12 Refreshing Wheat Beer Recipe Kits

One Of The Wheat Beer Recipe KitsWheat – it’s good in bread, but even better in beer! Here’s an overview of a variety of wheat beer recipe kits. Take a look, and see which one you want to try…

Wheat beers offer a refreshing alternative to some of the all-barley ales and lagers out there. Wheat beers often deliver a tasty counterpoint between malty sweetness and tart acidity from style-specific yeast strains, making wheat beers excellent thirst quenchers. Though brewing with wheat can sometimes be tricky for all-grain brewers, extract and partial mash wheat beer recipe kits eliminate those challenges.

Consider the options below to easily brew your own wheat beer at home! (Bonus – some of these kits ship for free!)

German Wheat Beer Recipe Kits

  • Brewer’s Best Weizenbier – Weizenbier is a style of wheat beer from southern Germany, characterized by a high proportion of wheat and a banana/clove flavor derived from the yeast. A hefeweizen is a weizenbier served with yeast; a single-stage fermentation should keep some haze in the bottle.Steam Freak Wheat Beer Recipe Kit
  • Steam Freak High-Flyin’ Derwitzer Wheat – The Steam Freak line also offers a Bavarian-style wheat beer recipe kit. It’s a beginner level kit with 6.6 lbs. of wheat liquid malt extract, 8 oz. of steeping grains, 2 oz. of German hops, and an authentic weizen ale yeast. Expect a golden yellow brew at about 4% ABV with the classic banana/clove yeast profile.
  • Brewer’s Best Dunkelweizen– This wheat kit offers a slight twist on the classic weizen beer. While the banana/clove yeast character is similar, chocolate malt and Munich malt bring a caramel/chocolate flavor that offer an interesting malty flavor, light brown color, and full mouthfeel to the beer.
  • Munton’s Connoisseur Wheat Beer – Short on time? On a budget? The Munton’s Connoisseur Wheat kit is an easy, affordable, beginner-level kit. Just add water and 2.2 lbs. of DME or corn sugar to make six gallons of German-style weizenbier.
  • Brewer’s Best Kölsch – Though maybe not the first style that comes to mind when thinking of German wheat beers, Kölsch is often brewed with a portion of wheat, usually about 10-20% of the grain bill. This beer Ingredient kit uses Pilsner LME, wheat DME, and German hops to yield a pale, dry, refreshing beer with a moderate hoppy bitterness.

American Wheat Beer Recipe Kits

  • Brewcraft American Wheat Ale – American wheat ale offers the light, flavorful, refreshing qualities of wheat, but taste of American hops and yeast. This Brewcraft Premium wheat beer ingredient kit makes a beer reminiscent of Bell’s Oberon.
  • Brewer’s Best American Pale Wheat – The Brewer’s Best American Pale Wheat beer recipe kit yields a stronger, more robust version of wheat ale. A partial mash of pale malt and flaked wheat gives additional flavor, mouthfeel, and gravity to the brew, bringing it up to about 6.5% ABV. Hop bitterness is also more assertive at about 31-35 IBUs.
  • Brewcraft Apricot Wheat Ale – If you’re a fan of Magic Hat #9, this is for you! This wheat beer ingredient kit in the Brewcraft Ultimate series uses apricot puree and natural apricot flavor to bring a refreshing apricot flavor to the beer. A great introduction to brewing fruit beers.

Belgian Witbier Beer Recipe Kit

  • Brewcraft Premium Belgian WitbierThe Belgian’s take on wheat beer is called witbier, or white beer, and is commonly flavored with spices like orange peel and coriander. The Brewcraft Belgian Wit kit uses a partial mash of two-row malt, unmalted wheat, flaked oats, and a touch of acidulated malt for an authentic body, flavor, and mouthfeel with just a touch of acidity. Orange peel, coriander, and grains of paradise complete the spicy, fruity complexity in this delicious brew.
  • Brewer’s Best WitbierBrewers Best Wheat Beer Recipe KitBrewer’s Best Witbier ingredient kit uses a partial mash of wheat and oats along with a classic witbier spice pack to craft a flavorful witbier of moderate gravity, about 4.5% ABV. Feel free to serve with a lemon or orange wedge!
  • Steam Freak Blue Noon Belgian WhiteJust like you would suspect, this is an American version of a Belgian wheat. It has a beautiful balance of zest and hops that is set off by just the right amount of orange peel. Its calm demeanor make it a great session beer for this category.

Have you already tried some of the wheat beer recipe kits? Do you have a wheat beer recipe you’d like to share? Go right ahead in the comments section below…
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David Ackley is a beer writer, brewer, and self-described “craft beer crusader.” He holds a General Certificate in Brewing from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling and is founder and editor of the Local Beer Blog.