Termamyl BrewQ is an enzyme preparation containing an exceptionally heat-stable alpha-amylase expressed in and produced by a genetically modified strain of Bacillus licheniformis. The enzyme is an endo-amylase that hydrolyzes
1,4-alpha-glucosidic linkages in amylose and amylopectin. Gelatinized starch is rapidly broken down into soluble dextrins and oligosaccharides.
Termamyl BrewQ is used for the liquefaction (thinning) of adjunct mashes. Due to the extreme heat-stability of the enzyme, the cooking program can be simplified, making the liquefaction process safer.