Right now (with R51 lowered to 22K-ohm) bias for the EL84s are 20mA and 23mA. Both tubes (same ones that have been in the amp) are equally hot now. I wish I had a thermometer to measure them. Like I said, I am new to tube amps. i am not used to components getting this hot (I am mainly an analog synth guy).
Heh.... yeah they get hot. Just the heater itself is putting out 5W of heat. The plate is dissipating about 8W and the screen another 1W or so. So that's equivalent of two 14W incandescent bulbs burning inside the amp. Going to get hot!