Quality of barley selected for malting in 2015

Legacy

While acres planted with six-rowed malting barley are in decline, small amounts of Legacy barley continue to be grown and selected. Legacy’s high enzyme package makes it ideal for high gravity or adjunct brewing.

Harvest survey results for 2015 composite samples of Legacy

Quality data for 2015 harvest survey composite samples of Legacy Footnote 1
Origin of selected samples Prairie Provinces
Crop year 2015 2014 2010-2014 Average
Tonnage, thousands of tonnes Footnote 2 45 48 36
Barley
Test Weight, Kg/ hL 63.9 64.5 64.5
1000 kernel weight, g 38.7 37.9 38.1
Plump, over 6/64" sieve, % 94.1 93.5 92.5
Intermediate grade, over 5/64"sieve, % 4.6 4.9 5.3
Moisture, % Footnote 3 11.4 9.9 11.2
Protein, % 12.6 12.0 12.1
Germination, 4 ml (3 day), % 100 93 95
Germination, 8 ml (3 day), % 79 73 76
Malt
Yield, % 91.1 91.1 92.2
Steep-out moisture, % 44.8 43.3 45.2
Friability, % 72.1 72.0 71.4
Moisture, % 5.8 5.1 5.2
Diastatic power, °L 215 173 183
α-amylase, D.U. 73.8 69.8 62.0
Wort
Fine grind extract, % 79.3 79.9 79.4
Coarse grind extract, % 78.2 78.8 78.2
F/C difference, % 1.1 1.1 0.9
ß-Glucan, ppm 173 296 204
Viscosity, cps 1.43 1.47 1.45
Soluble protein, % 5.28 5.49 5.40
Ratio S/T, % 43.7 47.9 44.7
FAN, mg/L 250 240 233
Colour, ASBC units 1.99 2.39 2.42

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 Legacy in 2015 compared to 2014

Charts: Acres seeded with Legacy: 3.3% in 2015 and 4.4% in 2014. Details below.

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Percentage of the total malting barley acres in Western Canada seeded with Legacy in 2015 compared to 2014
Crop Years 2015 2014
% total acres 3.3 4.4

Average protein content in Legacy selected for malting from 2010-2015

Graph of average protein content for Legacy, 2010-15. Details below.

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Average protein content in Legacy selected for malting from 2010-2015
Crop year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Protein, % 12.3 11.8 12.7 11.8 12.0 12.6

Average 1000 kernel weight of Legacy selected for malting from 2010-2015

Graph of 1000 kernel weight for Legacy, 2010-15. Details below.

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Average 1000 kernel weight of Legacy selected for malting from 2010-2015
Crop year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
1000 kernel weight, g 37.5 38.2 35.0 42.0 37.8 38.7

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
Legacy 79.3
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
Legacy 215
AC Metcalfe 174
CDC Copeland 159