Lemon Hefeweizen (3 ratings)

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Submitted By: newt (Shared)
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Brewer: Chris Neuharth
Batch Size: 5.00 galStyle: Weizen/Weissbier (15A)
Boil Size: 2.30 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 8.1 SRMEquipment: Brew Pot (3 Gallon)
Bitterness: 12.1 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.044 (11.0° P)
Est FG: 1.010 SG (2.6° P)Fermentation: My Aging Profile
ABV: 4.5%Taste Rating: 45.0

Amount Name Type #
5.00 gal Denver, Colorado Water 1
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 2
4.00 oz Wheat, Torrified (1.7 SRM) Grain 3
6 lbs Wheat Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) Extract 4
0.50 oz Cascade [5.5%] - Boil 60 min Hops 5
0.50 oz Cascade [5.5%] - Boil 30 min Hops 6
1.00 cup Lemon Juice (Boil 10 min) Misc 7
1.00 oz Lemon Zest (Boil 10 min) Misc 8
1 pkgs Hefeweizen IV Ale (White Labs #WLP380) Yeast 9

Taste Notes

Really good flavor. Great spring/summer beer. Might just be my go-to summer beer.


Excellent and refreshing beer.

by newt

Loved the flavor of the lemon here. I also really liked how the Hefeweizen IV Ale yeast turned out in this batch.

WOW! Just WOW!

by kmadams

Early tastings as the wort fermented had me very concerned I had ruined it with the citrus additions. By the time it was finished secondary the citrus had mellowed nicely. Flat it was 'ok' but nothing to rave about. Kegged it and put 14 psi CO2... WOW!!! This is a nice light beer with great mouth feel and a refreshing citrus finish.

by gilmore287

I brewed this 3 months ago. One major change - I added American Wheat because the temperature of my cellar was 60-62 in Early April. Fermentation took off very slowly stopped after a week and I turned on a heater to restart fermentation and it slowly bubbled for a another week. The hefeweizen tastes great but I am making a few changes to my next batch.

This time i did not add lemon juice as it was too lemony even after 3 months. Also switching the yeast to WYEAST 3068 WEIHENSTEPHAN WHEAT as I now brew in a temperature controlled mini fridge - setting the temp to 68-70. Also I will add 0.5 oz of Hallertauer hops at 60 and 10 minutes.

I will report back after trying it.

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