Bavarian Wheat (Hefe Weizen)

A south German style of wheat beer (weissbier). Expect unique flavours of banana and cloves, you also may taste fruit, banana, clove and vanilla flavors. This traditional German hefeweizens remains true to form and has minimal hop flavour.

1 MJ Craft Series Bavarian Wheat
1 Kg Liquid Wheat Malt
45g Hersbrucker Hop Pellets

1. In advance of preparing recipe, chill 5-10 litres of water in the fridge.
2. Place half (500g) of the Liquid Wheat Malt and 30g Hersbrucker Hops in a saucepan with 2 litres of water.
3. Bring to the boil, stirring occasionally and simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Add remaining 15g Hersbrucker Hops, remove saucepan from heat and cover.
5. Cool the mixture by placing saucepan in sink filled with cold water for ten minutes.
6. Add cooled wort to your fermenter along with the contents of the MJ Craft Series Bavarian Wheat satchel and remaining Liquid Wheat Malt.
7. Top up to 23L using chilled and cold water to reach a starting temperature of 20-24°C, stirring vigorously to aerate the wort.
8. Add the MJ Bavarian Wheat yeast (included in the kit), seal fermenter and maintain 18 – 21°C temperature.