Ok thanks! I actually started this one day before yesterday and my OG was 1.110, close enough for me. This is my first melomel, and I too was surprised at how quickly and vigorously the 71b took off...especially after the traditional mead I made with the same yeast to top these off was so sluggish even with the SNA. This baby is going to town!
A day later, and I'm already down to 1.050...this is going to be one fast ferment.