That's fast. Most brews we make take twice as long. It takes quite a while to get 2-3 gallons of brew up to boiling temperature, then the wort has to boil for an hour. Then it takes a while to get the wort down to a safe temp to pitch the yeast. Then there is cleanup. That said, it's an enjoyable process and a good family activity and my son is pretty helpful at all stages of the brewing and bottling. Wine on the other hand is much faster. I can have a batch from a kit in the carboy in about 15-20 minutes. And bottling goes quite quickly too.