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WSU Barley Breeding and Malt Quality Lab Malt Quality Testing Services

Grain Analysis

Grain Quality Testing Services

Barley must meet strict quality criteria to be acceptable for malt production.  Maintaining tight specifications when selecting barley for malting is necessary to ensure good final product quality and processing efficiency the malthouse and brewery.

The testing lab provides convenient, reliable and affordable barley grain quality testing services to help determine selectability for malting. Submit samples using our online submission form.

Please send samples to:
Receiving and Delivery
100 Dairy Road
Attn: Karl Effertz, Johnson 285
Pullman, WA

PackageTests IncludedPrice/sample
Barley Selection PackageMoisture, Protein, Plumpness, Kernel Weight, Germination Energy$60
Grain Moisture & Protein Content$15
Germination CharacteristicsGermination Energy, Capacity, & Water Sensitivity$40

All testing is conducted using official methods of the American Society of Brewing Chemists. Additional discounts and subscription based pricing is available for large annual sample volumes.

Please contact Bob Brueggeman for more information.


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