Quality of barley selected for malting in 2015

AAC Synergy

The quality data for AAC Synergy appear in this report for the first time.  AAC Synergy is a newer high yielding variety with relatively high kernel weight and plumpness. AAC Synergy is characterized by relatively low grain protein content. AAC Synergy has a desirable malting quality profile with high malt extract, good protein modification, low levels of wort beta-glucans, and intermediate levels of starch-degrading enzymes. Overall, AAC Synergy’s excellent combination of agronomic traits, disease resistance and malting quality make it a desirable two-rowed malting barley variety for western Canadian producers and the malting and brewing industry.

Harvest survey results for 2015 composite samples of AAC Synergy

Quality data for 2015 harvest survey composite samples of AAC SynergyFootnote 1
Origin of selected samples Prairie Provinces
Crop year 2015
Tonnage, thousands of tonnesFootnote 2 8.1
Barley
Test Weight, Kg/ hL 66.7
1000 kernel weight, g 51.4
Plump, over 6/64" sieve, % 97.2
Intermediate grade, over 5/64"sieve, % 1.6
Moisture, %Footnote 3 12.6
Protein, % 11.5
Germination, 4 ml (3 day), % 99
Germination, 8 ml (3 day), % 95
Malt
Yield, % 90.5
Steep-out moisture, % 45.4
Friability, % 72.4
Moisture, % 5.2
Diastatic power, °L 142
α-amylase, D.U. 65.4
Wort
Fine grind extract, % 81.3
Coarse grind extract, % 80.3
F/C difference, % 1.0
ß-Glucan, ppm 25
Viscosity, cps 1.41
Soluble protein, % 4.58
Ratio S/T, % 42.0
FAN, mg/L 212
Colour, ASBC units 1.96

Footnotes

Footnote 1

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

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Footnote 2

Indicates weight of samples represented in this survey; does not 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 with AAC Synergy in 2015 compared to 2014

Charts: Acres seeded with AAC Synergy: 0.8% in 2015 and 0.2% in 2014. Details below.

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Percentage of the total malting barley acres in Western Canada seeded with AAC Synergy in 2015 compared to 2014
Crop Years 2015 2014
% total acres 0.8 0.2

Average protein content in AAC Synergy selected for malting in 2015

Graph of average protein content for AAC Synergy, 2015. Details below.

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Average protein content in AAC Synergy selected for malting in 2015
Crop year 2015
Protein, % 11.5

Average 1000 kernel weight of AAC Synergy selected for malting in 2015

Graph of 1000 kernel weight for AAC Synergy, 2015. Details below.

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Average 1000 kernel weight of AAC Synergy selected for malting in 2015
Crop year 2015
1000 kernel weight, g 51.4

Comparison of average levels of extract by variety in 2015

Comparison graph of average levels of extracts of 3 barley varieties, 2015. Details below.

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Comparison of average levels of extract by variety in 2015
Variety Extract
AAC Synergy 81.3
AC Metcalfe 80.5
CDC Copeland 80.2

Comparison of average levels of diastatic power by variety in 2015

Comparison graph of average levels of diastatic power of 3 barley varieties, 2015. Details below.

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Comparison of average levels of diastatic power by variety in 2015
Variety Diastatic Power
AAC Synergy 142
AC Metcalfe 174
CDC Copeland 159