Clone of Barley Johns Little Barley Bitter made for friend. He is happy with the results.Color at bottling close enough to be clone. New Barley John Brewer uses higher hoping rates than original. Tasted Davids brew 9/15/13 1 week carbonation (2oz sugar for 4 gal), good malty taste, full mouthfeel, not much hop bitterness, mineral taste. Good overall.9/21/13 - David likes it. Solid session beer, more hop aroma would improve beer.
This is a knockoff on Magic Hat's #9 apricot ale. Use English Extra Dark Crystal instead of Crystal 150. This site needs to improve the ingredients list. I get 21 IBU, not 31. Use 1 oz Apricot flavoring per gallon. Use Ringwood yeast at your own discretion. Do a diacetyl rest to avoid the buttery flavor - unless you want it to taste like Magic Hat and Shipyard beers. I used the New Brittainia yeast from Northern Brewer.