In Brewing Classic Styles by Jamil Zainasheff, many of the recipes call for LME. Often, the amount is 0.5 lbs or similar, particularly of things like Munich extract. I typically brew all-grain, but my mash tun is currently out-of-commission, so I am doing some extract brews.
Is it really possible to use quantities of LME that are less than a full container? My brew shop only carres 3.3 lb and 33 lb containers. My (limited) experience with LME suggests that attempting to separate and weigh it would be an exercise in frustration, since LME is hardly liquid, instead resembling a dense gelatin.
Are these simply not practical recipes for the extract brewer?