American Malting Barley Association Breeding Criteria
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.