No ancient recipe has been found, however Dr. Delwen Samuel has chemically analyzed beer residues on ancient pottery. She suggests ancient Egyptians used malted emmer (emmet which had already been sprouted), which they ground and mixed with cool water; this was added to an equal quantity of emmer wheat which was ground and boiled with water. The mixture was ...
I know this is probably something of a dead thread, but I thought some of you might be interested in a link that I stumbled upon while searching for the answer to the same question myself:
Hope this is helpful.