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Visual Reference Library - Barley

A        B

Portion for Analysis: Approximately 25 grams


Kernels and pieces of barley (with or without the hull) that are distinctly discolored green, brown, or black to the minimum intensity shown are considered damage.


Illustration shows from left to right:

Kernel A: The minimum degree of discoloration for green.

Kernel B: The minimum degree of discoloration for brown or black.


NOTE: Kernels are usually shrunken or indented. Malting barley may not contain more than 0.4% frost damage.

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Last updated October 2011