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That's a really good thing, in my experience
Posted by: Loud_Greg (5414) on 2016-08-15 18:26:34
In Reply to: Have you guys ever made a beer that fermented so fast it made you wonder... posted by snoogins70 on 2016-06-23 14:46:10

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Just noticed the date on this, but figured I'd respond anyway.

If you look at the fermentation schedules of most commercial breweries, primary is expected to be finished in between 3 to 5 days, depending on the style. Some yeasts are just really aggressive, and some take a bit longer, but assuming you're brewing an ale of reasonable gravity, having your fermentation basically finished in 4 days is totally reasonable, and in fact is likely a sign that you pitched an appropriate amount of healthy, viable yeast into favorable conditions.

When I started oxygenating and making starters for all my beers, I started noticing the same thing. My brews are consistently finished fermenting within a few days, and I move them to secondary once I can see it's over. I usually only lose another point, maybe 2 maximum even with 3+ weeks of secondary fermentation (I shoot for 2, but sometimes get distracted).

So I'd chalk it up to good luck, and enjoy the brew!
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