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How To Use Hot Pepper Sauce

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  • On average, use about one to two tablespoons at a time for most recipes but you can add as much or little as you want to make it to your own tastes.
  • Use it in just about any recipe to add flavor. Hot pepper sauce can make a bland bowl of fried cabbage into something truly special. I cant eat fried cabbage without it. Try it out in our Old Fashioned Cabbage Kielbasa and Bacon recipe. I think you will be glad you did!
  • You can puree your hot sauce, as long as your blender can handle hot liquid. If you arent sure you can always wait until the sauce has cooled and blend it then!
  • Use the hot peppers on sandwiches, on hamburgers, or hot dogs!
  • Add the juice in the jar to salads such as potato salad or coleslaw to add a bit of spiciness.

Variations For Vinegar Based Hot Pepper Sauce Recipe

You can add other ingredients or change up the type of vinegar to create different variations. Here are a few of my favorites.

  • Peppercorns: Add 8-10 whole peppercorns to the jar before covering it with the lid.
  • Sugar: For sweet hot peppers dissolve sugar in the hot vinegar before pouring it over the chilies. This can help reduce the heat for a milder pepper sauce.
  • Onion: Add sliced red or white onions to the jar.
  • Garlic: Throw whole garlic cloves into the jar along with the peppers. I recommend 6-8 but you can add more or less depending on how much garlic flavor you want.
  • Apple cider vinegar: For a more fruity hot pepper sauce.
  • White wine vinegar: Yields a less tart, vinegary hot pepper sauce.
  • Olive oil: Add a teaspoon of olive oil to the jar to make your homemade hot pepper sauce hotter. Shake your jar well and allow it to sit for a couple of weeks.

How Hot Is Hot

We would say that this Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce has a medium heat level. However, we understand that everyone has a different tolerance for spiciness. We used two pounds of cayenne peppers plus two habañero peppers in our sauce and could quite easily tolerate more heat. We chopped up the whole pepper, including the seeds. Our suggestion is that you make it the first time according to the recipe. If you decide you love the flavour, but can take more heat, just add more habañero peppers the next time!

The great thing about homemade hot sauces like this Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce? You can adjust the heat to suit your taste. Peppers heat has a rating in Scoville Units or SHU. The cayenne pepper rates at 30,000 to 50,000 SHU where the habanero pepper rates at 325,000 SHU. You can read about the the origin of the Scoville Scale here at

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Scorpion Death March: 13 Million Scoville Units

Crazy Uncle Jesters knows a thing or two about flaming hot sauce. One of the companys spiciest offerings, Scorpion Death March, packs 1.3 million Scoville units. The all-natural, slightly sweet, insanely hot condiment is made from Trinidad scorpion chiles, apple cider vinegar, salt, garlic, onion, light agave syrup, dehydrated fruits and vegetables and a special blend of spices.

Z Nothing Beyond Extremely Hot Sauce: 4 Million Scoville Units

Thai Hot Sauce: Thai Me Up

This lovely concoction, ominously dubbed Nothing Beyond, starts with papaya, guava, pineapple, banana and passion fruit, and is then kicked up about 4 million notches by the addition of habaneros and pure capsaicin extract. One Amazon reviewer says its extremely hot with a very small amount on the tongue, face and hands tingling and partially numb, inner ear also slightly tingling, amazing endorphin rush.

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Riffing On Hot Sauce This Summer And Harvest Season

Normally the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast interviews hot sauce makers all over the world. This episode is more of a riff from Brian the host about some of the things his hot sauce company Craic Sauce got up this summer. Music in this podcast is ‘Baltimore’ by Imam Collective. You can you follow them on bandcamp: the Craic Sauce Way video on YouTube: t=1s

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What Vinegar Is Best For Hot Sauce

My top choice for vinegar when making hot pepper sauce is white vinegar but you can also use other milder or different flavored vinegar to create different flavor combinations.

  • Distilled White Vinegar: This sharp, strong vinegar is made by fermenting distilled alcohol. Its cheap to produce, which makes it popular for use in salad dressings and most condiments. It is your best choice to make the hot sauce!
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: This vinegar is made from pressed apples that are fermented into alcohol before becoming vinegar. It has a mild, sweet tangy flavor with a tart aftertaste.
  • White Wine Vinegar: This vinegar is made from fermented white wine. A milder flavor than red wine vinegar.
  • Red Wine Vinegar: This vinegar is made from fermented red wine. Overall, youll find it has a sharp flavor and a ton of tang.
  • Champagne Vinegar: This light vinegar is made by fermenting champagne.
  • Sherry Vinegar: This Spanish vinegar is made by fermenting a fortified wine and is aged in oak barrels for more than at least six months.
  • Rice Vinegar: This vinegar is made by fermenting rice wine, usually from China or Japan. Its less acidic than the other types of vinegar so its less harsh and has a sweeter taste.

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Reaper Squeezins: 22 Million Scoville Units

PuckerButt Pepper Company is home to the worlds hottest pepper, the Carolina reaper, created by Smokin Ed Currie. The brands spiciest and most dangerous sauce, Reaper Squeezins, is 92% Carolina reaper peppers, plus vinegar. Its painfully hot with amazing heat and incredible taste, according to one reviewer.

