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Weizen? Why Not?

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Weizen? Why Not?

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Beer Style: Weizen/Weissbier  (15A)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons



This beer was a bit cloudy and should have some Irish moss. I'm not really sure what the honey added to this beer (more experimentation is in order). However, it turned out so well that I won't omit it in the future. This was a very good extract-based recipe (it well nigh evaporated).


  • 6 pounds, Williams wheat extract
  • 1 pound, crystal malt
  • 1/2 pound, toasted barley
  • 1 pound, honey
  • 2 ounces, Cascades hops (boil)
  • 1/2 ounce, Cascades hops (finish)
  • 1 package, Wyeast wheat yeast

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 3 days
Secondary Ferment: 5 days

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.050
Final Gravity: 1.012
Alcohol by Vol: 4.97%
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Make a 2-quart starter before brewing. Steep crystal and toasted barley in 4 gallons water for 40 minutes (use grain bags to make this easier). Add extract, honey and bittering hops. Boil wort for 1 hour. Remove from heat. Add finishing hops and steep 2 minutes. Chill and pitch yeast. After 3 days, rack to secondary. Bottle after 8 days.