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German Wheat Beer - Weissbier


A pale, refreshing German wheat beer with high carbonation, dry finish, a fluffy mouthfeel, and a distinctive banana-and-clove yeast character.

Flavor Profile: Low to moderately strong banana and clove flavor. The balance and intensity of the phenol and ester components can vary but the best examples are reasonably balanced and fairly prominent. Optionally, a very light to moderate vanilla character and/or faint

Ingredients: By German brewing tradition, at least 50% of the grist must be malted wheat, although some versions use up to 70%; the remainder is typically Pilsner malt. A decoction mash is traditional, although modern brewers typically don't follow this practice. Weiz

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Top 10 Weissbier Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Bavarian Hefeweizen
5.5 gal 5.05% 17.3 1.050 1.011
Partial Mash 7574
Schneider Weisse
5 gal 6.65% 80.09 1.066 1.015
All Grain 5909
#55 HGB Hefeweizen
40 L 8.67% 15.85 1.075 1.009
All Grain 5322
XBEER RED WEIZEN
45 L 6.07% 11.24 1.052 1.006
All Grain 3445
#65 Weissbier 100% Wheat
40 L 4.78% 14.58 1.048 1.012
All Grain 3249
Hopfen-Weisse
22 L 5.42% 19.77 1.053 1.012
All Grain 2992
HKN'S Weissbier
23.5 L 5.02% 14.87 1.050 1.012
All Grain 2960
Dark HefeWeizen
5.5 gal 4.96% 15.74 1.050 1.012
All Grain 2957
Hugh Hefeweizen
5 gal 6.79% 11.51 1.059 1.008
BIAB 2100
German Wheat Beer
5.7 gal 5.31% 12.64 1.046 1.006
All Grain 1986

Newest Weissbier Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Bavarian wheat
11 gal 5.01% 17.75 1.054 1.016
BIAB 10
Heffe "the Vise" Weizen
36 gal 5.49% 15.19 1.052 1.011
extract 13
Wunderbar
50 L 4.49% 8.83 1.045 1.011
All Grain 35
Trigo
20 L 5.23% 14.24 1.052 1.012
BIAB 16
Awesome Recipe
30 L 4.63% 20.26 1.047 1.012
All Grain 9
Joel's German Wheat
5.5 gal 5.53% 15.11 1.055 1.013
BIAB 23
Wheat beer 3.2L
3.2 L 5.78% 22.77 1.056 1.012
All Grain 32
Awesome Recipe
20 L 6.49% 51.82 1.066 1.016
All Grain 13
Hefeweizen
5.5 gal 5.39% 30.28 1.052 1.011
BIAB 27
BrauFrankisch Weissen
30 L 6.22% 14.47 1.065 1.018
All Grain 24

Fermentables Used In Weissbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
German - Wheat Malt 1,330 German Grain base malt 2°L
37 51% 2% - 100%
German - Pilsner 1,218 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 40% 1% - 100%
American - White Wheat 604 American Grain base malt 2.8°L
40 46% 2% - 100%
Rice Hulls 511 Adjunct other 0°L
0 6% 0% - 100%
American - Pilsner 490 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 43% 4% - 100%
US - Pale 2-Row 442 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 44% 2% - 100%
American - Wheat 433 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
38 47% 4% - 100%
Flaked Wheat 383 Adjunct raw 2°L
34 17% 0% - 100%
Flaked Oats 381 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 8% 1% - 99%
German - Pale Wheat 342 German Grain base malt 1.5°L
39 52% 5% - 100%

Hops Used In Weissbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Hallertau Mittelfruh 903 3.75 59% 3% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 508 4 60% 4% - 100%
Saaz 508 3.5 49% 1% - 100%
Tettnanger 417 4.5 60% 4% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 329 3.9 63% 3% - 100%
Perle 253 8.2 51% 1% - 100%
Cascade 238 7 40% 7% - 100%
Magnum 211 15 54% 4% - 100%
Citra 180 11 35% 1% - 100%
Hallertau Tradition (Germany) 165 5 60% 1% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Weissbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 22 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 58% 8% - 100%
Flaked Wheat 19 Adjunct raw 2°L
34 46% 14% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 17 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 57% 15% - 100%
American - White Wheat 16 American Grain base malt 2.8°L
40 56% 3% - 100%
American - Wheat 16 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
38 50% 20% - 100%
German - Carapils 15 German Grain crystal malt 1.3°L
35 73% 9% - 100%
Honey Malt 15 Grain crystal malt 25°L
37 60% 13% - 100%
Flaked Oats 14 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 54% 5% - 100%
German - Wheat Malt 12 German Grain base malt 2°L
37 73% 40% - 100%
German - Caramel Wheat 10 German Grain crystal malt 46°L
34 80% 10% - 100%

Yeasts Used In Weissbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safbrew - Wheat Beer Yeast WB-06 733 Fermentis / Safale Wheat .105 Low 86% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - Weihenstephan Weizen 3068 601 Wyeast Wheat 0.1 Low 75% 64°F 75°F
White Labs - Hefeweizen Ale Yeast WLP300 526 White Labs Wheat Medium Low 74% 68°F 72°F
Mangrove Jack - Bavarian Wheat Yeast M20 410 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a Low 73% 59°F 86°F
Fermentis - Safale-WB06 226 Fermentis / Safale Ales High Low 78% 59°F 75°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 180 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Lallemand - LALBREW® MUNICH CLASSIC WHEAT BEER YEAST 138 Lallemand Ales High Low 78% 64°F 72°F
White Labs - Hefeweizen IV Ale Yeast WLP380 129 White Labs Wheat Medium Low 76.5% 66°F 70°F
Danstar - Munich Classic Wheat Beer Yeast 107 Danstar Wheat .09 Low 75% 63°F 72°F
Wyeast - Bavarian Wheat 3056 80 Wyeast Wheat 0.1 Medium 75% 64°F 74°F

Other Ingredients Used In Weissbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 435 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 268 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 246 Water Agt Mash 75% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 212 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 177 Water Agt Mash 62% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 149 Fining Mash 61% 0% - 100%
Coriander Seed 113 Spice Boil 35% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 107 Water Agt Mash 19% 0% - 100%
Yeast Nutrient 85 Other Boil 37% 0% - 100%
Phosphoric acid 82 Water Agt Mash 71% 0% - 100%

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