I am indebted to the absolutely fabulous instructions found in
The Laurel's Kitchen Bread Book: A Guide to Whole-Grain Breadmaking
Once I mastered the technique she taught, I have been producing perfect whole wheat bread!
DO search out this book either in your library or via purchase. Reading through it will make you want to spend every day baking bread!!
The authors present so many wonderful types of bread to make, as well as presenting perfectly clear directions complete with illustrations, you'll feel like an expert just by reading through the various chapters.