Quality of barley selected for malting in 2014

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.

Harvest survey results for 2014 composite samples of AC Metcalfe

Quality data for 2014 harvest survey composite samples of AC Metcalfe
Origin of selected samples Alberta Saskatchewan Prairie Provinces Footnote 1
Crop year 2014 2013 2014 2013 2014 2013 5 Year Avg.
Thousands of tonnes Footnote 2 172 187 155 175 327 369 319
Barley
Test Weight, Kg/ hL 67.1 69.5 65.9 68.8 66.5 69.2 67.1
1000 kernel weight, g 44.8 46.7 43.5 46.2 44.1 46.5 43.4
Heavy grade, over 6/64" sieve, % 94.0 93.8 91.8 93.6 92.9 93.7 91.9
Intermediate grade, over 5/64"sieve, % 4.6 4.8 6.2 4.9 5.4 4.8 6.1
Moisture, % Footnote 3 12.7 11.4 12.9 11.5 12.8 11.5 11.7
Protein, % 12.1 11.5 12.2 11.5 12.2 11.5 11.8
Germination, 4 ml (3 day), % 96 98 96 99 96 98 98
Germination, 8 ml (3 day), % 87 89 80 90 84 90 86
Malt
Yield, % 90.7 90.0 90.3 90.1 90.5 90.1 91.7
Steep-out moisture, % 44.4 44.9 44.6 44.8 44.5 44.8 45.4
Friability, % 73.9 77.4 72.7 77.8 73.3 77.6 70.8
Moisture, % 4.8 5.1 4.9 5.1 4.9 5.1 5.2
Diastatic power, °L 168 163 171 157 170 160 165
α-amylase, D.U. 78.9 74.4 79.0 73.6 79.0 74.0 70.5
Wort
Fine grind extract, % 80.2 81.9 80.1 81.8 80.2 81.9 80.6
Coarse grind extract, % 79.4 80.8 79.5 80.6 79.4 80.7 79.8
F/C difference, % 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.7 0.8 0.6
ß-Glucan, ppm 77 48 70 53 73 50 76
Viscosity, cps 1.43 1.44 1.42 1.44 1.43 1.44 1.43
Soluble protein, % 5.02 4.76 5.35 4.71 5.18 4.73 4.87
Ratio S/T, % 41.5 41.4 44.0 41.2 42.7 41.3 40.8
FAN, mg/L 213 212 232 211 222 212 206
Colour, ASBC units 2.22 2.00 2.72 2.00 2.45 2.00 2.10

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Values represent weighted averages based on tonnage of composite samples received.

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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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Percentage of the total malting barley acres in Western Canada seeded to AC Metcalfe in 2013 and 2014

Charts: Acres seeded with AC Metcalfe: 39% in 2014 and 36% in 2013. Details below.

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Percentage of the total malting barley acres in Western Canada seeded to AC Metcalfe in 2014 and 2013
Crop Years 2014 2013
% total acres 39 36

Average protein content in AC Metcalfe selected for malting from 2010-2014

Graph of average protein content for AC Metcalfe, 2010-14. Details below.

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Average protein content in AC Metcalfe selected for malting from 2010-2014
Crop year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Protein, % 11.8 11.6 12.1 11.5 12.2

Average kernel weight of AC Metcalfe selected for malting from 2010-2014

Graph of 1000 kernel weight for AC Metcalfe, 2010-14. Details below.

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Average kernel weight of AC Metcalfe selected for malting from 2010-2014
Crop year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
1000 kernel weight, g 41.8 44.4 40.4 46.5 44.1

Comparison of average levels of extract by variety in 2014

Comparison graph of average levels of extracts of 3 barley varieties, 2014. Details below.

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Comparison of average levels of extract by variety in 2014
Variety Extract
AC Metcalfe 80.2
CDC Copeland 80.3
CDC Meredith 81.2

Comparison of average levels of diastatic power by variety in 2014

Comparison graph of average levels of diastatic power of 3 barley varieties, 2014. Details below.

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Comparison of average levels of diastatic power by variety in 2014
Variety Diastatic Power
AC Metcalfe 170
CDC Copeland 148
CDC Meredith 153