Waves of Wheat
One Gallon Extract Recipe
Wheat beer is a very popular summertime beverage around the world.
Wheat beers are generally low to medium bodied, low hop bitterness and
flavor and low alcohol usually 3.5 to 4.2 percent. Germany produces a
distinctive style of wheat beer called weizen. It has a characteristic
phenolic spicy aroma and flavor produced by the weizen yeast that is
often associated with clove. American wheat beers have a clean crisp
flavor profile lacking any of the phenolic characteristic of weizen.
What is most interesting is that the same recipe will produce either
style of beer by just changing the yeast.