Quality of western Canadian malting barley 2013

Bentley

Significant quantities of Bentley barley were grown and selected in 2013 to warrant inclusion in this report for the first time. With high yields and good disease resistance, Bentley is an attractive choice for producers. Bentley’s consistently larger kernels have the potential to deliver high levels of extract.

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

Charts: Acres seeded with Bentley: 1.8% in 2013 and 1.2% in 2012. Details below.

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Percentage of the total malting barley acres in Western Canada seeded to Bentley in 2013 and 2012
Crop Year 2013 2012
% total acres 1.8 1.2

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

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

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Average protein content in Bentley selected for malting from 2009-2013
Crop year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Protein, % 10.7 12.1 11.9

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

Graph of 1000 kernel weight for Bentley, 2009-13. Details below.
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Average kernel weight of Bentley selected for malting from 2009-2013
Crop year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
1000 kernel weight, g 48.7 43.9 50.6

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
Bentley 81.5
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
Bentley 148
AC Metcalfe 160
CDC Copeland 137

Harvest survey results for 2013 composite samples of Bentley

Quality data for 2013 harvest survey composite samples of Bentley
Origin of selected samples Alberta
Crop year 2013 2012
Thousands of tonnes Footnote 1 9 2
Barley
Physical characteristics
Test Weight, Kg/ hL 66.7 60.4
1000 kernel weight, g 50.6 43.9
Heavy grade, over 6/64" sieve, % 95.8 88.4
Intermediate grade, over 5/64"sieve, % 2.9 7.8
Chemical analysis
Moisture, % Footnote 2 12.4 14.0
Protein, % 11.9 12.1
Germination, 4 ml (3 day), % 99 98
Germination, 8 ml (3 day), % 80 77
Malt
Physical characteristics
Yield, % 89.5 90.5
Steep-out moisture, % 45.3 46.6
Friability, % 78.3 75.5
Chemical analysis
Moisture, % 5.0 5.6
Wort
Fine grind extract, % 81.5 79.9
Coarse grind extract, % 80.8 79.6
F/C difference, % 0.7 0.3
ß-Glucan, ppm 41 44
Viscosity, cps 1.43 1.40
Soluble protein, % 5.06 5.00
Ratio S/T, % 42.5 42.1
FAN, mg/L 224 227
Colour, ASBC units 2.31 2.55
Diastatic power, °L 148 158
α-amylase, D.U. 61.0 63.1

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Does not necessarily represent amounts commercially selected.

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Footnote 2

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

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