Quality of western Canadian malting barley 2013

CDC Meredith

Appearing in this report for the third year, amounts of CDC Meredith barley being grown and selected continued to increase in 2012. With its good agronomics and disease resistance, CDC Meredith has the potential to produce superior yields making it an attractive choice for producers. Good malting characteristics such as consistently lower protein, higher extracts and moderate levels of enzymes translate into good overall brewing potential.

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

Charts: Acres seeded with CDC Meredith: 14% in 2013 and 6% in 2012. Details below.

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Percentage of the total malting barley acres in Western Canada seeded to CDC Meredith in 2013 and 2012
Crop Year 2013 2012
% total acres 14 6

Average protein content in CDC Meredith selected for malting from 2009-2013

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

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Average protein content in CDC Meredith selected for malting from 2009-2013
Crop year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Protein, %   10.9 10.7 11.2 10.7

Average kernel weight of CDC Meredith selected for malting from 2009-2013

Graph of 1000 kernel weight for CDC Meredith, 2009-13. Details below.
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Average kernel weight of CDC Meredith selected for malting from 2009-2013
Crop year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
1000 kernel weight, g   46.6 47.6 43.9 49.4

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
CDC Meredith 82.4
AC Metcalfe 81.9
CDC Copeland 81.5

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
CDC Meredith 149
AC Metcalfe 160
CDC Copeland 137

Harvest survey results for 2013 composite samples of CDC Meredith

Quality data for 2013 harvest survey composite samples of CDC Meredith
Origin of selected samples Saskarchewan Alberta Prairie Provinces Footnote 1
Crop year 2013 2012 2013 2012 2013 2012 5 Year Avg.
Thousands of tonnes Footnote 2 60 4 105 38 165 43 75
Barley
Physical characteristics
Test Weight, Kg/ hL 67.7 63.0 67.3 64.8 67.4 64.5 66.3
1000 kernel weight, g 50.7 41.1 48.7 44.3 49.4 43.9 46.9
Heavy grade, over 6/64" sieve, % 95.9 88.8 94.9 92.0 95.3 91.6 94.5
Intermediate grade, over 5/64"sieve, % 3.0 9.0 3.7 5.8 3.4 6.2 4.1
Chemical analysis
Moisture, % Footnote 3 11.4 12.8 11.8 11.9 11.7 12.0 12.5
Protein, % 10.6 12.0 10.8 11.0 10.7 11.2 10.9
Germination, 4 ml (3 day), % 99 99 98 99 98 99 98
Germination, 8 ml (3 day), % 94 91 92 91 93 91 89
Malt
Physical characteristics
Yield, % 89.5 92.2 89.4 91.1 89.4 91.2 91.4
Steep-out moisture, % 45.3 45.6 45.5 45.5 45.5 45.5 46.5
Friability, % 85.4 81.7 84.7 84.5 85.0 84.1 81.1
Chemical analysis
Moisture, % 4.8 4.5 4.9 5.1 4.9 5.0 5.1
Wort
Fine grind extract, % 82.5 79.8 82.3 80.7 82.4 80.6 81.3
Coarse grind extract, % 81.1 78.9 81.3 79.6 81.2 79.5 80.4
F/C difference, % 0.8 0.9 0.7 1.1 0.8 1.1 0.8
ß-Glucan, ppm 65 126 54 70 58 76 94
Viscosity, cps 1.43 1.41 1.43 1.40 1.43 1.40 1.42
Soluble protein, % 4.76 5.34 4.74 4.8 4.75 4.87 4.80
Ratio S/T, % 45.1 42.6 44.1 43.6 44.5 43.5 43.9
FAN, mg/L 222 208 214 200 217 201 200
Colour, ASBC units 2.45 2.63 2.30 2.28 2.35 2.33 2.33
Diastatic power, °L 140 150 152 158 149 158 154
α-amylase, D.U. 63.6 58.3 64.3 57.5 64.0 57.7 59

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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