Originally Posted by BOYDBrew
Does this brew ferment out fairly quick?
My batch fermented out to 1.010 today(3rd day of fermentation.
OG was 1.056
Hey BOYD, I do not think there is anything about this recipe that would ferment out any quicker than other moderate gravity ales. Your 1.056 OG, is significantly lower than the 1.064 range for the original recipe. Did you do the original recipe? Miss your gravity a bit?
If you pitch an adequate quantity of healthy yeast, aerated/oxygentated well and kept in optimal temp range, then a 3 day ferment seems quick, but not that uncommon. I have had beers, especially ones I pitched a lot of active yeast on be done in 3 days.
If it tastes a bit estery (Belgian-like) then the fermentation temp may have gotten a bit high. Higher temps lead to quicker fermentations. Though, again it is totally plausible that you just created the perfect conditions for a healthy, fast fermentation. Just be sure to let the yeast have a few more days to drop out and clean up.
Sounds like you have a light bodied, hoppy red ale for summer
Let us know how it turns out.