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Hefe Weizen

(Bavarian Wheat Beer)

You Will Need:


  • 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***




* Use sanitised containers with lids.  Use chilled water to reach pitching temperature and add yeast immediately.


** The included MJ yeast is ideal for authentic Wheat beer flavours.  For a more neutral flavour, use Safale US-05.


*** Try to maintain a cool, even temperature in the fermenter.  The ideal temperature for an ale yeast is 18-21°C. Place your fermenter next to brick walls or on a cement slab.  Wrap it in a towel with one end in water or use frozen drink bottles around fermenter, if the temperature is too high. Use an old fridge with a Brewers Choice Brewing Thermostat for ideal brewing conditions.             

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