Originally Posted by Yooper
The way I did it was totally different! I split the wort evenly, as described, and the hops evenly, so that both pots were roughly of equal composition. Then combined. My concern with adding some of top-off in one pot is the hops utilization. If you split the wort in half, and add the hops in half, you'll most closely approximate the full boil.
I see what you mean. I took the question to be that he has one five gallon pot like I do, I'd have a helluva time splitting off myself as I don't have the two pots!
If you don't mind, why are you concerned about the hops utilization? There is no top-off during the hop boil only before and after. It takes me a bit longer, but it seems to work.