Alpha Amylase Enzyme can be used as a mashing aid to convert starches into simple sugars that are fermentable by brewing yeast. Not to be confused with gluco amylase, which breaks down carbohydrates, Alpha Amylase works with starches and is most often used in all-grain batches. Because you only use 1 tsp per 5 gallons
- Alpha Amylase is often used during fermentation for most types of beer and craft spirits
- Alpha requires a higher working range temperature (about 152 - 158 degrees F) than Gluco Amylase
- Although Alpha IS used with something like baker's yeast, you DON'T need to add it if you're using many turbo yeasts so check your yeast's label
Use 1 teaspoon per 5 gallons (5ml per 19L).