I bottled my second small batch (1g) a few days ago and in another week or so, I should have my first non-kit, all-grain beer! Thanks for answering a few questions from me last year regarding my first small batch (been a while since I've back, but I've been browsing a bunch).
Prior to this current batch, I purchased a hydrometer and I wanted to get some readings, but when I tried to use it in my 1g bottle, it sunk to the bottom. I don't think the 1g has enough height for it to properly work. Is there another (smaller) hydrometer suited better for 1g bottles? My local homebrew store only carried one kind and I haven't seen any smaller ones. Is there any other way for me to get readings from my 1g bottle and my current hydrometer.
Second question, it doesn't seem that it'd be just a simple divide everything by 5 to convert a 5g batch to a 1g batch. Is there a tool or any tips on doing this? I'm mostly interested in trying to do the White House Honey Ale, but as a 1gallon. I've seen the 5g recipe and even Northern Brewer has 5g kits for it now.
Last question, one of the local breweries has a Honey IPA that I really like. I think I have a solid IPA recipe (the one I'm making now) and I'd like to try adding honey to the recipe, but I'm unsure how much and in which stage. Are there any guidelines? Once I have an idea, then I can tweak it based on taste. Their beer has a nice honey/sweet taste, but it's also full of hoppy goodness and that's the balance I'm trying to get. I have a decent understand/grasp on how to make a hoppy IPA, but I've never used honey (other than as priming sugar before bottling).