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02 Nov 2011 - 08:45

Proven solution for sustainable brewing with local raw materials

Danisco has developed a new aid for brewers to maximise their use of locally produced raw materials as alternatives to expensive malt.

Alphalase® Sorghum brewing enzymes enable successful partial or complete substitution of malt with sorghum, the world’s fifth most grown cereal. Eliminating the need for pre-cooking of the cereal to release the starch, the range is the easy way to high-yield, high-clarity sorghum beer.

Optimised brew
Starch liquefaction is fast, even at a low water-to-grist ratio, reducing energy and water consumption. As a result, brewers can look forward to consistent processing times, optimising their production capacity.

“The low natural enzyme content of sorghum is boosted significantly by our innovative enzymes, facilitating production of clear lager beer with a pre-defined gravity,” says Ulf Brøchner Sørensen, Global Product Manager, Brewing and Distilling Enzymes at Danisco.

Low on cost and carbon
With its low irrigation needs, sorghum is well suited to cultivation in arid climates – and an ideal raw material for local brewing. In addition to supporting local agricultural production, sorghum-based brewing reduces the financial and environmental burden of malt transportation.

“Brewing with Alphalase® Sorghum eases both production costs and carbon footprint,” Ulf Brøchner Sørensen remarks.

Widely useful
Danisco enzymes are proven for a range of malt alternatives in brewing, including wheat, rice and corn.

Alphalase® Sorghum will be among the brewing enzyme solutions on the Danisco stand at Brau Beviale 2011 in Nuremberg, Germany on 9-11 November. Find the Danisco team in hall 1, stand no. 1-442.

More information

Contact marketing manager Pernille Holst Moulvad, +45 8943 5575, pernille.holst.moulvad@danisco.com.