Quality of western Canadian malting barley 2013

Legacy

While acres planted to six-rowed malting barley are in decline, small amounts of Legacy barley continue to be grown and selected. Legacy’s high enzyme package makes it ideal for high gravity or adjunct brewing.

Percentage of the total malting barley acres in Western Canada seeded to Legacy in 2012 and 2013

Charts: Acres seeded with Legacy: 5.9% in 2013 and 6.3% in 2012. Details below.

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Percentage of the total malting barley acres in Western Canada seeded to Legacy in 2013 and 2012
Crop Year 2013 2012
% total acres 5.9 6.3

Average protein content in Legacy selected for malting from 2009-2013

Graph of average protein content for Legacy, 2009-13. Details below.

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Average protein content in Legacy selected for malting from 2009-2013
Crop year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Protein, % 11.0 12.3 11.8 12.7 11.8

Average kernel weight of Legacy selected for malting from 2009-2013

Graph of 1000 kernel weight for Legacy, 2009-13. Details below.
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Average kernel weight of Legacy selected for malting from 2009-2013
Crop year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
1000 kernel weight, g 39.4 37.5 38.2 35.0 42.0

Comparison of average levels of extract by variety in 2013

Comparison graph of average levels of extracts of 3 barley varieties, 2013. Details below.
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Comparison of average levels of extract by variety in 2013
Variety Extract
Legacy 80.2
Celebration 80.8
AC Metcalfe 81.9

Comparison of average levels of diastatic power by variety in 2013

Comparison graph of average levels of diastatic power of 3 barley varieties, 2013. Details below.
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Comparison of average levels of diastatic power by variety in 2013
Variety Diastatic Power
Legacy 170
Celebration 171
AC Metcalfe 165

Harvest survey results for 2013 composite samples of Legacy

Quality data for 2013 harvest survey composite samples of Legacy
Origin of selected samples Saskatchewan Prairie Provinces Footnote 1
Crop year 2013 2012 2013 2012 5 Year Avg.
Thousands of tonnes Footnote 2 3 4 3 34 40
Barley
Physical characteristics
Test Weight, Kg/ hL 67.3 63.4 67.3 62.5 64.7
1000 kernel weight, g 42.0 36.4 42.0 35.0 38.4
Heavy grade, over 6/64" sieve, % 95.9 88.9 95.9 87.9 92.5
Intermediate grade, over 5/64"sieve, % 2.6 6.9 2.6 7.5 5.4
Chemical analysis
Moisture, % Footnote 3 12.5 10.6 12.5 10.0 11.5
Protein, % 11.8 12.6 11.8 12.7 11.9
Germination, 4 ml (3 day), % 96 98 96 94 97
Germination, 8 ml (3 day), % 91 47 91 64 79
Malt
Physical characteristics
Yield, % 91.6 90.8 91.6 91.8 92.9
Steep-out moisture, % 44.3 45.5 44.3 45.8 45.5
Friability, % 72.3 72.8 72.3 73.8 72.0
Chemical analysis
Moisture, % 4.8 4.6 4.8 5.2 5.2
Wort
Fine grind extract, % 80.2 78.6 80.2 78.9 79.2
Coarse grind extract, % 78.1 77.6 78.1 78.0 78.1
F/C difference, % 1.1 1.0 1.1 0.9 0.9
ß-Glucan, ppm 165 147 165 140 212
Viscosity, cps 1.48 1.42 1.48 1.40 1.45
Soluble protein, % 4.68 6.50 4.68 6.07 5.23
Ratio S/T, % 39.7 50.8 39.7 47.1 43.7
FAN, mg/L 213 274 213 267 221
Colour, ASBC units 2.62 3.44 2.62 2.74 2.33
Diastatic power, °L 170 183 170 198 182
α-amylase, D.U. 55.3 62.0 55.3 64.9 61.1

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Weighted average values.

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Footnote 2

Does not necessarily represent amounts commercially selected.

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Footnote 3

Moisture not representative of new crop moisture levels as samples were not collected or stored in moisture-proof containers

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