Festival German Weiss – Extract Beer Kit

£27.99

Festival German Weiss has a deliciously smooth and full-bodied bubble gum flavour, with a delicate and lingering clove-like after taste.

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Festival German Weiss Beer

Festival German Weiss BeerFestival German Weiss is a high-quality premium 3kg beer kit. Everything you need to brew a superb Weiss Bier is included in the box (except water).  Festival German Weiss has a deliciously smooth and full-bodied bubble gum flavour, with a delicate and lingering clove-like aftertaste, with hints of bananas. The beer is a dark straw colour with a white head.  This Festival beer kit provides a dark straw finish with a white head

Festival provide a 150g sachet of priming sugar to ensure proper conditioning of bottles or barrels.

Hop bitterness of the German Weiss is 1.5 (on a scale of 1-5). The kit produces a target alcohol content of 4.8% ABV (approx)

What is a Weiss Bier?

Weißbier translates to “white beer”, but the name is derived from Weizenbier, meaning “wheat beer”. Weißbier is a beer (traditionally from Bavaria), in which a significant proportion of malted barley is replaced with malted wheat. By German law, Weißbiers brewed in Germany must be fermented using a “top-fermenting” yeast, which is technically an “ale yeast”. Specialized strains of yeast are used which produce overtones of banana and clove as by-products of fermentation.

The style is particularly noted for its low hop bitterness (about 15 IBUs) and relatively high carbonation, considered important to balance the beer’s relatively malty sweetness. It has a  phenolic character, the result of fermentation by top-fermenting yeast appropriate for the style. This has been described as “clove” or “medicinal” (“Band-aid”) but also smoky. Other more typical but less assertive flavour notes produced by Weißbier yeast include “banana” “bubble gum”, and sometimes “vanilla”. Weißbier is a different style to Witbier, which originates from Belgium.

What’s included?

  • 3kg Premium Liquid Hopped Malt Extract, Barley Extract ( Gluten)
  • 350g Dextrose Brewing Sugar
  • Genuine Brewer’s Yeast Sachet
  • 150g Priming Sugar

            Allergy Advice: Includes barley and other cereals, containing gluten

Specifications

  • Kit weight: 3.5kg
  • Makes: 40 pints / 5 gallons
  • ABV Approx: 4.8%
  • Target Finishing Gravity: 1.011 (approx)
  • Fermentation time: 7 days (approx)
  • Conditioning time: 4 weeks

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU NEED?

Basic beer making equipment (5g fermenter, airlock, syphon tube with sediment trap, hydrometer, Suresan sanitiser, bottles or barrel). These are available under the starter kit section on this website.

Food Pairing

Cheese is a perfect match for this style’s fruit and clove-like flavours with creamier, almost buttery cheeses like Edam, herbed goat cheese, or soft cheese. Cured sausages and smoked hams also pair well with Weiss Bier.

TIPS

Harris Pure Brew - 5 DoseWe strongly recommend using Pure Brew with this kit in order to achieve a commercial quality. Pure Brew is a professional beer enhancer. It feeds the yeast with essential nutrients, which supercharge the fermentation and support yeast development (even in limited oxygen conditions). Additionally, Pure Brew treats brewing water, eliminating problems caused by Chlorine and Chloramine, which can create a medicinal or, as it is sometimes referred to, a “homebrew” taste. Achieving optimum results in brewing critically depends on the condition of brewing water, but this important area is often overlooked. By using Pure Brew, you can effectively and easily condition brewing water, and maximise effective fermentation.

The addition of beer finings will improve the final quality of your beer. Finings such as Harris Beer Brite will help your beer to clear quickly and the sediment will be more likely to stay at the bottom of bottles or barrels. If you are using Corny Kegs then it is important to clear the beer as much as possible before kegging. Beer Finings will promote a faster and more efficient fall out of sediment and haze particles prior to kegging. Harris Starbrite is a highly effective vegan-friendly beer fining, which is rapidly becoming a firm favourite with home brewers.

Additional information

Weight 3.2 kg
Manufacturer

Beer strength

4.1% – 5%

Beer style

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17 March 2021

Without doubt the best wheat beer kit I have used. The colour is relatively dark for a “heffeweisse” but delicious flavour of clove and a hint of banana. Best served eally cold on a hot summer day in the sort of “vase” type glass you would get in Germany.

Simon
19 May 2020

An absolutely tremendous wheat beer. With an addition of 1kg wheat spraymalt it is an equal to Franziskaner Royal. This is now my go to.

BEERME

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