Do enzymes change the flavor of the beer?
One of the questions Brewing with Enzymes gets asked the most is if enzymes can impact the flavor of their beer. We understand that consistent flavor is important in your brews, and we want to make that as simple as possible for you. So, can enzymes change the flavor of your beer? Let's take a closer look at where the flavor of beer comes from first!
Where does flavor come from?
Everyone knows the four ingredients in beer: water, hops, malt, and yeast. Each of these components can have in impact on the flavor of the beer, but in different ways. For example, hops are known to give beers their bitterness. They also help balance out the sweetness of the malt. Malt can be made from a variety of grains, most commonly barley, which each offer their own type of flavor to the brew. The flavor of the malt strengthens the longer the grain spends in the kiln, meaning that the darker the brew the stronger the flavor will be.
The yeast can also play a role in flavor. Depending on the type of beer you're brewing, you can use a different type of yeast to achieve the desired flavor. For an ale, you use Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which gives ales their characteristic fruity flavors. For a lager, you use S. pastorianus, which provides a more subtle flavor so you can enjoy the flavors from the malt and hops in your brew.
Why is flavor so important?
When you go to a brewery and order a certain style of beer, you expect it to taste a certain way. However, things can go wrong and you may end up with your beer tasting slightly off. This can be caused by a variation in a crop or your process. Either way, your customers may be taken by surprise when they take their first sip of a beer they've always enjoyed and find that it tastes different.
Consistency is key in the world of craft brewing. If the flavors of the beers you brew is inconsistent, you may struggle with bringing customers back for more. If you want to develop your brand well, your flavors need to be able to stand out and stay consistent. This can be challenging but with the right tools, it is possible.
So, do enzymes change the flavor of my beer?
The short answer is no! Enzymes do not change the flavor of your beer. Our enzymes are concentrated so you can use small doses and see big benefits. In fact, enzymes can be one of the tools you use to make sure your flavor stays consistent.
Ondea Pro helps you improve your consistency. It can help you stabilize your beer regardless of what raw materials you decide to use.
https://brewingwithenzymes.eu/products/maturex-proMaturex Pro can also help you out by eliminating off-flavors cause by diacetyl in your beer. It reduces your maturation time so that you don't have to worry about waiting for your brew to mature to avoid those weird flavors!
Have more questions about how enzymes can help you improve the consistency in your flavor Book a call with our brewmaster Mark!