Hop: Early Bird


Early Bird was cultivated by Alfred Amos of Wye, Kent whom it was initially named. Closely resembles Bramling it was discovered in 1887. Part of the Golding family.

Since Cobb is part of the Golding family, it is named for the area/family in which it was found. This is typical for these older United Kingdom hops.

General Information

Alias Amos's Early Bird
Profile European aroma: pleasant and gentle
Country United Kingdom
Substitutes Bramling Cross, Cobb, East Kent Golding
Purpose Aroma
Yield 1350 - 1800 lbs/acre
Storage Good
Beer Styles Traditional English Ales (ESB for example), India Pale Ale
Susceptible Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew, Wilt


Alpha Acid 4.4 - 6.7%
Beta Acid 1.9 - 2.8%
Cohumulone 26.0 - 32.0%


Total Oil 0.8 - 1.0 ml/100g
Myrcene N/A
Humulene N/A
Caryophyllene N/A
Farnesene N/A

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Moderately high
Cones Medium size
Maturity Early
Ease of Harvest Fair to good
Last Updated
  • 2021-01-15 11:15:57 (Added: 2021-01-15 11:15:57)

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