Hi all. I am new to home brewing. I just tasted my first batch. It wasn't very good but it did taste like beer, so Ill take it. Anyways, I am looking to half a recipes and i was wondering how you go about it? Is it even a good idea? Is everything proportional and I can just cut it all in half? Im looking to go from a 5 gallon batch to 2.5. Does this mean I need to use less yeast or boil the grains less? Im just looking for some general guidelines on cutting down recipes. Here is the 5 gallon recipe I am planning on halving, feel free to comment on the halving process as well recipe itself. Im open to criticism.
Malt Base: 5 lbs Wheat Dry Malt Extract OR 6 lbs Wheat Liquid Malt Extract
Specialty Grains: 1 pound flaked oats
Hops: 1 oz Hallertau Hop Pellets(bittering)
Yeast: White Labs 300 Hefeweizen, Wyeast 3068 Weihenstephan