Quality of western Canadian malting barley 2015

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 2015 composite samples of AC Metcalfe

Quality data for 2015 harvest survey composite samples of AC Metcalfe malting barley Footnote 1
Origin of selected samples Alberta Saskatchewan Prairie Provinces
Crop year 2015 2014 2015 2014 2015 2014 2010-2014 Average
Tonnage, thousands of tonnes Footnote 2 247 172 198 155 445 327 319
Barley
Test Weight, Kg/ hL 67.7 67.1 67.2 65.9 67.5 66.5 67.1
1000 kernel weight, g 44.7 44.8 43.5 43.5 44.1 44.1 43.4
Plump, over 6/64" sieve, % 93.4 94.0 92.8 91.8 93.1 92.9 91.9
Intermediate grade, over 5/64"sieve, % 4.9 4.6 5.5 6.2 5.2 5.4 6.1
Moisture, % Footnote 3 11.9 12.7 11.9 12.9 11.9 12.8 11.7
Protein, % 12.7 12.1 12.6 12.2 12.7 12.2 11.8
Germination, 4 ml (3 day), % 96 96 96 96 96 96 98
Germination, 8 ml (3 day), % 85 87 80 80 83 84 86
Malt
Yield, % 90.2 90.7 89.7 90.3 90.0 90.5 91.7
Steep-out moisture, % 45.2 44.4 45.6 44.6 45.4 44.5 45.4
Friability, % 61.9 73.9 64.3 72.7 63.0 73.3 70.8
Moisture, % 5.2 4.8 5.1 4.9 5.2 4.9 5.2
Diastatic power, °L 175 168 173 171 174 170 165
α-amylase, D.U. 74.8 78.9 75.0 79.0 74.9 79.0 70.5
Wort
Fine grind extract, % 80.6 80.2 80.5 80.1 80.5 80.2 80.6
Coarse grind extract, % 79.8 79.4 79.8 79.5 79.8 79.4 79.8
F/C difference, % 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6
ß-Glucan, ppm 40 77 34 70 38 73 76
Viscosity, cps 1.43 1.43 1.42 1.42 1.42 1.43 1.43
Soluble protein, % 5.16 5.02 5.39 5.35 5.26 5.18 4.87
Ratio S/T, % 41.7 41.5 43.8 44.0 42.6 42.7 40.8
FAN, mg/L 248 213 258 232 253 222 206
Colour, ASBC units 2.30 2.22 2.52 2.72 2.40 2.45 2.10

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 AC Metcalfe in 2015 compared to 2014

Charts: Acres seeded with AC Metcalfe: 38.5% in 2015 and 38.9% in 2014. Details below.

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Percentage of the total malting barley acres in Western Canada seeded with AC Metcalfe in 2015 compared to 2014
Crop Years 2015 2014
% total acres 38.5 38.9

Average protein content in AC Metcalfe selected for malting from 2010-2015

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

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Average protein content in AC Metcalfe selected for malting from 2010-2015
Crop year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Protein, % 11.8 11.6 12.1 11.5 12.2 12.7

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

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

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Average 1000 kernel weight of AC Metcalfe selected for malting from 2010-2015
Crop year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
1000 kernel weight, g 41.8 44.4 40.4 46.5 44.1 44.1

Comparison of average levels of extract by variety in 2015

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 2015
Variety Extract
AC Metcalfe 80.5
CDC Copeland 80.2
CDC Meredith 81.1

Comparison of average levels of diastatic power by variety in 2015

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 2015
Variety Diastatic Power
AC Metcalfe 174
CDC Copeland 159
CDC Meredith 174