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Dark Wheat Ale

Dark Wheat Ale

Dunkelweizen • Partial Mash • 5 gal


Found a coopers signature wheat kit in my closet that was bought over a year ago. Wanted to make something using the coopers kit that was a bit more challenging than extract brew.

November 23, 2012 at 12:34pm

5.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (Partial Mash5 gal)

  • 2 lbs German Dark Munich

    German Dark Munich

    Enhances body and aroma. Stout, schwarzbier, brown ale, dark and amber ales.

  • 3 lbs English Wheat Malt

    English Wheat Malt

    Light flavor, creamy head. For wheat beers, stouts, doppelbocks and alt beers.

  • 0.5 lbs American Chocolate Malt

    American Chocolate Malt

    Use in all types to adjust color and add nutty, toasted flavor. Chocolate flavor.

  • 3.75 lbs Unhopped Wheat; Coopers

    Unhopped Wheat; Coopers

  • 1.1 lbs Unhopped Plain Light; Coopers

    Unhopped Plain Light; Coopers

  • .6 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker - 4.5 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min

    Hallertauer Hersbrucker

    Mild to strong. 'Noble'.

  • White Labs WLP300 Hefewizen Ale

    White Labs WLP300 Hefewizen Ale

    This famous German yeast is a strain used in the production of traditional, authentic wheat beers. It produces the banana and clove nose traditionally associated with German wheat beers and leaves the desired cloudy look of traditional German wheat beers.


Bring 4 gallons of water to 154 degrees. Steep Grains at 154 degrees for 45 minutes. Sparge grains with 2.5 gallons of water at 170 degrees. Add extracts while stirring vigorously to avoid scorching on bottom of pot. Bring to boil. Once boiling add hops for 60 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit 15 minutes. Cool wort to below 80 degrees and add yeast.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 15 - German Wheat and Rye Beer

Subcategory: B - Dunkelweizen

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.062 1.044 - 1.056
Terminal Gravity: 1.014 1.010 - 1.014
Color: 19.7 SRM 14 - 23
Alcohol: 6.3% ABV 4.3% - 5.6%
Bitterness: 13.4 IBU 10 - 18



Great beer

2013-01-24 9:34am

Beer has aged 2 months in bottles and tastes great.

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