I'm taking the S/T on this malt with a grain of salt, because, for one thing, it is unevenly modified -- a tendency bred out of modern barley varieties. My experience is that despite this number, the resultant beer has body and foam qualities far superior to anything I've used before. I think the low (by current standards) yield is attributable to the higher protein and, especially, the percentage of glassy/ steely, that is, under modified, kernels. I've cut open a lot of kernels and found no overgrown acrospires, but a certain amount undergrown. I've also read that the S/T should generally be ignored as a poor indicator of modification as it is specific to variety: some varieties can be fully modified at 37, some under modified approaching 50, and modification often continues well after the S/T has reached its peak and plateaued.