All American Wheat

Source: Mark Stevens
Recipe added: 03/20/97

This is one of the simplest recipes imaginable, yet it produces a nice, light, American wheat beer. Any beginner can brew this near-foolproof recipe. To change this to a German wheat, use 6.6 pounds of wheat extract and no light extract, and switch the yeast to a German wheat yeast, such as YeastLabs W51 or Wyeast 3056. If you are interested in reading more about what it takes to make an American wheat beer, see the article I wrote about the style for Michael Jacksons Beer Hunter web site:


Recipe type: Extract
Batch Size: 5 gallons
Starting Gravity: about 1048
Finishing Gravity: about 1012
Time in Boil: 60 minutes
Primary Fermentation: 7 days at 65 degrees



Bring 8 quarts of water to a boil and add extract and hops. Boil 1 hour. Add to primary fermenter containing 3 gallons of cold water. Top off to 5 gallons. Pitch yeast if temp is below 75. Ferment one week at 60-70 degrees. Prime and bottle as usual.
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