so i was thinking of making an American Wheat beer, i wanted to make it hoppier than normal. I like the balance between the wheat and hops. Does this recipe look good?
6.6 pounds, wheat malt extract
1--1/2 pounds, dark dry malt
1--1/2 pounds, crystal malt
1 pound, wheat malt
1/2 pound, wheat flakes
1/4 pound, chocolate malt
2 ounces, of Hallertauer hops (Alpha 4.2) for full boil
1/2 ounce, Saaz hops (Alpha ??) for 20 minutes
1/2 ounce, Saaz hops to finish
I don't know why you want to add dark extract and chocolate malt, but that's a personal choice I guess. 1 1/2 lb. of crystal is a bad idea in extract beer. There are plenty of unfermentables in there already. You'll need to do a minimash for the wheat malt and flaked wheat. The wheat may may have enough distatic power to convert the flakes, but if it was me I'd add at least .5 lb. of pale malt to be safe.