINS BEFORE FLAME OUT:
• 1/4 TSP IRISH MOSS (or clarifier of choice)

04.

YEAST 

• 1ST CHOICE: WLP 380 HEFEWEIZEN IV ALE

AUSTRIAN DUNKEL WEIZENBIER - ALL GRAIN

EDELWEISS DUNKEL WEIZENBIER

20 LITERS | ABV 5.2 | IBU ~12 | SRM 7.7 | MASH EFFICIENCY 75% | PRE BOIL 24L | OG 1.052 | FG 1.012
MASH 90 MIN @ 66°C | BOIL 60 MIN 

NOTES:

01.

MALT

MASH:
2100g PILSNER MALT 2.0 SRM
• 1900g WHEAT MALT 2.0 SRM
• 112g CRYSTAL MALT 65 SRM
• 112g CARAVIENNE MALT 22 SRM
• 57g HONEY MALT 25.0 SRM
• 14g CHOCOLATE MALT 450.0 SRM

02.

HOPS

BOIL:
• 28g HERSBRUCKER 4.0% AA @ 60 MINUTES

03.

ADDITIONS 

ADD 15 MINS BEFORE FLAME OUT:
• 1/4 TSP IRISH MOSS (or clarifier of choice)

04.

YEAST 

• 1ST CHOICE: WLP 300 HEFEWEIZEN YEAST

GERMAN DUNKLE WEISSBIER - ALL GRAIN

HACKER-PSCHORR DUNKLE WEISSE

20 LITERS | ABV 5.6 | IBU ~13 | SRM 7.9 | MASH EFFICIENCY 75% | PRE BOIL 24L | OG 1.055 | FG 1.013
MASH 90 MIN @ 66°C | BOIL 60 MIN 

NOTES:

01.

MALT

MASH:
• 2500g WHEAT MALT 2.0 SRM
• 1700g PILSNER MALT 2.0 SRM
• 226g MUNICH MALT 9.0 SRM
• 198g CARAMUNICH MALT 56 SRM
• 28g CHOCOLATE MALT 450.0 SRM

02.

HOPS

BOIL:
• 28g TETTNAMGER 4.5% AA @ 60 MINUTES


03.

ADDITIONS 

ADD 15 MINS BEFORE FLAME OUT:
• 1/4 TSP IRISH MOSS (or clarifier of choice)

04.

YEAST 

• 1ST CHOICE: WLP 351 BAVARIAN WEIZEN 

GERMAN WEIZEN DOPPLEBOCK - ALL GRAIN

SCHNEIDER WEISSE AVENTINUS

20 LITERS | ABV 8.0 | IBU ~17 | SRM 7.9 | MASH EFFICIENCY 75% | PRE BOIL 24L | OG 1.073 | FG 1.013
MASH 90 MIN @ 66°C | BOIL 60 MIN 

NOTES:

01.

MALT

MASH:
• 3600g WHEAT MALT 2.0 SRM
• 2300g PILSNER MALT 2.0 SRM
• 311g CARAMUNICH MALT 56 SRM
• 227g MUNICH MALT 9.0 SRM

02.

HOPS

BOIL:
• 10g HERKULES 14.5% AA @ 60 MINUTES
• 14g HERSBRUCKER 4% AA @ 15 MINUTES

03.

ADDITIONS 

ADD 15 MINS BEFORE FLAME OUT:
• 1/4 TSP IRISH MOSS (or clarifier of choice)

04.

YEAST 

• 1ST CHOICE: WLP 380 HEFEWEIZEN IV ALE

GERMAN HEFE WEISSBIER - ALL GRAIN

SCHNEIDER WEISSE NELSON SAUVIN

20 LITERS | ABV 4.7 | IBU ~20 | SRM 3.4 | MASH EFFICIENCY 75% | PRE BOIL 24L | OG 1.048 | FG 1.012
MASH 90 MIN @ 66°C | BOIL 60 MIN 

NOTES:

01.

MALT

MASH:
• 3500g WHEAT MALT 2.0 SRM
• 1200g PILSNER MALT 2.0 SRM
• 1200g AROMATIC MALT 26 SRM

02.

HOPS

BOIL:
• 23g TRADITION 7.0% AA @ 60 MINUTES
• 10g NELSON SAUVIN 12% AA @ 15 MINUTES
STEEP/WHIRLPOOL FOR 30 MINS @ 98°C:
• 10g NELSON SAUVIN 12% AA

03.

ADDITIONS 

ADD 15 MINS BEFORE FLAME OUT:
• 1/4 TSP IRISH MOSS (or clarifier of choice)

04.

YEAST 

• 1ST CHOICE: WLP 380 HEFEWEIZEN IV ALE

GERMABN WEISSBIER - ALL GRAIN

SCHÖNRAMER WEISSBIER

20 LITERS | ABV 5.6 | IBU ~12 | SRM 4.0 | MASH EFFICIENCY 75% | PRE BOIL 24L | OG 1.052 | FG 1.009
MASH 90 MIN @ 65°C |  BOIL 60 MIN  

NOTES:

01.

MALT

MASH:
• 2550g WHEAT MALT 2.0 SRM
• 1650g PILSNER MALT 2.0 SRM
• 336g MUNICH MALT 9.0 SRM

02.

HOPS

BOIL:
• 12g HALLERTAU TRADITION 7% AA @ 60 MINUTES
• 6g HALLERTAU TRADITION 7% AA @ 15 MINUTES

03.

ADDITIONS 

ADD 15 MINS BEFORE FLAME OUT:
• 1/4 TSP IRISH MOSS (or clarifier of choice)

04.

YEAST 

• 1ST CHOICE: WLP 380 HEFEWEIZEN IV ALE

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