Dunkel Weissbier Recipe

November 27, 2012

2012, Beer Recipes, General posting

Typically with hombrewing, homebrewers will go in and out of phases of what style of beer that they really enjoy to make.  In the beginning wheat beers are the style that most people lean on.  They are a great beer  but are not really typically viewed as winter beers.  The way to make a wheat beer more of a winter/fall style beer is to create a darker wheat.  This particular style is called a, “Dunkel Weiss”.  To make it darker, you need to add some grains to it such as crystal malt.

The result of doing this is a more filling wheat beer that is also darker in color.  Now with that said, I really don’t make too many Dunkel Wheats in the winter time even though it’s made for colder weather.  I typically make stouts, porters, browns, and reds in the winter time.  But if your taste buds regularly lead you back to having a good solid wheat, this is the beer that I would recommend.  For those that are interested in all grain check out the conversion chart.



9 oz 80L crystal malt

4 oz Vienna Malt

2 oz Honey Malt

5.75 lbs Wheat DME

1 oz Hallertau (60min)

WLP 300


OG: 1.051

FG: 1.010

IBU: 12

SRM: 13

ABV: 5.2%


  • Steep grains at 150 for 30 min.
  • Take grains out
  • Add in malt extract
  • Bring to boil
  • In beginning of boil add Hallertau hops
  • Boil for 60 min
  • End boil
  • Cool down, put in fermenter, fill to 5 gallons pitch yeast
  • Let it ferment for 7 days


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