DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences unveils brewing liquefaction enzyme solution

USA – DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has launched a new enzyme solution for adjunct liquefaction, the Amylex 6T, to further help breweries and distilleries meet liquefaction challenges, satisfy consumer demand for locally-sourced ingredients and improve profitability.

DuPont says that the new innovative enzyme enables numerous business gains for breweries and distilleries alike including the ability to expand into new segments with locally-sourced raw materials, improve productivity, maximize yield, ensure consistent quality, ultimately increasing returns.

“Every brewer faces unique challenges that can have significant impacts on brewing processes ranging from climatic conditions to variations in raw material availability and quality,” said Jens Eiken, global product manager, Brewing & Distilling Enzymes, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences.

“Our enzymes help breweries adapt to various barriers, while maximizing efficiency, consistency and quality in every brew. For distillers, the emphasis is on continuous process improvement and higher productivity, yet the advantages are similar to those for breweries.”

According to the ingredient supplier, Amylex 6T is the latest enzyme to meet the mark, precisely engineered with a high proportion of endo-alpha-amylase-activity to specifically target viscosity reduction, even for tannin-rich raw materials like sorghum which de-risks process issues.

For brewers using 100% corn, DuPont notes that the new solution offers an even higher extract yield. The company further explains that the brewing liquefaction enzyme requires very low dosage.

According to the ingredient specialist, Amylex 6T is capable of delivering 20% lower peak viscosity than the benchmark, up to 20% shorter liquefaction time at a very broad pH range (from pH 4.8 to 6.0) and a higher-than-normal “first time right,” reducing the risk of costly production re-runs and wasted product.

Eiken observes that enables potential for higher profits, additional opportunities for brewers to get creative with their brews and for distilleries to improve performance.

“Of course, the correct dosage of Amylex 6T varies according to local conditions, adjunct type, water-to-grist ratio and brewing protocols,” added Eiken.

“But its trial performance has been outstanding; we’ve experienced a significantly higher extract yield with a lower dosage of Amylex 6T, as compared to the benchmark.”

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