Originally Posted by Sigafoos
Are you going to use hops, or go old school? My LHBC did two attempts at an Egyptian beer before I joined... I gather that they could at least gulp down the second.
No hops. I'll either bitter with something that would have been available to them or, more likely, not bitter it at all and drink it as soon as I hit FG.
From what I've seen on History/Discovery, we wouldn't even call it beer. Their method of mashing involved making dough and putting it in water. There were also a large number of fruit adjuncts like raisins and dates. I also remember hearing from one source that it wasn't even really a liquid. More like an alcoholic bread stew. Or maybe they were just dipping bread in it.
Anyway, this is why I have a bunch of 1g jugs. I'll just keep experimenting til I get something that'd be good after a long day of toiling under the AZ sun.
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