I've recently been experimenting with recipes to produce 13th and 14th century English ale. For the Arthurian Idyll event, held here in BMDL on Sept. 26th, 1998, I brewed a 13th century English Ale. This turned out pretty good, and somewhat different than one might expect. An experimental second version for the Sunderoak Celtic New Year event (10/31/98) wasn't as good, but the version I presented at the East Kingdom Brew U. event (12/05/98) was very good indeed.
I have two sets of documentation available. A single recipe for making Clare Household Ale, which is about 4 pages long, and the complete treatise on Medieval English Ale which is some 19 pages. The Clare recipe includes directions on how to do a period English all-grain mash. For the arguments on why I've done the particular things that I have, please see the longer version.
(Also check out the Debatable Brewers' Page).
(My mundane web-page is here.)
Last modified Dec. 31, 1998