• AgDays 2022: January 18, 19 and 20 - 9am to 5pm Daily


Meeting Quality Specifications for Malting Barley Selection

10:00 am Wednesday, January 22

FCC Theatre


  • Peter Watts
    Managing Director, Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre

With rising international demand for malting barley and malt, Canadian farmers are in a good position to provide premium quality malting barley to the global market. But meeting the quality requirements for barley destined for the malting and brewing sectors can be tricky. Protein levels shouldn’t be too high, but also not too low; plump kernels and high test weight are important; high peeled and broken or presence of DON can disqualify barley from being selected; and barley should be stored carefully to ensure germination levels are maintained. Finally, new accepted production practices can help achieve malt quality and limit disease.