Black Moon Dunkelweizen

Black Moon Dunkelweizen is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 19.
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This dark-as-night libation is a great representation of the complex and full-bodied characteristics of the German dunkelweizen style. The smooth and silky mouthfeel of the wheat perfectly compliments the rich, malty flavors from the Munich and Chocolate Malts. The underlying banana and clove notes that the yeast provide further add to the complexity of this robust wheat beer. It’s like a hefeweizen with a dark side.

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    What You Get

    1 Can of Bavarian Weissbeir Brewing Extract (HME)

    1 Packet of Dry Brewing Yeast (Under the Lid of the Brewing Extract)

    2 Packets of BrewMax LME Robust

    1 Packet of Red Wheat Flakes

    1 Packet of Chocolate Malt

    1 Packet of Munich Malt

    1 Packet 2-Row Malt 

    1 Packet of Hallertau Pellet Hops

    2 Hop Sacks

    1 Packet of Safbrew WB-06 Yeast

    1 Packet of No-Rinse Cleanser

    For Fans Of

    Sam Adams Dunkelweizen

    Josephs Brau Dunkelweizen

    Brew Specs

    Flavor: Malty

    Original Gravity: 1.053

    Final Gravity: 1.010

    ABV: 5.6%

    SRM: (Color): 15

    IBU: (Bitterness): 15


    Cleaning is one of the most important steps in brewing. It kills microscopic bacteria, wild yeast, and molds that may cause off-flavors in your beer. Make certain to clean all equipment that comes in contact with your beer by following the directions below:

    1. Fill clean keg with warm water to line mark 1 on the back, then add ½ pack (about 1 tablespoon) of No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, the solution is ready to use. Save the remaining ½ of No-Rinse Cleanser because you will need it for bottling.

    2. Screw on lid and swirl the keg so that the cleaning solution makes contact with the entire interior of the keg, including the underside of the lid. Note that the ventilation notches under the lid may leak solution. Allow to sit for at least 2 minutes and swirl again.

    3. To clean the spigot, open it fully and allow liquid to flow for 5 seconds and then close

    4. Pour the rest of the solution from the keg into a large bowl. Place your spoon/whisk, can opener and measuring cup into the bowl to keep them cleaned throughout the brewing process. Leave them immersed for at least 2 minutes in cleaning solution prior to using.

    5. After all surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned, do not rinse or dry the keg or utensils. Return lid to top of keg, proceed immediately to brewing.


    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 (you won’t be using
    this), then place the unopened can and BrewMax LMEs in hot tap water.

    2. Add all the grains to a Muslin Hop Sacks tying it closed.

    3. Using a measuring cup, pour 6 cups of water into your clean 4-quart or larger pot (Use just
    enough water to cover the grains). Bring your pot of water up to above 155 degrees F. 

    4. Add the grain sack to the hot water and steep for 30 minutes between 155-165 degrees.

    5. Carefully lift the grain sack out of the pot, and place into a strainer/colander. Rinse the sack
    over the pot with 1 cup of hot water each. Let drain. Do NOT squeeze the grain bag. Discard
    grain bag.

    6. Place the pellet hops into a hop sack tying it closed, then trim away excess material.

    7. Bring grain water to a low rolling boil, add the hop sack and remove from heat.

    8. Open the can of Brewing Extract and LMEs and pour the contents into the hot mixture in your
    pot. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.

    9. Fill your fermenter with cold tap water to the mark 1 on the back. If using any other fermenter
    this would be approximately 1 gallon of water. 

    10. Pour the wort, including the hop sacks, into your fermenter, and then bring the volume of the
    fermenter to mark 2 by adding more cold water. Leave the hop sacks in the wort for the duration
    of fermentation. (If you have a different fermenter top it off with cold water to the 8.5-liter

    11. Stir your wort mixture vigorously with your sanitized spoon or whisk.

    12. Sprinkle the WB-06 yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.

    Put your fermenter in a location with a consistent temperature between 64° and 75° F (18°-
    24° C), and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 21 days.


    After 21 days, taste a small sample to determine if the beer is fully fermented and ready to bottle. If it tastes like flat beer, it is ready. If it’s sweet, then it’s not ready. Let it ferment for 3 more days (24 total). At this point, it is time to bottle. Do not let it sit in the fermenter for longer than 24 days total.

    1. When your beer is ready to bottle, fill a 1-gallon container with warm water, then add the remaining ½ pack of the No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, it is ready to use

    2. Distribute the cleaning solution equally among the bottles. Screw-on caps (or cover with a metal cap if using glass bottles) and shake bottles vigorously. Allow to sit 10 minutes, then shake the bottles again. Remove caps and empty all cleaning solutions into a large bowl. Use this solution to clean any other equipment you may be using for bottling. Do not rinse.

    3. Add 2 Carbonation Drops to each 740-mL bottle. For 1-liter bottles, add 2 ½ drops; for ½-liter bottles add 1 drop. Alternatively, you can add table sugar using this table as a guide. 

    4. Holding the bottle at an angle, fill each bottle to about 2 inches from the bottle’s top.

    5. Place caps on bottles, hand tighten, and gently turn the bottle over to check the bottle’s seal. It is not necessary to shake them.

    6. Store the bottles upright and out of direct sunlight in a location with a consistent temperature between 70°-76°F or 21°-24°C. Allow sitting for a minimum of 14 days. If the temperature is cooler than suggested it may take an additional week to reach full carbonation. 


    After the primary carbonation has taken place your beer is ready to drink. We recommend putting 1 bottle in the refrigerator at first for 48 hrs. After 48hrs. give it a try and if it is up to your liking put the rest of your beer in the fridge. If it does not taste quite right, leave the bottles out at room temp for another week or so. Keep following this method until your brew tastes just how you like it. 

    This process is called conditioning and during this time the yeast left in your beer can help clean up any off-flavors. Almost everything gets a little better with time and so will your beer

    Rated 5 out of 5 by RDannhoff from Nice dark wheat beer I brewed and bottled this by instructions to the T. It's a very nice dark beer with a smooth mouth feel. The flavor profile is crazy. Initially I thought it tasted like a dark sour beer but then I could immediately taste a banana flavor which turned to a solid clove flavor. The clove flavor dissipated quickly and left a nice chocolate/malty flavor finish. I would recommend this beer to anybody who likes a good dark complex wheat beer.
    Date published: 2020-03-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by AlanW from Great Taste I bought this a couple months ago, brewed like recommended, let it ferment for 21 days and condition for 2 weeks put a bottle in the fridge for 48 hours and it wasn't quite right do I let it go for 2 more weeks checked another bottle and it was perfect. Not a beer you can rush but was worth the wait. My wife who doesn't like beer tried it and liked it. Note I brewed 6 gallons in a Craft a Brew so I ordered 3 of these and brewed them and added all the ingredients so to some this may produce a darker color and deeper flavor but it works for me.
    Date published: 2021-10-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Sean W from Lighter Bodied Dark Wheat Beer I want to like this beer more than I do. Somewhere in the process my batch developed an off flavor that made this beer sour. It's still good, but not as I expected. This was only my 8th brew ever, so I know I'm working out the kinks in my process. It's a lighter bodied dark beer with noticeable roasted malt notes, despite the off flavor. I added some whiskey to a couple of bottles on bottling day and enjoyed that one more. My best guess for the off flavor is an error somewhere along the way with making sure everything was sanitized.
    Date published: 2020-07-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by donb from Easy drinking This is a very good brew i think. The head is light but large. It starts strong then fades away nicely. i did not leave the hops in the barrel, but just in the wort for 5 minutes, as i prefer my beer less hoppy. I would not make this as my first batch as it is a little more involved.
    Date published: 2016-09-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous from A sweeter Dunkel? Regular fermentation of 2 weeks with 1 week of finishing off in a bottle. The taste starts off with good mouth feel and finishes with a lightly sweet molasses kick with tad bit of hoppiness. May need a little more time on the finishing side prior to chilling and enjoying to allow the Hefe to push through.
    Date published: 2020-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Jamie C from Dunkle I didn't expect what I got. It was much better. A very dark, rich color with a perfect head. Subtle hints of cocoa, clove and banana hits just right. Shared with a few friends that loved it. If you like a dark beer and heffeweisen, this is your beer. Goes great with a Julietta bully. Cheers
    Date published: 2021-08-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Fporch from Tastes Like A Sour I like this taste, even though it is more of s our with a fruity finish. Also - this beer was very difficult to carbonate -- in fact, I had to carbonate twice and the level of carbonation is very inconsistent from bottle to bottle.
    Date published: 2017-08-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Bladerunner from Deliciously layered with flavor. This was the BEST recipe that I have made from you guys! It's complex in flavor and has a beautiful color when you pour it and a full head. I'm really pleased with the results.
    Date published: 2020-10-18
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    I just made the black moon dunkleweisen and I am ready to refrigerate it. Do I have to refrigerate all of it or can some sit at room temperature until ready to refrigerate?  The beer is in glass bottles. Thanks. 

    Asked by: BobD
    For a beer like that, you should be completely fine to leave them for 6+ weeks at room temp, without issue. Cheers!
    Answered by: MRBEER
    Date published: 2021-07-19
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