This is still the driving force for new varieties from Australia. Buyers want clean, bright, white aleurone barleys They want reliability and consistency They do not want a constant stream of new barleys They want to know it meets established quality and assessment standards.
Market Requirements An emphasis on improved malting quality Varieties that will process without the use of Gibberillic acid High extract Low wort viscosity and beta-glucan Low DMS Low LOX A sustainable domestic brewing (moderate AAL) type Low-medium rainfall, high yielding varieties with competitive malting quality traits Two high yielding varieties for Northern NSW and Southern Queensland for domestic (moderate AAL) and export (high AAL) use Rationalisation of the number of varieties nationally to ease pressure on storage and segregation requirements
Barley Australia Where does BA fit in? Functions Managing the malting evaluation process. Representing the industry Chemical use, snails in barley to Korea Barley dryers in WA Henley “blue aleurone” issue Barley Varieties Handbook Membership: Joe White Maltings Barrett Burston Malting, MaltEurop GrainCorp CBH WA