Originally Posted by wburns
Checked my gravity today and it's already down to 1.000 (less than 1.003 at least, "head" around hydrometer). Did I screw something up? Yeast has been in 8 days
Nope, you are doing great. It is quite common for that to occur. Check it in another three days, to see if it drops below 1.000, as that is even more common. Some yeasts, as you will discover, are rapid fermenters, while others may take a month to drop the last ten-twenty points. So many variables like original gravity, nutrients and temp.
You may find it useful to keep a record of the yeast, the fruit, the starting SG and how many days until it hit a certain SG, along with must temperature and if you did something to control the temp(heater vs chiller). I even include the actual date because temperature deviation, if that occurs, can impact things, ie tracking based on seasons.
Keep up the good work, in the summer you should be sipping on strawberry wine!