Originally Posted by PastorofMuppets
I started with 6.5 gallons of water in my 10 gallon kettle and steeped some flaked wheat in the kit. It was all extract. Then I had two full jars of wheat LME and i dissolved it all and then went to the boil. Where did I go wrong.
You didn't go wrong! It's just that boiling extract causes it to darken, due to maillard reactions (similar to caramelization). That's why it's darker than you expected. Also, LME tends to be darker in color anyway than dry malt extract (DME).
Next time, if you add the first jug of extract at the beginning, and the second jug of extract at the end, it will preserve the lighter color somewhat. If you use wheat DME, it would be even lighter.