Originally Posted by mrk305
4 pounds of DME is not enough to make anything except for maybe a 3 gallon batch.
Really? 4 pounds of DME in 5 gallons gives you a 1.036 OG. Right in the middle of the range for an ordinary bitter. Could also make a Scottish 60/- or 70/-, an English mild, Souther English brown, dry stout, Berliner Weisse
Steep enough of the crystal to get up to 1.040, and a lot of other possibilities come into play -- blonde ale, american wheat, special bitter, northern english brown.
Not all of these would work, obviously, with the other inredients he has on hand. But he can certainly make more than 3 gallons of something.