American Malting Barley Association Breeding Criteria

April 4, 2016

American Malting Barley Association, Inc. Malting Barley Breeding Guidelines: Ideal Commercial Malt Criteria, June 2014

  • Barley should mature rapidly, break dormancy quickly without pre-germination and germinate uniformly.
  • The hull should be thin, bright and adhere tightly during harvesting, cleaning and malting.
  • Malted barley should exhibit a well-balanced, modification in a conventional malting schedule with four-day germination.
  • Malted barley must provide desired beer flavor.

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