I am brewing a cream ale for a group of guys coming over who drink mostly American light lager, so I decided to brew a cream ale. I’ve never done one so I looked up a recipe before heading to my LHBS on my lunch break. I didn’t plug the recipe in brewchiper so I wasn’t sure of the details. When I got home I plugged the grain bill in and based on my efficiency, mash temp and length (90 min BIAB) etc I’ll end up with a cream ale over 6%. Not really what I was looking for. I don’t have a grain mill so I do it at my LHBS thus The grains are already milled and in a bag together. What adjustments would be the best when trying to brew a highly drinkable, and clean beer with a moderate abv (like mid 5%). -mash at a higher temp for a higher FG, and lower abv -mash for a shorter time reducing my efficiency -make an “imperial” cream ale and maybe bump up the ibus or add a small whirlpool hop addition like .25 ozs. Also, currently I am targeting 20 ibus using warrior for bittering and willamette at 15.