i've been wanting to brew for a few months, just didnt have time. Over coffee I read up on "brewing the perfect ESB" and set out to do just that. so , with the wife off to work ,and a beautiful morning waiting on parts for my OTHER project, i set out to brew up "the perfect ESB" . i had 10 lbs Maris Otter , 1 lb flaked corn and 1 lb Breiss Victory with a 2 oz pinch of chocolate malts for a little extra color. Mashed 151.5* for 60 minutes. At the boil- East Kent Golding hops - 4 additions. 60(1oz),30(3/4oz),10 (3/4oz)and FO(1/2oz). i started at 830 am with a pot of cold water and at 130 pm just finished . 5 hours . usually its been 6 no matter what including clean up. further, the OG is 1.070 , seems like a bit bigger than a typical ESB should be. Lallemande English yeast has been pitched , since the temp of the wort is 67 , my basement temp is the same. perfect. now, i wait.