Classic American Wheat

Soft, doughy, slightly sweet and highly effervescent, the American Wheat (not to be confused with a Bavarian Hefe) is a perfect summer treat. (As discussed on the Brew Files – Episode 162 – Forgotten American Gold)

Recipe Author: Drew Beechum
Beer Style: American Wheat Beer
Batch Size: 5
Boil Time: 60 minutes
Original Gravity: 1.052
Est Final Gravity: 1.010
IBUs: 30
SRM: 3
ABV: 5%


6 lbs Domestic Pale Malt 60%
4 lbs Wheat 40%

Water Profile

Bru’n Water: Balanced Yellow


Main Rest – 152°F for 60 minutes
Mash Out – 167°F for 10 minutes


Magnum 20-25 IBUS 60 minutes
Willamette 1.0 oz 0 minutes


Wyeast 1056, WLP001, Fermentis US-05, Wyeast 1010 American Wheat, WLP320 American Hefeweizen


15 min – Boil – 0.5 items – Whirlfloc


Carb higher than normal – say 3 volumes of CO2
Feel free to jazz the beer up with more flameout hops or fruit at a rate of 1-3lbs/gallon of beer