Quality of Malting Barley from Harvest 2013 in the Czech Republic
Keywords:malting barley, malt, harvest 2013, quality
Quality of malting barley from harvest 2013 in the Czech Republic was evaluated. The quality parameters of barley samples were determined, malting was conducted in the laboratory micromalting plant and malt quality parameters were assessed. The weather during harvest of barley was favorable and grain was without physiological and biological damage. The barley samples had good protein content and average starch content. Malt had favorable quality parameters with zero gushing potential and extract content in malt was favorable even at average starch content of barley grain. Lower values of wort color were detected and the problem of the year was a high β-glucan content of some lots of malt, namely from Moravia.