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Tillicum Hop United States of America Hop

Tillicum Hop

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Purpose:Bittering
Country:United States of America (USA)
International Code:TIL
Cultivar/Brand ID:H87207-2
Ownership:® John I. Haas, Inc.

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Origin of Tillicum Hops

Tillicum is the daughter of Galena (USDA 21182) x and Chelan USDA 21055 – USDA 63015M. The seedling selection was from a cross made in 1986, and it was selected for production in 1988. Released in 1995.

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Tillicum Hops

Tillicum is a bittering hop that is commonly used only to bitter the beer during brewing, and not for too much flavor and aromas.

Tillicum is a high alpha variety with a very high content of beta acids. The variety was developed through the John I. Haas, Inc. breeding program and released in 1995. It is a daughter of Galena and a full sister to Chelan and therefore has analytical data similar to both varieties.

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Brewing Values for Tillicum Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Tillicum 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.
13.5-15.5%
14.5% avg
Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.9.5-11.5%
10.5% 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.1:1 - 2:1
1:1 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 »35%
35% 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 »1.5 mL
1.5mL avg
Total Oil Breakdown:
›  MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene) 39-41%
40% avg
›  HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene) 13-15%
14% avg
›  CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene) 7-8%
7.5% avg.
›  FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene) 0-1%
0.5% avg
›  All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene 35-41%

Tillicum Hop Substitutions

If the Tillicum 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 chosing 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 Tillicum substitutions.

Experienced brewers have chosen the following hops as substitutions of Tillicum:

Is Tillicum available as Cryo/Lupulin powder?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Tillicum hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2) nor Haas (Lupomax) have created versions of this hop in lupulin powder form yet. This new type of hop product is pure concentrated lupulin powder, which leads to more flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.


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References:
  1. https://beermaverick.com/the-most-common-hops-used-in-ipas/
  2. https://beermaverick.com/analyzing-the-usa-hop-production-statistics-of-2019/

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