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Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia seem to be the earliest recorded beer makers. They used only barley, which was essentially floor malted. I've seen a modern-day recipe using only malted barley grain and water, with the recommendation to add beer yeast. While yeast isn't required, the wild fermentation may vary by area.


I haven't found corroboration for this yet, but something to think about from "The Natural Testosterone Plan" by Stephen Harrod Buhner: Hops is best known for its use in beer. The majority of physicians and men overlook its potent chemicals and do not realize that beer itself can significantly alter the male androgen levels. German beer makers ...

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