Multi-enzyme blend, Liquid

Ceremix® Flex

Ceremix® Flex is a stand-alone blend. It's suitable for infusion mashing of up to 100% high-gelatinization-temperature grain adjuncts.

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Key Benefits Description
  • Streamlined delivery of multiple enzymes

    The enzymes in this product act on different substrates. That means they have complementary effects on your raw materials and brewing performance. This pre-blended solution gives you these benefits in a simple, streamlined way. 

  • 100% adjunct brewing

    Working with high ratios of adjuncts with high gelatinizing temperatures can lead to unwanted changes in your real degree of fermentation. With a single application, this product extracts more fermentable sugars from all adjuncts. That gives you complete flexibility in the proportion of adjuncts you include, all the way up to 100%.

  • Grain adjuncts in infusion mashing

    Grain adjuncts like rice, maize (corn) and sorghum gelatinize at higher temperatures than malted barley. They need a separate cereal cooking step. With this product, you can leave out the cooking step and process them in an infusion mashing process.

  • Delay capital investment

    Adjuncts with high gelatinization temperatures need a separate cooking step. That means investing in dedicated cereal cookers.  By allowing you to leave out the cooking step, this product may allow you to delay this capital investment.

Ceremix® Flex is a maltogenic amylase with alpha-amylase and pullulanase activity. It ensures efficient liquefaction of adjunct starch below gelatinization temperatures. It produces similar maltose levels, more glucose and less dextrin in comparison with decoction mashing.

How multi-enzyme blends help brewers get more from adjuncts

Brewing with adjuncts brings a range of challenges as well as benefits. Blends of exogenous multi-enzymes can help. They work synergistically with raw materials' endogenous enzyme systems. That enables brewing with high-gelantinization-temperature adjuncts, 100% barley or even 100% other-grain adjuncts. For brewers, that means improved costs and flexibility.


Brewing with adjuncts such as barley, rice, maize, sorghum and cassava makes beer production more affordable. Adjuncts can also improve drinkability, flavor, taste and mouthfeel. That helps brewers to bring innovative products to the market.

But brewing with adjuncts can create challenges for brewers. They can overcome some of these challenges with blends of exogenous enzymes. These blends work in synergy with the endogenous enzymes of malt and adjuncts. 

High gelatinization temperatures are a challenge when brewing with grain adjuncts. These include rice, maize (corn) and sorghum. These adjuncts need a separate cereal cooking step. That means brewers must accept higher energy costs and downtime from cleaning-in-place and cooling. They also need to invest in cereal cookers. 

Brewers can overcome these challenges with an enzyme blend with de-branching activity. This liquefies the adjunct starch below gelatinization temperature. A maltogenic amylase hydrolyzes (1,4)-alpha-D-glucosidic linkages in polysaccharides. Alpha-amylase and pullulanase activities support this activity. 

Malting produces a range of enzymes that are essential to the mashing process. But adverse weather conditions affect malt quality. That means brewers may face global shortages and rising costs. And in some regions, including many parts of Africa, the climate doesn't suit barley growing.  That's why brewers may have to work with poor quality malt. They may also choose to replace malt with barley, or work with under-modified malt. 

In all these cases, blends of the mashing enzymes produced by malting in conventional brewing can help. Alpha-amylases, beta-glucanases, proteases, xylanases, pullulanases and lipases all play a role. They work synergistically with one another and with the existing enzyme systems in brewers' raw materials. That gives the hydrolysis needed for acceptable viscosity, extract yield and filtration. It also allows brewers to generate a fermentable wort with any proportion of barley, or with under-modified malt.

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Find the right solution for you in our global portfolio, shown below. To find out more about products available in your region, get in touch with your local Novozymes representative.

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