Originally Posted by Zamial
...If I have my way I will attempt to disprove that medeval people did not drink water and only drank beer at the week long event since I will be wearing period clothing and battling. I will not drink ANY water the entire week or until I start to suffer from dehydration. I will open my own thread when the time comes.
I had a friend who tried to go the entire long weekend drinking nothing but beer at a music fest at the gorge in washington (its essentially a desert there). On the way home he was getting intense stomach pains and ended up in the ER with an inflamed pancreas. ...mind you that was all ****ty bud light not homebrew.
In terms of medeival recipes, Ron posted some 14th, 15th, 16th century dutch grists here http://barclayperkins.blogspot.ca/2012/11/gruit-grists.html
....you'd need to convert them to your batch size and the spicing isn't specified but some of these might be fun to try. You'd need to find some malted oats for some of them and I'm sure you'd need a serious helping of rice hulls to lauter something more than 60% oats, wheat and rye.