|Country:||United States of America (USA)|
Purchase Talisman Hops
This hop was discontinued and it is not available for purchase.
Origin and Geneology of the Talisman Hop
Talisman is descended from an open pollinated seedling of Late Cluster, selected in 1959.
US hops begin to be harvested in mid-to-late August for most aroma varieties.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Talisman Hops
Talisman is a dual-purpose hop that can be used in all hop additions throughout the brewing process.
Talisman has been discontinued.
Brewing Values for Talisman Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Talisman hops over the years. Each year's crop can yield hops that have slightly different qualities, so these number ranges are based on history.
|Alpha Acid % (AA)|
Alpha acids are the main source of bitterness in beer. Longer boil times will result in isomerization of more alpha acids leading to increased bitterness. Learn more »
|Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.||2.8-3.6%3.2% avg|
|Alpha-Beta RatioThe ratio of alpha to beta acids dictates the degree to which bitterness fades during aging. 1:1 ratios are common in aroma varieties.||2:1 - 3:12:1 avg|
|Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops may impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer. Learn more »||53%53% avg|
|Total Oils (mL/100g)These highly volatile, not very soluble oils are easily boiled off, but add flavor and aroma to the finished beer when added very late in the boil or during fermentation. Learn more »||0.7 mL0.7mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||67-69%68% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||3-5%4% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||5-6%5.5% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||0-1%0.5% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||19-25%|
Talisman Hop Substitutions
If the Talisman hop is hard to find or if you are simply out of it on brew day, you can try to substitute it with a similar hop. The old way of choosing replacement hops was done by experience and "feel". There is nothing wrong with that way. However, we wanted to build a data-driven tool to find your Talisman substitutions.
There are no manually picked substitutions for this hop. You can instead use our tool that uses data to find similar hops.
Is Talisman available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Talisman hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2), Haas (Lupomax) or Hopsteiner have created versions of this hop in lupulin powder form yet. Too bad too - it is pure hop lupulin powder, which leads to huge, concentrated flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.
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