This may seem like a really stupid question. But every time I've looked up anything about brining, I always find the formula of, like, 8 cups of water with however many cups of sugar and salt. Now as a single person who lives alone, I don't often use more than 16 oz of meat at a time. I was wondering if it was possible to reduce the brining liquid to about half the amount with the same equal parts. I would say this is obviously do-able, but the fact that I've never heard anyone mention the recipes for brining being portioned down makes me have my doubts. Also, I never hear anyone just list the recipe in portions, it's always starts with a base of 8 cups of water, as opposed to just, this many parts water, sugar and salt.