Quality of barley selected for malting in 2014

CDC Meredith

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.

Harvest survey results for 2014 composite samples of CDC Meredith

Quality data for 2014 harvest survey composite samples of CDC Meredith
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 45 105 4 60 49 165 55.6
Barley
Test Weight, Kg/ hL 64.1 67.3 68.8 67.7 64.6 67.4 65.9
1000 kernel weight, g 45.7 48.7 47.2 50.7 45.8 49.4 46.7
Heavy grade, over 6/64" sieve, % 95.2 94.9 94.8 95.9 95.2 95.3 94.6
Intermediate grade, over 5/64"sieve, % 3.4 3.7 3.5 3.0 3.4 3.4 3.9
Moisture, % Footnote 3 12.5 11.8 9.9 11.4 12.2 11.7 12.4
Protein, % 11.2 10.8 10.5 10.6 11.1 10.7 10.9
Germination, 4 ml (3 day), % 89 98 98 99 90 98 96
Germination, 8 ml (3 day), % 76 92 87 94 77 93 87
Malt
Yield, % 89.9 89.4 89.1 89.5 89.8 89.4 91.1
Steep-out moisture, % 46.5 45.5 44.1 45.3 46.3 45.5 46.5
Friability, % 83.4 84.7 82.0 85.4 83.2 85.0 81.5
Moisture, % 5.1 4.9 5.0 4.8 5.1 4.9 5.1
Diastatic power, °L 155 152 143 142 153 149 153
α-amylase, D.U. 62.5 64.3 67.0 63.6 62.9 64.0 59.8
Wort
Fine grind extract, % 81.0 82.3 82.8 82.5 81.2 82.4 81.3
Coarse grind extract, % 80.3 81.3 82.0 81.1 80.4 81.2 80.4
F/C difference, % 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8
ß-Glucan, ppm 114 54 167 65 119 58 99
Viscosity, cps 1.43 1.43 1.46 1.43 1.44 1.43 1.42
Soluble protein, % 4.73 4.74 4.46 4.76 4.70 4.75 4.78
Ratio S/T, % 43.7 44.1 46.0 45.1 43.9 44.5 43.9
FAN, mg/L 209 214 198 222 208 217 201
Colour, ASBC units 2.56 2.30 2.37 2.45 2.54 2.35 2.37

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 CDC Meredith in 2013 and 2014

Charts: Acres seeded with CDC Meredith: 10% in 2014 and 14% in 2013. Details below.

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Percentage of the total malting barley acres in Western Canada seeded to CDC Meredith in 2014 and 2013
Crop Years 2014 2013
% total acres 10 14

Average protein content in CDC Meredith selected for malting from 2010-2014

Graph of average protein content for CDC Meredith, 2010-14. Details below.

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Average protein content in CDC Meredith selected for malting from 2010-2014
Crop year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Protein, % 10.9 10.7 11.2 10.7 11.1

Average kernel weight of CDC Meredith selected for malting from 2010-2014

Graph of 1000 kernel weight for CDC Meredith, 2010-14. Details below.

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Average kernel weight of CDC Meredith selected for malting from 2010-2014
Crop year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
1000 kernel weight, g 46.6 47.6 43.9 49.4 45.8

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
CDC Meredith 81.2
AC Metcalfe 80.2
CDC Copeland 80.3

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
CDC Meredith 153
AC Metcalfe 170
CDC Copeland 148