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Dan Nauman

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Me again, about my first batch, a one gallon strawberry. I just need someone to tell me that this is not abnormal. Here's the whole timeline:

Day 0: mixed all ingredients except yeast. Covered and let stand.

Day 1: pitched yeast - 1.065

Day 2: opened and stirred - 1.055

Day 3 - AM: opened and stirred - 1.035

Day 3 - PM: opened and stirred - 1.015. Added 1/2lb sugar

Day 4: Opened and stirred - 1.005. Removed fruit bag.

Day 5: opened - 0.995. Racked into glass.

Day 6: Airlock going strong, lees adding up at the bottom.

Day 7: no change

Day 8 (today): noticeable clearing, lees buildup over an inch.

Does this sound right? One week from yeast pitch to starting to clear in glass?? Everything looks fine and the readings were correct, just seems REALLY fast.
 

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Nothing wrong with that!

Just rack again when it looks like a haze is all that's left, or in a week from now.
 

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Nothing alarming in your post
Temperature, yeast type, yeast neutreants acidity all effect timing.
It is quick but not unheard of..
 

Dan Nauman

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Thanks guys! Just needed confirmation that something wasn't wrong.
 

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Me again, about my first batch, a one gallon strawberry. I just need someone to tell me that this is not abnormal. Here's the whole timeline:

Day 0: mixed all ingredients except yeast. Covered and let stand.

Day 1: pitched yeast - 1.065

Day 2: opened and stirred - 1.055

Day 3 - AM: opened and stirred - 1.035

Day 3 - PM: opened and stirred - 1.015. Added 1/2lb sugar

Day 4: Opened and stirred - 1.005. Removed fruit bag.

Day 5: opened - 0.995. Racked into glass.

Day 6: Airlock going strong, lees adding up at the bottom.

Day 7: no change

Day 8 (today): noticeable clearing, lees buildup over an inch.

Does this sound right? One week from yeast pitch to starting to clear in glass?? Everything looks fine and the readings were correct, just seems REALLY fast.
Not a problem. As your sugars were low (sg 1,065) then the primary will be completed in this time. Rack it a few more times over the coming month and allow it to develop.
 

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