I know salt isn't nearly as interesting as hunks of smokey meat but keep in mind the holidays are approaching and it makes a unique gift for co-workers and friends or family members at holiday gatherings. I like it on hot buttered popcorn or sprinkled over smoked honey almonds since they don't always take smoke too well.
I've smoked salt on a foil pie pan before but didn't feel like it got as much smoke as I wanted. I picked up these splatter screens at the dollar store and they seemed to work better in my opinion.
I washed and dried then poured coarse sea salt on each one. I place a paper plate under each to catch any salt that falls through. After pouring the salt I use a basting brush to flatten/even out the salt on the screens.
All ready for some smoke.
Cold smoking with apple pellets in the AMNPS
After 10 hours of smoke. Threw in some pepper jack for the last 3 hours just because.
If you want a fine smokey/salty powder you can throw it in the coffee/spice grinder for a few seconds and presto!
Thanks for looking.