GET THE GFI INSTALLED!
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In the immortal words of Firesign Theater. "Forward into the past!"
I made a dark English Mild recently. I decided to mash at 160 and use London Ale yeast, so the gravity went from 1.039 to 1.019 after three weeks. I like drinking Imperial Pints of it without guilt.
I've heard Ken Schramm say that with the right nutrients and conditions it shouldn't take more than a week.
That is correct and he says he ferments in the 62-63F range.
I will be the big dissenter here. If you can afford butterfly valves go with them. They are much easier to clean and way more sanitary. I absolutely hate ball valves and the blickmann ones that disassemble are huge PITA to clean. With butterfly valves you open and soak me and rinse em and sanitize them and yer good to go.