Hi there Hugh
NZ, the home of some beautiful hops! Looks like you have tremendous patience to leave those meads for 8 years
With "tiny" batches, these can sometimes get so small that they can become a bit tricky.
Let's say a "normal" batch gives you 25 x 750ml bottles (19 L or about 5 gallons)
This "normal" batch, depending on what you are brewing, will require a 11.5 gram pack of dry yeast.
If you only wanted 6 x 750ml bottles, you need to not only split your yeast pack into quarters but then you have to make sure the remainder never gets contaminated or oxidised until the end of the packet - three brews later. There are ways around this however, they are advanced methods.
The same problems occur with hops so, if possible...
In your early days, try and do larger batch sizes and give the excess away to friends if they come and help you
The other issue is that a "tiny" batch is not much less work and time than a "normal" batch.
Whatever you decide, someone here is sure to help you on your way
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