Sorry if this is in the wrong category but it seems a bit of a grey area since it happens before fermentation but after the boil. Also, apologise for the drawn out intro.
I'm fairly new to brewing and craft beer (and beer loving in fact) so I'm still trying to come to grips with the different flavours that people talk about. One other problem I've had with my brewing is understanding how to put together a hop schedule, so I am considering an experiment to help me understand the difference between hop bitterness and flavour.
I plan to make a SmaSh beer. I will sparge the full amount needed for both batches then separate the combined pre boil wort into two equal amounts and boil separately. One pot will have hops added at 60 mins and the other will have hops added at 30 mins (or maybe a different flavour schedule I'm not sure yet). These will then be separated into different fermentors and fermented with the same yeast.
I'm also considering arranging for a third batch where I mix equal amounts of the two different boils into a third fermentor and see how it turns out.
Can anybody see any problems or benefits of blending two different worts together?
Thanks in advance.