I've been thinking, especially after brewing my last IPA, about getting the most out of my hops. The higher the SG of your wort, the less you get from your hops, so the more you have to put in. I've been thinking about boiling a seperate gallon of water while my beer is cooking and throwing half of my hops or more into the seperate one gallon of plain water with a specific gravity of 1.000. This will allow me to get the most out of my hops, then after 55 minutes or so, I'll poor this into my boiling wort.
Will this work? Does boiling the hops seperate from the wort have a drawback that I'm not aware of? I'm sure that there is some interaction between the wort and the hops during the boil that I'm missing. I'm curious though.