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Hops Salt Recipe

Make your own hops salt following one of these two easy methods and use it in a variety of recipes to impart the aromas of your favorite hops without adding bitterness. 
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: American
Author: CraftBeering


  • coarse sea salt as needed
  • hop pellets, as needed (your favorite hops) or
  • hop flowers (cones) dried, as needed (your favorite hops)


Hop Pellets Method

  • Using a mortar and pestle, grind hop pellets to a fine powder. Mix 1 tsp of ground hop pellets to each 1 tbsp of sea salt. Mix amount as needed. let hops infuse salt for at least 24 hours before using.

Dried Hop Flowers (Cones) Method

  • Fill an air tight container with salt and place one or two hop flowers. Add more salt. Place a few more hop flowers. Add more salt and so on until filled. Close with lid, give a very gentle shake and let infuse for 24 -48 hours before using. 


  • The fresher the hop pellets/flowers the better.
  • Finishing hops are preferred to bittering hops (more aroma, less bitterness).
  • Handle dried hop flowers with care as they are very fragile.
  • Use about 1 tsp or 2 hop flowers to 1 tbsp salt as a guideline only. Vary as per your preferences.
  • Store in an air tight container in a dark place. Best used within the first few weeks after mixed.