LCS Genie

The Genie Is in the Bottle

LCS Genie is quickly becoming a preferred spring 2-Row option for all malt styles of beer across the US. With a malting profile tailored for the craft industry and yield levels that compete with feed barley’s, LCS Genie was recently added to the AMBA list of recommended varieties. LCS Genie has naturally lower levels of protein, offering farmers utilizing high input management strategies an opportunity to push yields while still landing safely within contract specifications.

Malting Specifications

LCS GenieHarringtonAC Metcalfe
Germination (%)98.798.999.7
Plump (6/64+7/64) (%)94.590.589.6
Total Protein (% d.b.)11.312.814.3
LCS GenieHarringtonAC Metcalfe
Extract, Fine Grind (% d.b.)81.680.680.4
F-C Difference0.81.61.1
Wort Viscocity1.431.461.43
Wort Color (Deg. Lov.)2.511.762.76
Diastatic Power (Deg. L)148.0160.0188.0
Alpha Amalayse (D.U.)60.772.177.9
Soluble Protein (% d.b.)4.995.506.01
Total Protein (% d.b.)11.812.613.0
Soluble/Total Protein (% d.b.)42.543.546.2
Beta-Glucan (ppm)50.0159.083.0
Free Amino Nitrogen (FAN)199.0229.0268.0
Data obtained from American Malting Barley Association quality evaluations - 2012 and 2013 crop years

Agronomic Features

2015 - Northern Idaho Locations
LCS GenieCDC CopelandCDC Meredith
Heading (julian)170.4170.4171.0
Plant Height (inches)28.335.333.3
Plump (%)91.685.187.8
Protein (%)12.012.313.0
Test Weight (lbs/bu) 49.748.947.6
All available public and private PNW multi-year data used in compiling figures
2015 - Southern Idaho Locations
LCS GenieMerit 57 ABI Voyager
Heading (julian)179.8179.0176.8
Plant Height (inches)29.935.535.6
Test Weight (lb/bu)49.649.050.5
All available public and private PNW multi-year data used in compiling figures

Yield Performance

2015 - 3 Year Average
Full data sets available online

Data Source:

To obtain the most accurate technical data possible, ratings and scores are comprised of all available LCS and public research data. The results presented in this guide may not be an indicator of results you may obtain in your individual location, as local growing conditions-including soil type and weather-may vary. All growers are advised to evaluate data from multiple locations and years whenever possible.

Agronomic performance, disease scores and yield performance data from universities are available in their entirety at the following website locations found on our Performance Data page: