I just finished brewing that beer. AG version.
I think I screwed up with grain selection a little. I ended up with a doppelbock color and a 1.069 OG
I used 1lbs of Caramunich III. I think I should have use type I instead for a lighter color.
I rehydrate some safale s05 in 1L DME and just pitch it at 64F, I plan on fermenting it at that temperature.
It is pretty Hoppy, My GF face was worth $1000 when she tasted the sample, just before adding the yeast.
Hopefully the Alcohol with smooth down the hopiness, or Ill have a nice IPA. IBU must be over 50 my perle was stronger than the recipe
Ended up with a mash Ph of 5.6 and a chloride/sulfate ratio of 2.04 for enhance maltiness.
I never tasted the dead man ale so I will have noting to refer to
It's my 3rd AG and first amber ale. The next 30 days will feel like a lifetime.