Quality of western Canadian malting barley 2015

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 2015 composite samples of CDC Meredith

Quality data for 2015 harvest survey composite samples of CDC Meredith 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 13.3 45 9.3 4 22.6 49 55.6
Barley
Test Weight, Kg/ hL 65.0 64.1 64.0 68.8 64.6 64.6 65.9
1000 kernel weight, g 48.4 45.7 46.2 47.2 47.5 45.8 46.7
Plump, over 6/64" sieve, % 95.1 95.2 94.2 94.8 94.7 95.2 94.6
Intermediate grade, over 5/64"sieve, % 3.6 3.4 4.4 3.5 3.9 3.4 3.9
Moisture, % Footnote 3 12.3 12.5 11.8 9.9 12.1 12.2 12.4
Protein, % 11.6 11.2 11.6 10.5 11.6 11.1 10.9
Germination, 4 ml (3 day), % 98 89 99 98 98 90 96
Germination, 8 ml (3 day), % 90 76 91 87 91 77 87
Malt
Yield, % 89.5 89.9 89.1 89.1 89.4 89.8 91.1
Steep-out moisture, % 46.3 46.5 46.8 44.1 46.5 46.3 46.5
Friability, % 77.8 83.4 80.3 82.0 78.8 83.2 81.5
Moisture, % 5.6 5.1 5.6 5.0 5.6 5.1 5.1
Diastatic power, °L 172 155 176 143 174 153 153
α-amylase, D.U. 65.8 62.5 71.4 67.0 68.1 62.9 59.8
Wort
Fine grind extract, % 81.1 81.0 81.0 82.8 81.1 81.2 81.3
Coarse grind extract, % 80.5 80.3 80.1 82.0 80.4 80.4 80.4
F/C difference, % 0.6 0.7 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.8
ß-Glucan, ppm 51 114 44 167 48 119 99
Viscosity, cps 1.44 1.43 1.43 1.46 1.44 1.44 1.42
Soluble protein, % 4.95 4.73 5.06 4.46 4.99 4.70 4.78
Ratio S/T, % 44.8 43.7 45.5 46.0 45.1 43.9 43.9
FAN, mg/L 234 209 236 198 235 208 201
Colour, ASBC units 2.36 2.56 2.48 2.37 2.41 2.54 2.37

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 CDC Meredith in 2015 compared to 2014

Charts: Acres seeded with CDC Meredith: 5.2% in 2015 and 9.8% in 2014. Details below.

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Percentage of the total malting barley acres in Western Canada seeded with CDC Meredith in 2015 compared to 2014
Crop Years 2015 2014
% total acres 5.2 9.8

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

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

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Average protein content in CDC Meredith selected for malting from 2010-2015
Crop year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Protein, % 10.9 10.7 11.2 10.7 11.1 11.6

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

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

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Average 1000 kernel weight of CDC Meredith selected for malting from 2010-2015
Crop year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
1000 kernel weight, g 46.6 47.6 43.9 49.4 45.8 47.5

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 Meredith 81.1
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
CDC Meredith 174
AC Metcalfe 174
CDC Copeland 159