Bavarian Weissbier Standard Refill

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Pale gold in color with a subtle fruity flavor and a soft clove palate, this is a favorite beer of Bavaria, Southern Germany. Just add a slice of lime or orange for the ultimate zesty thirst quencher.


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  • 1 Can Bavarian Weissbier Brewing Extract
  • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Wheat Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 2 Booster™ Pouches
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser


Additional Information

Flavor: Wheaty

ABV (alc/vol): 5%

SRM (Color): 3

IBU (Bitterness): 19

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Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions by visiting our help desk).



Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation.

  1. Remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the can of Brewing Extract, then place the unopened can in hot tap water.
  2. Using the measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot. Bring water to a boil, and then remove from heat. Open the can of Brewing Extract and pour it into the hot water. Open Booster packets and slowly pour into hot mixture while stirring. Continue to stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.
  3. Fill keg with cold tap water to the #1 mark on the back.
  4. Pour the wort into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the #2 mark by adding more cold water. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk.
  5. Sprinkle the yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.
  6. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 65° and 80° F (18.3°-26.6° C) and out of direct sunlight. After approximately 24 hours, you will be able to see the fermentation process happening by shining a flashlight into the keg. You'll see the yeast in action in the wort. The liquid will be opaque and milky, you will see bubbles rising in the liquid, and there will be bubbles on the surface.
  7. You’ll ferment for 21 days total. Your fermentation will usually reach its peak in 2 to 5 days (this is also known as “high krausen”). You may see a layer of foam on top of the wort, and sediment will accumulate at the bottom of the fermenter. This is totally normal. Complete fermentation will take approximately 2 weeks. After high krausen the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. Your beer is still fermenting. The yeast is still at work slowly finishing the fermentation process.


Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions by visiting our help desk).

Flavor Profile

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Alcohol by volume: 5%
SRM (color): 3
IBU (Bitterness): 19
Bavarian Weissbier Standard Refill is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 42.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I use this for Belgian more than German. Using this HME, I just started the fermentation today of another Hoegaarden clone attempt. Color and appearance are good using nothing that adds color. With the HME I use a pack booster and a 30 minute steep of 4 oz flaked wheat, 4 oz 1 minute oats with 2 oz rice hulls to help it drain. I flavored it with 2g of dried bitter orange peel and 2 g of crushed coriander boiled for 15 minutes then removed. I also added liquor from a 5 minute steeped chamomile tea (1 bag). It is fermenting with WLP400 yeast. Hopefully this will be better than the prior attempts where I put in too much flavorings - making a drinkable but different kind of beer unintentionally. Here is the last batch - too citrusy for Hoegaarden, but it looks good.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Turned this into a Blue Moon clone I bought this kit to make a Blue Moon clone. The zest of one orange and a TSP of crushed coriander and wow is it good. Little more orangie than Blue Noon which I love. Great body and wonderful taste. So glad I have another batch of this going right now.
Date published: 2016-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from German Hefeweizen We used this as part of the "Who's your Hefe? German Hefeweizen" recipe. While not the very best Hefeweizen I've ever tasted, it was quite good. We had a few friends over who tried it and also liked it. It's been lagering for five months and I believe it has improved a bit over that time. We would brew this one again.
Date published: 2016-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite! The best bet I have tried so far, used the 3 week X 3 method. Crisp flavor, worth the wait. Bottling my second batch with coriander and orange zest tomorrow, can't wait!
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very tasty My 8th brew. Pours hazy golden with white head; great lacing and retention. Citrus aroma. Tastes of banana ad clove.
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! I'm not a huge fan of wheat beers, but having brewed over a dozen of the Mr. Beer kits, I was making the rounds and decided to try the weissbier one. I also wanted to use some Apricot and Pineapple brewer's extract I had to make wheat versions of those beers. I followed the 3-4 recommendation of fermentation and conditioning & could not have been happier with the results. This is a great beer -- from head retention to lacing on the glass to aroma (slightly fruity/banana/clove) to taste (crisp, refreshing, dry finish) to appearance (clear, effervescent, consistent 3/4 inch foamy head). Brewed this kit and made 8 1/2 liter bottles of the regular refill, and then added 4ml of apricot extract to 4 1/2 liter bottles and 4ml of pineapple extract to 4 1/2 liter bottles. All have been amazing. The attached picture is of the pineapple wheat and I thus far I believe is my favorite beer that I've brewed with Mr. Beer. Highly recommend this standard refill. I've tried the CAL, American Ale, and Oktoberfest standard refills and this one by far has been the most enjoyable.
Date published: 2016-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this refill. I have bought this multiple times. I love wheat beer. I add booster as well as LME to build up the richness of it. I have even added flavoring to it. Very versatile.
Date published: 2016-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Somewhat Disappointed I'm new to home brewing, so I don't know how to describe a beer flavor. However, I love German beer, my favorite is St. Pauli Girl, so maybe I was expecting more with this beer. I let if ferment for 3 weeks and did the taste test. It tasted like flat beer with no sweetness, so I bottled it. It sat in the bottles for three week before I put them in the refrigerator and another week in the refrigerator before I drank one. It tasted totally different from when I did the taste test out of the fermenter. I followed all the procedures for bottling with the sanitation requirements and I monitored the required temperature, so I don't know what went wrong. I may try this again by adding honey to the wort as someone else did. The ABV was powerful, I'll tell you that.
Date published: 2016-04-27
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