ABV AROMAZYME is a food-grade enzyme preparation with a strong glycosidase activity derived from a selected strain of Aspergillus niger. It is composed of β-glucosidase enzymes that are capable of hydrolyzing the glycosidic bonds, liberating monoterpene alcohol compounds, and glucose. It has been developed to increase the complexity of the hop aroma and flavor profile in beer. The application of ABV AROMAZYME during fermentation provides brewers with the opportunity to improve their hop utilization by releasing additional volatile aroma compounds, thereby decreasing overall hop quantities or using less sophisticated hop varieties.
Increases the diversity of hop flavors and aroma by changing the ratio of specific terpene compounds
Enhances the beer mouthfeel and drinkability by reducing unpleasant harsh bitterness
Slightly increases wort fermentability
Expresses more character from less sophisticated hop varieties
The recommended dosage is 5g/hL. or 1gm per 20L
ABV AROMAZYME has optimal activity between pH 3.5-6.5, although lower activity is still observed at pH 3.0 for use in sour beers.
The optimal temperature range is 15-65ºC. Dilute the enzyme in an adequate amount of water (~ 1g in 10ml) to ensure even distribution within the fermenter.