This one is really good, Bleach Blonde Ale II. My bro loves it and I am thinking it might wind up being the house beer. IF it can be replicated and/or perfected~! Now I know one of the mistakes I made on the first batch was that I mashed at 1.5 q/gal, when I meant to mash at 1.25 q/gal. I want to replicate that mistake! I know I want to pretty much FILL the 5 gal mash tun during the mash (I'm usually perhaps a gallon shy, so the mistake works perfectly with the mash volumes). 8 gallons of water strike and sparge combined* should do the trick perfectly, minus the starter and/or bottling considerations. Target temp: 151 Prior target temp: 152 First mash probably started at 154 and dropped to 152 by the end of 75 min due to extra stirring. Lowered strike temp by a little for second batch. Current strike temp (theoretically) ... I think I have my system dialed in to where the target temp strike water should be about 164 F. Obviously this is my best guess, although anyone super familiar with beersmith, I'm using a 5 gallon igloo cooler converted to mash tun, ambient temp about 60-65F as best guess come brew time. Last time I mashed 75 minutes. I should just do the same again. Planned. Hops........................................ oh man. I have none of the same hops I had last time. Last time I had NB and willamette, with 0.5 NB at 60, 1oz willamette each at 10, 0 total IBU 19.6. This time I was thinking 0.25 oz Belma at 60, 1 oz Cluster 10, 1 oz Cascade at 3, total IBU 22.7. wasn't dry hopped. Don't plan to this time. Note that this time I was going to alter the grain bill so as to look like this: 8 lbs 2-row 1 lb corn, flaked 8 oz vienna malt 6 oz caraamber, 30 SRM 6 oz carafoam, 2.0 SRM There was TONS of head, lace, and body. It could lighten and still look damn good in the glass. Thus I upped the corn, and cut the vienna by a half pound from the original. Yeast will be US-05 again. Original Bleach Blonde Ale was American Blend. I think the US-05 did just fine though without using liquid yeast. This beer must be simple and replicable. Standard rehydration procedures, minus previous mistakes (LOL). And look, don't tell me "use citra, simcoe, and amarillo" because I don't have those! This will be brewed with cascade, fuggles, cluster, bravo, and belma, that's what I have and I'm not doing a bulk hop order this week and I'm not buying them by the ounce! Honestly this shouldn't be very hoppy so it shouldn't matter that much! Probable targets... 1.053 OG 22.7 IBU 4.7 SRM 5.6 ABV Do tell if you are in the know. If this is too much for ya... Or if you think I'm an idiot, please do elaborate in great detail *yeah, I've kind of moved towards an 8.0 gallon total procedure as a default, because of how this beer came out.