Quality Factors in Malting Barley

If you have grown malting barley in the past you know that malting barley production requires much greater care and management than other commercial crops.

Quality requirements for malting barley are reasonably strict and are directly related to processing efficiency and product quality in the malting and brewing industries.  Many of the characteristics required are under your control.  Others are determined by weather conditions during the growing and harvesting season.

High Quality malting barley should have the following characteristics:

The above list may seem formidable but each of these factors has an impact on malting and brewing processes and on the quality of the end product – beer.  Good farming practices that increase yield should also improve barley quality.  Contact us for more production information.



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