Back in the year 2000, this beer was hard to find in bottles outside Boston, which was 100 miles away from my house. While visiting the city, I picked up two six packs with the intent on culturing the yeast to brew. I liked the lighter refreshing taste of this American Wheat as opposed to a German Style wheat. I was happy with the end result. Nice summer American wheat at a time when this style was not common in my area. Also the first time I cultured yeast from a commercial beer which made it fun as well.
6 lb LME German Weizenmalt (I used M77 from Williams Brewing because the color closely matched UFO and the wheat malt at LHBS always ended up light amber.)
1.25 oz Tettnanger hops (3.3 AA) 60 min. ( I believe the label stated using this hop back then)
0.5 oz Tettnanger hops (3.3 AA) 15 min
Yeast cultured from one bottle of UFO
Fermented at 65.
My notes indicate that it took 13 days for the krausen to settle during primary fermentation.