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Space Dust IPA Pickles

It is a known fact that Galaxies start out as cosmic pickles before shaping into what we know galaxies look like today. This is why we decided to create our very own galaxy inside a mason jar.

For this, we decided to use one of our favorite IPA, Firestone Walker’s Hopnosis.

Hopnosis brings certain quality that are hard to find in a lot of IPAs out there. It is hop-forward and full of tropical flavors, needed to give a nice sweet tropical undertone to the pickle brine.

[Engaging Hyperspeed] – Lets get it done.

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Space Dust IPA Pickles


  • 2 regular sized cucumbers
  • 1 lg mason jar
  • 1 tbsp quality sea salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar white, brown, etc.
  • 1 tbsp dried dill
  • 1 tbsp pickling spice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 serrano pepper for spice optional
  • ¾ cups white cider vinegar
  • cups Firestone Walker Hopnosis beer or favorite hoppy beer


  • Whether you are making spears or chips, get them cut in advance and in abowl. We're making chips, so we compared the cucumbers to the size of the jar and cut and pack accordingly.

In Spice Jar

  • Pour the pickling spice, dill, and garlic into the jar. Pack the Cucumbers Into the Jar Tightly.

Prepare the Brine

  • In a small pot, combine the vinegar and beer and bring to a boil. When a rolling boil is reached, lower to a simmer and pour in the sea salt and sugar. Stir to combine. Turn off heat and carefully pour the brine mixture into the jar leaving approximately an inch of space from the top of the jar.
  • Seal the Jar. Place lid and ring on jar and make sure itis on tightly. If you will be storing the pickles for any length of time, place the finished jar in a large pot of boiling water for about a minute to fully seal the lid. If not, tightly close the lid and put em in the fridge overnight. They will be ready to eat in the morning but will best after a week. Enjoy!

Enjoy these homemade pickles, they are out of this world… As always, feel free to post any comments or questions.