FermFast Alpha-Amylase Enzyme (15g) - Sufficient for mashing up to 20 lbs. of starch
Thermostable powdered alpha-amylase enzyme for hydrolysis of long-chain starch molecules into short-chain dextrins. Use in mashing of grains, potato or any other starch-based substrate prior to saccharification (with glucoamylase) and ethanolic fermentation.
Directions: Add 1/3 of the sachet contents to the mash. After boil, adjust temperature to 185Ã¢€â€œ203Ã‚Â°F
(85Ã¢€â€œ95Ã‚Â°C), add the other 2/3 of the sachet and hold temperature for 60 minutes before cooling.
Optimum pH is 6 to 6.5.
Enzyme is stable up to 230Ã‚Â°F (110Ã‚Â°C).
Optimum activity at 185Ã¢€â€œ203Ã‚Â°F (85Ã¢€â€œ95Ã‚Â°C).
Note: all enzymes require typically 50ppm calcium ions for maximum activity and stability.