My friend went to Germany and had Hefeweisen there and came home with this amazing idea that we needed to brew some. This is what got me back into brewing. I have basic knowledge and have brewed a few batches in the past. I brewed a kit to get myself back in the groove and after that first batch,,, the beer experimenting started. He talked about how potent the authentic stuff was so I was going for this affect. Not knowing exactly what I was doing, the only way I knew to increase the alcohol was to put in more yeast food. So Instead of using 6lbs of extract for a 5 gallon batch, I decided to use 9lbs of extract and raise my yield upto a 6 gallon batch and just wanted to see what would come of it. Anyway I did a full wort boil and used 1 pouch of wyeast hefeweisen activator pouch. And followed the directions as far as smacking the bladder and letting the package swell. I did a primary of 1 week and a secondary of 3 weeks. I've tried researching, but can't find any answers. What is the ingredient to more alcohol? Yeast type, Yeast Quantity, or more malt? or all of it? Did I waste the 3lbs of malt?