Enzymes for cereal cooking

Cost-effective cereal-cooking with enzymes

Enzymes for cereal cooking

Limitations of malt alpha-amylases

Adjuncts containing starch with low gelatinization temperatures, < 65°C, such as barley, wheat and oats, can be mashed together with the malt in the mash-tun. 

Other adjuncts, such as maize (corn), rice, cassava and sorghum, have significantly higher gelatinization temperatures, and therefore must be processed in a separate cereal cooker. The required temperatures are hot enough to deactivate malt alpha-amylases. 

In addition, because malt alpha-amylases are not active at temperatures higher than around 75°C, it is quite common to introduce a break in the cooking process to allow for enzymatic activity to occur. 

Gelatinization with newer adjuncts require a number of extra steps and precise timing. 

Simpler, faster, more consistent liquefaction

Liquefaction with Novozymes Termamyl®  is a simpler and faster process when compared to liquefaction with malt enzymes. Because the enzymes are thermo-stable, the 15-minute rest at around 72°C during the cooking process can be omitted, allowing a shorter and simpler cereal cooking process.

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Increased adjunct inclusion
Increased brewhouse capacity
Consistent extract yield
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Potential energy savings
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Increased adjunct inclusion
Increased brewhouse capacity
Consistent extract yield
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Termamyl® SC 4X
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Increased adjunct inclusion
Increased brewhouse capacity
Consistent extract yield
Flexible high gravity brewing
Potential energy savings
Enhance sustainability claims
Termamyl® SC DS
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Increased adjunct inclusion
Increased brewhouse capacity
Consistent extract yield
Flexible high gravity brewing
Potential energy savings
Enhance sustainability claims
Increased adjunct inclusion
Increased brewhouse capacity
Consistent extract yield
Flexible high gravity brewing
Potential energy savings
Enhance sustainability claims

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