BrewBlog: Dunkelweizen
General Information
Method: Extract
Cost: $29.75

Made from a Northern Brewer Extract Kit.  Directly from Northern Brewer web site.

Its name means "dark wheat", and that's just what it is. An amber colored version of a German hefeweizen, with the same sour-phenolic character and light hopping of its paler cousins. Although it's a bit maltier than our Hefeweizen kit, it's still a mighty refreshing beer.


Fermentation took off in less than 12 hours.  Vigourous fermentation occurred between 12 and 24 that managed to clog my air lock in a 7 gallon bucket!

Scale Recipe
Enter desired final yield (volume):
3.15 pounds LME - Amber 50% of grist
3.15 pounds LME - Wheat 50% of grist
6.30 pounds Total Extract Weight 100% of grist
1.00 ounces 3.2% Pellets @ 30 minutes
Type: Bittering
Use: Boil
3.2 AAUs
1.00 ounces Total Hop Weight 3.2 AAUs
Name: German Wheat
Manufacturer: Wyeast
Product ID: 3333
Type: Wheat
Flocculation: High
Attenuation: 73%
Temperature Range: 63–75°F
Amount: 125 ml
Equipment Profile

3 Gallon/11 Liter Kettle

Batch Size: 5.00 gallons Boil Volume: 2.50 gallons
Evaporation Rate: 9.00% per hour Mash Tun Dead Space: 0.25 gallons
Efficiency: 72% Mash Tun Weight: 3.00 pounds
Hop Utilization: 100% Mash Tun Volume: 3.00 gallons
Loss: 0.00 gallons Mash Tun Specific Heat: 0.12 Cal/gram per °C
Water Profile

Ice Mountain Natural Spring Water

Calicum: 28 ppm
Bicarbonate: 87.5 ppm
Sulfate: 6.5 ppm
Chloride: 2 ppm
Sodium: 2.8 ppm
Magnesium: 10 ppm
PH: 6%

Brought 1.5 gallons of water to a boil.  Removed from heat and added LME.  Returned to boil and added hops.  Boiled for 60 minutes.

Used ice bath to reduce temperature to around 80 degrees.  Added 3 gallons room temperature water to fermenting bucket.  Pour wort in and areated.  Topped to 5 gallons.

Pitched activated smack pack of yeast (24 hours) @ 72 degrees.


Primary: 10 days @ 70° F
Secondary: 10 days @ 70° F
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