I got some Mosaic and Galaxy hops recently, and wanted to see for myself what the hoopla was about. I decided to brew a 6gal batch of an APA style and split it into 3gal for each hop. Plus I’ve been busy lately so I fit this into my schedule as follows.
On Sunday morning I mashed 10lb of Munton’s Tipple pale ale malt with 1lb of Fawcett crystal 60L. Ran off and sparged, then took off for the day. When I got home in the evening I boiled the wort for 30min with about 50IBU’s worth of Herkules for bittering, figured there was no reason to waste good finishing hops on bittering. When it was done I turned off the gas, covered the pot and let it sit on the burner overnight. Next day after work I split the wort between two 5gal kettles, leaving the trub behind. Wort was nice and clear and had a great malt aroma. I do loves my British malts. I brought each kettle to a boil, boiled for 20min then added my late additions, 1oz at 10min and 1oz at FO. Chilled in the sink, poured into fermentors and pitched US05 the next morning after things cooled to ferm temp.
Looking forward to trying these new hop varieties, and I thought the broken-up process went very well. I might just do this again.
Feel free to describe your ways to split a batch and/or splitting up the brew day.