DetailsAmylase Enzyme is typically used by all-grain brewers to add to a high adjunct mash that may be low in enzymes to aid in converting starches into sugar. This enzyme can also prevent startch haze in beer. Use 1 teaspoon per 5 gallon batch. Size: 1 Lb.
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4.5 / 5.02 ReviewsUsed in light lagerI use this enzyme by adding it to my light lagers (1 tsp at pitching). This helps break down the fermentables making it a true light beer. This can also be used to help with attenuation HOWEVER, once added it can't be stopped until it decides so use with caution!October 17, 2012
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Browse 4 questions Browse 4 questions and 4 answersIs this alpha and beta, or just alpha?how could this be used in making shine in large mash quantities like 25-30 gallons using cracked corn and how would it affect the amount of sugar you have to use ?BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the inquiry. We use this in the product of beer but it can be used in any mash. You mix the grains all up with water and have it at 142-150 degrees. You add enough amylase to convert the starch in the corn to sugar. The dosage would still not be very high, a couple teaspoons per 5 gallons, and then you would just have to monitor the sugar content, or do a iodine test, to see when you have achieved full conversion of starch to sugar. So this would reduce the amount of sugar you add to get the alcohol content you want. I hope that makes sense!Would amylase enzyme reduce the starch in under ripe fresh pressed apples? sweet cider? When do you add this product and how?BEST ANSWER: In short, yes amylase could potentially reduce the starch of an unripe fruit. Amylase (alpha-amylase and beta-amylase) work together to break down the long carbon chains that make up starch molecules. For this to work efficiently, the juice needs to be at an appropriate pH and temperature. A good pH is around 5. As for temperature, alpha and beta amylase work best at different temperature ranges, for both to work together efficiently a good target temperature range is 140-150 degrees F.how will this product work if added to cracked corn in a mash mix of 25-30 gal and how much sugar will I be able to cut back ?BEST ANSWER: Yes,will work to convert any corn.i wouldent cut back on sugar at all.