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There are a lot of videos and even books about sprouting wheat, why you would want to do it, how to do it, various stages and why they're good, etc. This article has a lot of great information and is a pretty easy read: http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2011/04/getting-started-sprouting-wheat-berries.html
Here's a few videos I found helpful:
Clear and simple instructions: http://youtu.be/QX21C-tUSIc
Quick and easy description video about how to sprout wheat: http://youtu.be/Gesb9ZzBjz4
Video about the health benefits of wheat grass (which is apparently what you get if you let the wheat keep going after it sprouts): http://youtu.be/__DxSzcfMSo
I'm not a dietitian so I'm not going to go into why it's good to sprout various grains, beans, nuts, etc. However the link at the top of this blog entry does, and I would suggest reading it if you're looking for some answers.
One thing I've learned is to leave 3 times as much room for water as wheat berries because they will absorb the water and they will expand. I found this very helpful because it expands about 2 times it's original size by the end of the first 10 hours, and even more in the last 10. You can sprout it longer than 20 hours, but I was only going for a small amount of sprouting, called minimally sprouted wheat berries, for some breakfast cereal.
I also looked up how to sprout lentils (http://web.stagram.com/p/281779536124382744_220092754) and quinoa because I've got a lot of each in the pantry, and this guy had some really clear and simple videos that gave me the confidence to just go ahead and try it. This one is my favorite because he talks about how there are a variety of sprouting methods: http://youtu.be/LvPJvxxfJps