Ultraflo Max will help increase your brewhouse efficiency and extract and save on material costs, while reducing mash viscosity to avoid stuck mashes and sparges.
Ultraflo® Max is a high-performing blend of β-glucanase and an 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
What other people say about Ultraflo® Max
"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."
"The enzyme is working excellent on our high gravity and high adjunct beers!
So far we have used it in a few higher gravity NE IPA's and have gotten 3-5% better efficiency. I think we can increase the number as we dial in the dosage rate. Our biggest success yet is a 19.5 Plato stout that we make a fair amount of this time of year. Its loaded with wheat and oats and is normally a huge pain to lauter and efficiency is all over the place/ inconsistent. With the Ultraflo we have been nailing our efficiencies and the ease/ time to lauter is saving us 30-60 minutes per batch, 3 batches per week."
-Andrew Blakeslee, Thomas Hooker Brewery
"It has increased our efficiency pretty noticeably and the runoff is much faster. I definitely want to try it on our recipes with a large amount of flaked and raw wheat."
-Ryan Bichon, Hoof Hearted Brewing
"We have been brewing with Ultraflo Max for about 2 months. This has been a life saver. Totally changes the viscosity of the wort and our pumps run so much smoother and because of that it also helps helps overall brew day efficiency. Thanks!"
-Jeffery Gattens, Four City Brewing Company
- 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.)
Dose in weight: 0.090 gram/lb of grain
- For high amount of adjunct you may increase the dose of Ultraflo® Max by 10-30 %.
- If you have low quality malt you may need to increase the dose by 10-20 %.
Click below to use the dosing calculator to calculate how much Ultraflo Max you should add
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 4-5 work days. All orders are shipped via UPS ground / UPS 3 Day select after processing. (Whicever is fastest) This option is used to minimize the time that the product is at ambient temperature in order to maintain product integrity.
We recommend that you order your product at least 14 days before you schedule your brewing with the enzyme, in case of delays
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 1/3 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.
Will Ultraflo® Max affect the haze in NEIPAs?
No, Ultraflo® Max is a cellulase blend that works on breaking down beta-glucans and arabino-xylans and will not affect the proteins that contribute to the haze found in NEIPAs.
Will Ultraflo® Max affect fermentation/attenuation?
No, Ultraflo® Max works to breakdown unmodified cell walls to decrease wort viscosity and in doing so exposes more accessible sugars in the mash and can increase the specific gravity of the wort. Ultraflo® Max will not affect attenuation or cause the fermentation to finish dry.
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Full satisfaction - 100 days trial
We are confident that you will be thrilled with our enzymes, and see a significant benefit to your brewing. That is why we offer an extended 100 days trial on all of our enzymes products. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return the product and get a full refund of your purchase price - shipping included!