Weizen/Weissbier – All Grain GONE


General Info

This was an excellent Bavarian Hefeweizen. Nice light straw color. An excellent lawnmower beer!


I brewed 10 gallons and filled 2 corny kegs. My non-brewing friends drained both kegs in just over 2 weeks.  It was very popular with the 'regular' beer crowd and a great summer beer. Most people liked it with lemon, but I thought it was better without.

This will be a regular summer beer for me.

Malts and Grains

Amount Malt/Grain %
14.00 pounds German Wheat Malt Light 63.6%
8.00 pounds German Pilsen Malt (2-Row) 36.4%
22.00 pounds Total Grain Weight 100%


Amount Hop Time AA
2.00 ounces Hallertauer Hersbrucker 45 min
1.00 ounces Hallertauer Hersbrucker 15 min
3.00 ounces Total Hop Weight


Mash Profile Single Infusion Mash, Light Bodied Beer


Mash profile for most well-modified malts.

Mash Steps

# Name Time Temp. Description
1 Mash In 75 min. 150°F

Add 75% of mash water at 162° F / 72° C

2 Mash Out 10 min. 168°F

Add 25% of mash water at 200° F / 93° C

Water Profile Highlands Ranch, Colorado


I used 2 pkgs of Safbrew WB-06 Weihenstephan yeast. 1 for each carboy.

Special Procedures

I didn't raise the temp to get the banana yeast esters. I wanted a beer that my non-brewing friends would love to drink and it worked great.  I personally think it would be great to raise the primary ferm temp up a little bit to get some of the esters.

I went right from primary to keg (w/ 1/2 cup corn sugar and 10 lbs co2). Conditioned in keg for 14 days and tapped.

Fermentation and Aging

14 days @ 68° F

Bavarian Hefeweizen

Date Brewed:  

Brew Day Data

  Target Actual Notes
Strike Water Amount: 7.3    
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Sparge Water Amount: 9.4    
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Pre-Boil Gravity:      
Pre-Boil Amount: 12.1    
Post-Boil Amount: 11    
Boil Time: 60    
OG: 1.052 / 12.9° P    
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