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March 29, 2019

How to Make Hop Water - Soda Water with Hops!

how to make hop water

This is a recipe for hop water, which is like LaCroix flavored with hops. It's super light and refreshing and tastes a bit like beer. However, i doesn't contain any sweeteners, gluten, or alcohol. This means that you can chug this stuff and not get tipsy or tired. Some people want to get tipsy, and those people should check out one of our homebrew recipes. For those who don't, read on.

Hop Water Ingredients

  1. Water
  2. Hops
  3. Lemon juice


  1. Add water to kettle,
  2. Boil for 10 minutes
  3. Chill to 170
  4. Lower pH by adding lemon juice concentrate (to 4.6 or lower)
  5. Add hops (2g per gallon) and let stand for 20 mins
  • FYI: We used lemon drop hops
  • Filter out hops with cheesecloth
  • Cool to serving temp
  • Carbonate
  • Drink


This recipe is super easy to make and is a great alternative beverage for folks who either don't want to or can't drink alcohol. We highly recommend making some of this stuff! Let us know how yours turned out!

  • it looks like there are several questions, regarding how much lemon. Go to the 3:50 mark in the video. The just squirt some from a “Plastic lemon,” then measure the PH.

    Posted by Mark on November 04, 2019
  • Also curious how much lemon juice to ause

    Posted by Dane on October 14, 2019
  • I would also like to know approximately how much lemon juice to add since I don’t have a ph meter. And I’m curious, why does the water need to be cooled to 170? I’m looking forward to making this. Thanks!!

    Posted by Michelle on August 16, 2019
  • Any guidelines on how much lemon juice concentrate to add per gallon? I don’t have a ph meter.

    Posted by Matt on June 12, 2019

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