Originally Posted by Jake_Allen
I just want to make a wheat beer using DME. I've heard several people say they think DME is better for wheats (their opinion) so I figured I'd give it a try. I don't know much about DME other than its a dry powder and fermentable, hence me asking how much to use in 5 gallons of brew.
The thing to keep in mind is that most Wheat DME is not 100% wheat. It may be 50-60% wheat with the rest barley (depending on maltster). That's ok it'll make a good beer.
You would need 6 lbs in a 5.5 gallon batch (1.046 O.G.) with about an 1oz of Hallertau Mittelfrau [3.75AA] and a vial of WLP320 and a 60 min full boil.
How much you need is really a function of several variables and personal preference.
If you're comfortable using a brew recipe calculator, you can adjust for your process, recipe, etc...http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/calculator/