Managing spring malting barley to avoid physical defects

SP Hoad, Bill Thomas

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    Grain with a minimum of physical defects is required to produce a uniform malt of acceptable quality. Three defects put malting quality and premiums at risk: splitting, gape and skinning.These occur to different extents depending on variety choice, weather patterns during grain filling and, to a lesser extent, agronomic treatments.


    • Barley
    • Grain
    • Quality
    • Physical defects


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