Not a bad plan good sir. Not a bad plan at all.
I am amused that brownies can be a contentious subject in our kitchen. Sam and I each have our own favorite recipes. Sam did say that since I was baking, I got to choose the recipe, but I can admit now - since she'll never see this ;) - that my brownies came out a bit too dry and crumbly, and not as chewy as I had remembered.
Back to the drawing board for the next batch.
Now is when all your time with pipettes and taking careful measurements and such varied activities in the lab will finally pay off.