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Drake’s Hefeweizen Clone HomeBrew Recipe



Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: German Style Hefeweizen Wheat Beer
Target ABV: 4.5%
Target IBUs: 15
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Classic banana and clove hefeweizen flavors.

Posted July 14, 2013 by


All Grain German Style Hefeweizen Wheat Beer Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for a light-bodied unfiltered German Style Hefeweizen Wheat Beer, similar to Drake’s Hefeweizen. Crisp, refreshing, and fruity with classic notes of banana and clove.



4.75  lbs Pale 2-Row

4.75 lbs White Wheat Malt

Hops (Pellets)

1/4 oz. Magnum 14%a, 60 minutes

1/2 oz. Saaz 4%a, 15 minutes

Yeast: White Labs WLP300 Hefeweizen Yeast

Other: 1 lb Rice Hulls (to help with sticky wheat mash)


Mash all grains with rice hulls mixed in, for 1 hour at 150 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above.

Ferment at 63-68 degrees for 5-7 days.

Rack to keg or secondary and age for 2 weeks.

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