Quality of western Canadian malting barley 2013

AC Metcalfe

AC Metcalfe continues to be the dominant malting barley variety grown in Western Canada.  With high levels of extract and diastatic enzymes, its reputation for excellent brewing performance generates strong demand from both domestic and export markets.

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

Charts: Acres seeded with AC Metcalfe: 34% in 2013 and 44% in 2012. Details below.
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Percentage of the total malting barley acres in Western Canada seeded to AC Metcalfe in 2013 and 2012
Crop Years 2013 2012
% total acres 34 44

Average protein content in AC Metcalfe selected for malting from 2009-2013

Graph of average protein content for AC Metcalfe, 2009-13. Details below.
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Average protein content in AC Metcalfe selected for malting from 2009-2013
Crop year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Protein, % 11.2 11.8 11.6 12.1 11.5

Average kernel weight of AC Metcalfe selected for malting from 2009-2013

Graph of 1000 kernel weight for AC Metcalfe, 2009-13. Details below.
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Average kernel weight of AC Metcalfe selected for malting from 2009-2013
Crop year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
1000 kernel weight, g 44.4 41.8 44.4 40.4 46.5

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
AC Metcalfe 81.9
CDC Copeland 81.5
CDC Meredith 82.4

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
AC Metcalfe 160
CDC Copeland 137
CDC Meredith 149

Harvest survey results for 2013 composite samples of AC Metcalfe

Quality data for 2013 harvest survey composite samples of AC Metcalfe
Origin of selected samples Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta Prairie Provinces Footnote 1
Crop year 2013 2013 2012 2013 2012 2013 2012 5 Year Avg.
Thousands of tonnes Footnote 2 7 175 74 187 108 369 236 333
Barley
Physical characteristics
Test Weight, Kg/ hL 70.9 68.8 64.9 69.5 66.5 69.2 65.7 67.2
1000 kernel weight, g 48.1 46.2 39.9 46.7 40.9 46.5 40.4 43.5
Heavy grade, over 6/64" sieve, % 94.2 93.6 87.4 93.8 88.1 93.7 87.8 92.0
Intermediate grade, over 5/64"sieve, % 4.6 4.9 9.6 4.8 8.3 4.8 8.5 6.0
Chemical analysis
Moisture, % Footnote 3 11.8 11.5 11.0 11.4 11.2 11.5 10.7 11.5
Protein, % 11.4 11.5 12.3 11.5 11.9 11.5 12.1 11.6
Germination, 4 ml (3 day), % 94 99 99 98 99 98 99 98
Germination, 8 ml (3 day), % 89 90 87 89 87 90 88 88
Malt
Physical characteristics
Yield, % 90.8 90.1 90.9 90.0 91.8 90.1 91.3 92.4
Steep-out moisture, % 44.6 44.8 44.7 44.9 44.7 44.8 44.8 45.6
Friability, % 75.3 77.8 68.6 77.4 72.5 77.6 72.0 70.9
Chemical analysis
Moisture, % 4.8 5.1 5.4 5.1 5.2 5.1 5.2 5.2
Wort
Fine grind extract, % 82.6 81.8 80.0 81.9 80.1 81.9 80.1 80.6
Coarse grind extract, % 80.4 80.6 79.6 80.8 79.4 80.7 79.5 79.9
F/C difference, % 1.2 0.9 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.5 0.6
ß-Glucan, ppm 52 53 57 48 62 50 56 77
Viscosity, cps 1.45 1.44 1.41 1.44 1.41 1.44 1.41 1.43
Soluble protein, % 4.45 4.71 5.06 4.76 4.78 4.73 4.93 4.73
Ratio S/T, % 39.0 41.2 40.6 41.4 39.7 41.3 40.3 40.1
FAN, mg/L 213 211 222 212 202 212 211 195
Colour, ASBC units 2.07 2.0 2.29 2.0 1.94 2.0 2.14 1.96
Diastatic power, °L 150 157 177 163 169 160 168 164
α-amylase, D.U. 72.6 73.6 69.7 74.4 66.9 74.0 68.2 68.7

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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