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CellarScience® Glucabuster - Mashing Enzyme

CellarScience® Glucabuster - Mashing Enzyme

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Glucabuster by CellarScience improves lautering and yield while making potential downstream filtering easier. Highly concentrated ß-glucanase breaks down glucans that can lead to stuck mashes and slow runoff. Xylanase and Cellulase break down the polysaccharide chains of arabinoxylan and cellulose. Together, all three enzymes help keep today’s challenging mashes flowing right.

Use:
Add 1/4 tsp per 5-gallon batch at mash-in. Glucabuster works in a range of 120-185°F and ideally at a pH range of 4.7-7.0.

Additional Notes:
Endosperm cell walls are made up of non-starch polysaccharides, of which, in barley, β-glucans account for 75% with arabinoxylan (pentosan) and cellulose accounting for most of the rest. In wheat, the arabinoxylan content is higher. Glucabuster is composed of the cell wall hydrolases β-glucanase, xylanase, and cellulase, which break down the β-14 bonds in these polysaccharides. These enzymes can be equally important to their more famous starch degradation enzymes, α-Amylase and β-Amylase.  Glucanase, xylanase, and cellulase are naturally found in malt but decrease during the kilning stage of malting. Depending on your recipe, adding these enzymes is important to assist with lautering and later with filtering. Refrigeration is recommended, but store at least below 70°F.

The recommended shelf life is 12 months from the date the package is opened.
 
 

 

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Faster lauter with hazy IPA's.
Tysen Bibb on Apr 23, 2021
To help in recirculating with my grainfather and see if it helps boost my efficiency.
Joad B on Apr 1, 2021
Faster lauter with hazy IPA's.
Tysen Bibb on Apr 23, 2021
Why not?
Andy H on Apr 22, 2021
To help in recirculating with my grainfather and see if it helps boost my efficiency.
Joad B on Apr 1, 2021
Trying it out.
Blakeslee B on Dec 1, 2020
Why not?
Andy H on Apr 22, 2021
Trying it out.
Blakeslee B on Dec 1, 2020
How many uses out of the 1oz size?
Whit Kauffman on Jan 19, 2021
BEST ANSWER: you use 1/4 tsp per 5 gallons of mash water. So you'd be able to get about 24 5 gallon batches.
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Rated 5 out of 5
For sure helped a ton with sparge. My efficiency was higher than normal. Will continue to use in all my beers moving forward.
March 29, 2021
Purchased
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
If you recirculate your mash, this stuff is incredible
I was having intermittent problems with maintaining a good circulation in my RIMS mash. I assumed it was a starch or protein problem, not realizing it was a beta glucan problem. I have brewed 3 times using just a 1/4 teaspoon with 12 pounds of grain or so. It makes an incredible difference. I only have to stir the mash once in the beginning, after that the flow through the grain bed remains very high. Not only does it improve flow, but my mash extraction rate went from an already high of 85% to an amazing +95%. On top of all that, the mash tun and hoses are easier to clean, leaving almost no slimy coating on the false bottom. An outstanding product for system that recirculate during the mash.
March 29, 2021
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Game changer.
I love this stuff. After using it in my latest batch my mash efficiency went up and had zero issues with stuck sparges. Highly recommend!
February 25, 2021
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Sped up sparge on Mash and Boil
Seemed to help speed draining of of wort in the grain tube after mashing with the Mash and Boil system. Efficiency was also was a little higher than usual,
December 10, 2020
Purchased
6 months ago