Thermostable powdered alpha-amylase enzyme for hydrolysis of long-chain starch molecules into short-chain dextrins. For use in mashing of grains, potato or any other starch-based substrate prior to saccharification (with glucoamylase) and ethanolic fermentation.
Add 1/3 of the sachet contents to the mash. After boil, adjust temperature to 185 - 203F, add the other 2/3 of the sachet and hold temperature for 60 minutes before cooling.
Optimum pH: 6 - 6.5
Enzyme is stable up to 230F (110C)
Optimum activity at 185 - 203F
Note: All enzymes require typically 50ppm calcium ions for maximum activity and stability.