Ultraflo Max is a high-performing blend of β-glucanase and a arabinoxylanase that makes it possible to degrade both major cell wall components to ensure minimum viscosity and get the best wort separation and beer filtration. This enzyme blend will break down β-glucans and arabinoxylans into non-viscous polysaccharides and thus increasing extract run off of a more concentrated wort.
- Increase brew house efficiency and save on material costs
- Consistent and high-speed wort filtration
- Consistently increase brew house capacity
- Avoid stuck mashes
- Helps to reduce or eliminate production variations due to varying quality of raw materials
- Maximize flexibility of mashing temperature profile
- Helps to increase yields during High/Very High Gravity Brewing
- Minimize brew house and beer filtration capacity cost
100g – 150g/1000kg of Malt
150g – 250g/1000kg of Adjunct
(Dosage depends on malt quality, adjunct ratio, and type of raw material)
Ultraflo Max Density: 1.18 g/ml
(Eg: 100g / 1.18g/ml = 84.75mL/1000kg)
- Cost/BBL = $0.44/bbl
- Produces ~113 bbl of beer
- Cost/BBL = $0.35/bbl
- Produces ~227 bbl of beer
Optimum pH and Temperature
Temperature range: 45°C - 70°C (113°F - 158°F)
pH range: 4.0–6.5.
(Prolonged exposure to higher temperature reduces the product’s declared shelf life.)
Lab experiment with Ultraflo Max
- +40 % faster filtration
- +89 % reduction of β-glucan
What other brewers say
"I've now used Maturex and Ultraflo in a few beers and I've been very impressed with the results. ... I've also brewed several times with Ultraflow max. It really helped with a high wheat beer (a gose) and now that I’ve got the dosage right, it helps pretty significantly with my New England IPAs (pretty wheat and oat heavy). So, cheers to you all at brewingwithenzymes, I’m a pretty happy brewer over here."
- Matt White, Owner & Brewer at Beachcrest Brewing Company
Can I reduce my Mash or Lautering time using Ultraflo Max?
A time reduction in mashing and/or lautering can possibly be achieved through optimizing the dose of your particular recipe and through monitoring the extraction rates during the mash. We have had customers decreasing their mashing time from 120 to 90 min, while keeping the same efficiency.
How does Ultraflo Max work in the mash?
Ultraflo Max is made up of a β-glucanase and an arabinoxylanase, which makes it possible to degrade unmodified cell wall components of malted barley into non-viscous polysaccharides, resulting in a reduction of viscosity and thus significantly improving beer filtration. Ultraflo Max provides far better performance than even the best well-modified malt, especially for beer filtration.
Will Ultraflo Max change the taste of my beer?
Ultraflo Max will not change the flavor of your beer. The main benefit of using Ultraflo Max is an increase in brewhouse efficiency. With this increase in efficiency, the mash extraction of sugars will be more concentrated and therefore will have to be optimized for your brewing process. It is recommended to measure your extraction rates during the mash in order to align your sugar profiles batch to batch and reduce your raw materials as needed to maintain the same extraction rates.
Are there concerns around using Ultraflo Max?
Ultraflo Max is known for its performance and added benefits, such as increased efficiency, and there should be no concerns when using Ultraflo Max as long as the recommended dosing parameters are followed. The only concern for Ultraflo Max around not following these recommendations is, it can be overdosed which can lead to a collapsed mash bed due to over degrading the cell walls in the malt and leading to poor circulation and possible stuck mashes.
What is the delivery time?
Delivery time is 3-5 work days. All orders are shipped via UPS Next Day Air after processing. This option is used to minimize the time that the product is at ambient temperature in order to maintain product integrity.
What is the shelf life?
How do I add Ultraflo Max?
Ultraflo Max is added during the mashing step. The enzyme is added after the mash tun is about 1/4 filled, but it does not need to be precise. The most important is that there are some liquid in the mash tun before you add Ultraflo Max, so the enzymes can be evenly distributed, and does not get stuck in the bottom.
When you pour Ultraflo Max into the mash tun, add the liquid slowly to get an even distribution.