Originally Posted by GeorgiaMead
I know everyone says 1 gallon batches are a waste, but it's the limitations of my equipment and budget at this specific time. What should the hop bill look like? I can break down the grain bill but I know hops change in smaller batches
I would scale your hops by batch size, just like the grain. My understanding is that hop amounts begin to vary significantly when you get into pro-size batches (multi-BBLs); i.e. pro brewers have an increase in utilization."Kettle geometry. Larger kettles are more efficient, and the difference between
a five-gallon homebrew system and even a 10-barrel (310-gallon) commercial
brewery is startling." (For the Love of Hops p. 188)
I don't think 1 gallon batches are a waste. Do what makes you comfortable and what you enjoy. I personally think it's a great way to try a much larger variety of beer and more opportunity to experiment with batches.