Originally Posted by Oldsock
Agreed, doing something similar myself in a few weeks, although I'm fermenting with 3068 and going a bit heavier on the hops.
The only suggestion I'd make would be to back down on the melanoidin, but I like my hoppy wheat beers pretty crisp/clean on the malt side.
Much like many of the gumballhead clones, they add a certain amount of aromatic or lighter crystal. I dont want crystal anywhere near my beer...I dont like it in my APAs or IPAs, let alone a wheat beer. The wheat will be the dominant flavor, especially with a healthy portion of flaked wheat as I find it gives more of that wheat "twang" in my experience. The melanoidin will just give it a slight hue. Ultimately its an APA/wheat beer. If the melanoidin is too much in this one, Ill maybe back it down to 4oz next time. This time though, Ive already crushed the grains so theres no turning back.
Oh, and I ended up having my AA wrong. They are 13%, not 14%. So I bumped my FWH up to .6oz from .5oz to get my IBUs back up to around 40.