Quality of western Canadian malting barley 2015

CDC Copeland

CDC Copeland is the second largest two-rowed malting variety grown on the Prairies. Its excellent brewing characteristics combined with lower protein and enzyme levels, provides an excellent balance within the portfolio of malting barley varieties.

Harvest survey results for 2015 composite samples of CDC Copeland

Quality data for 2015 harvest survey composite samples of CDC Copeland 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 2 261 152 290 182 551 334 244
Barley
Test Weight, Kg/ hL 66.2 65.6 66.4 64.3 66.3 65.0 65.8
1000 kernel weight, g 47.6 45.8 46.8 44.1 47.2 45.1 45.1
Plump, over 6/64" sieve, % 96.1 93.7 94.9 92.6 95.4 93.2 92.3
Intermediate grade, over 5/64"sieve, % 2.9 4.6 3.7 5.3 3.3 4.9 5.8
Moisture, % Footnote 3 12.1 12.8 12.7 13.4 12.4 13.1 11.9
Protein, % 12.2 11.5 12.3 11.5 12.2 11.5 11.3
Germination, 4 ml (3 day), % 97 96 97 93 97 94 97
Germination, 8 ml (3 day), % 94 88 86 83 90 85 90
Malt
Yield, % 90.8 91.1 90.6 91.1 90.7 91.1 92.2
Steep-out moisture, % 44.9 44.6 45.3 45.0 45.1 44.8 45.1
Friability, % 73.9 79.8 74.6 81.0 74.2 80.3 78.7
Moisture, % 5.3 4.9 5.3 5.2 5.3 5.1 5.1
Diastatic power, °L 157 147 161 150 159 148 141
α-amylase, D.U. 60.1 55.5 62.6 56.8 61.4 56.1 52.2
Wort
Fine grind extract, % 80.2 80.2 80.3 80.4 80.2 80.3 80.5
Coarse grind extract, % 79.3 79.4 79.6 79.8 79.4 79.6 79.6
F/C difference, % 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.8
ß-Glucan, ppm 48 75 41 42 44 61 75
Viscosity, cps 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.41 1.43 1.42 1.43
Soluble protein, % 4.73 4.87 5.11 5.40 4.93 5.10 4.86
Ratio S/T, % 39.6 42.9 42.7 46.9 41.2 44.6 42.4
FAN, mg/L 217 200 234 238 226 216 199
Colour, ASBC units 2.06 2.22 2.31 3.04 2.19 2.58 2.21

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 to CDC Copeland in 2014 and 2015

Charts: Acres seeded with CDC Copeland: 35.4% in 2015 and 29.8% in 2014. Details below.

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Percentage of the total malting barley acres in Western Canada seeded with CDC Copeland in 2015 compared to 2014
Crop Years 2015 2014
% total acres 35.4 29.8

Average protein content in CDC Copeland selected for malting from 2010-2015

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

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Average protein content in CDC Copeland selected for malting from 2010-2015
Crop year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Protein, % 11.2 11.0 11.7 11.2 11.5 12.2

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

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

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Average 1000 kernel weight of CDC Copeland selected for malting from 2010-2015
Crop year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
1000 kernel weight, g 43.0 45.9 43.1 48.3 45.1 47.2

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
CDC Copeland 80.2
AC Metcalfe 80.5
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, 2015. Details below.

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