Articles, Posters & Publications
Barley Breeding for Better Beer
2-Row vs 6-Row
Gain a Better Understanding of the Differences and NA Origins of These Two Unique Types of Barley.
Up until recent years 6-row barley types dominated US barley production, but breeding efforts, climate change and market demands have shifted that production to 2-row. This article discusses the shift as well as the unique brewing characterstics of both types.
Glycosidic Nitrile (GN) Management
Glycosidic Nitrile Management in Malted Barley is of Interest to Distillers.Few varieties currently grown in North America are "non-GN", this is an important consideration for maltsters working with distillers. This ASBC poster presentation was a joint project between MSU and Hartwick College and outlines GN levels in common NA varieties along with management practices.
Pico Malting Technique
Barley Breeding Efforts are Bolstered by More Data, Earlier in the Process.
This poster, presented at the 2021 World Brewing Congress, outlines an updated method for pico malting (very small scale malting at 5.6g per sample) which improves throughput and allows our program to make selections for malting barley very early in the process (5th generation - F5s).
Heirloom Barley Chemical Profiling