The End Hot Sauce: 6 Million Scoville Units

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Well, if the name of this one doesnt terrify you, perhaps the product description will: The searing pain felt across your tongue brings tears to your eyes. You cry out for water. The panic sets in. How do I make it stop?!? Why did I do that? I should have listened to the warnings! You swear never again! 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 30 minutes later The End hasnt ended. R.I.P. My taste buds. Those brave enough to try this Pepper Palace creation can post their reaction to social media using the hashtag #WallOfFlame for a chance to win $250. It includes vinegar, habanero peppers, Carolina reaper peppers, extract, salt and xanthan gum.

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Jolokia: 1 Million Scoville Units

The heat in CaJohns Jolokia also comes from the blazing hot bhut jolokia chile, which hails from Assam, India. Its one of the hottest peppers in the world, bringing this sauce to a scorching 1 million Scoville units. The only other ingredient is vinegar. This is as close as youll get to the ghost pepper without acquiring the real deal.

Exploring Local Varieties One Bottle At A Time

  • Hot tip: favorite sauces from fruity tang to smoky heat to blackout body high.

Why do we obsess over hot sauce? A few drops of liquid numbs our mouths, makes us sweat and gives us that kick in the stomach, burning inferno sensation we crawl back to every time. Most animals on the planet stay away from hot peppers, except for some birds and, of course, humans.

Spicy peppers contain a colorless and flavorless compound called capsaicin that brings the desired burn. This compound sends signals to our brain saying our mouth is on fire, which sends a flood of endorphins to drown the pain with pleasure like a fire hose putting out a burning building. Similar to a “runner’s high” or opiates blocking pain receptors in the brain and leading to euphoria, an intense hot sauce can elevate your consciousness without having to train for a marathon or get hooked on narcotics. You can’t lose.

I had the honor and privilege of putting my body and mind through the gauntlet of testing all the locally made and sold hot sauces Humboldt County has to offer. I haven’t quite descended from my cloud yet and with 23 bottles I hope not to. Because you cannot discuss food without cultural and societal impact, I gathered friends and family to partake in the heated adventure that is hot sauce testing. If I’m going to be drowning in hot sauce, I want those closest to me to share the joy and sweet, sweet suffering.

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Bumblef***ed Hot Sauce: 6 Million Scoville Units

This hot sauce was created by a former guitarist for Guns and Roses, Ron Bumblefoot Thal, who has an adoration for molten lava-type spice and the rush associated with it. BumbleF***ed has notes of ginger, tropical fruit and ginseng. It even has caffeine. The nuclear-level flavor is led by habanero peppers and capsicum, measuring in at 6 million Scoville.

The Source Hot Sauce: 71 Million Scoville Units


At 7.1 million Scoville, The Source is to be used as a food additive only. It should not be eaten straight under any circumstances. When you dont have any real chilis on hand, one drop of this stuff will bring extreme flavor and heat. Its 1,000 times hotter than a jalapeño, and could land you a visit to the hospital if not used properly. One man said it was so hot he could feel his heartbeat in his tongue, and another called it death paste.

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Meet Your Maker Retribution Sauce: 5 Million Scoville Units

Heavenly Heat makes Meet Your Maker Retribution Sauce with a blend of 5 million-Scoville-unit ghost pepper extract, fresh ghost peppers and dried ground ghost peppers. Hauntingly enough, it even comes in a coffin-shaped box. Use sparingly, as just three drops will add a huge dose of heat to eight quarts of chili. Dont be like this person on Reddit, who put three drops on one taco, making it the single spiciest mistake of my life even though they will probably do it again, for science and stuff.

Mad Dog 357 No 9 Plutonium: 9 Million Scoville Units

This hot sauce, currently the hottest available hot sauce on the market, features 60% pure capsicum, which is the purest, hottest, most concentrated pepper extract currently available essentially, its just pure, unadulterated heat. It is 9 million Scoville units. The warning on the side says not to consume this product directly, and to use it as a food additive only. Theres also a disclaimer on the back that says youre not to sue the company should you experience bodily harm. This blazing hot sauce was inspired by plutonium after all a radioactive and highly explosive element crucial to atomic bombs. Now thats hot. Cant stand the heat? Cool off with the coldest cities in the world.

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Prepare The Peppers In Vinegar

Toss the sliced or whole hot peppers in salt and then cram as many hot peppers as you can into your jar or bottle.

Slowly and carefully pour your hot vinegar into your container until the peppers are covered. You can use a funnel to make it easier.

Secure the lid on the jar and place them in the refrigerator to sit.

They need about two weeks to sit and then you can start tasting the peppers and/or the sauce to see when it is to your liking.

The Last Dab Xxx: 2 Million Scoville Units

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The Last Dab XXX is the hottest sauce on First We Feasts web series Hot Ones, hosted by Sean Evans, who interviews celebrities while they eat increasingly spicy chicken wings. This lethal condiment has a rating of more than 2 million Scoville units due to three different strains of Smokin Ed Curries hybrid pepper X. The recipe also features distilled vinegar, ginger, turmeric, coriander, cumin and dry mustard. If youre not used to this level of heat, take it easy. If you are, try it out on German sausage, says one Amazon reviewer.

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The World’s Hottest Hot Sauces

For those who are fans of fiery food, hot sauce is an indispensable condiment. Beyond the mild kick of Tabasco, Franks and Cholula lies a huge ecosystem of intensely spicy hot sauces and their fiercely devoted fans, known as chiliheads. If you fall into that group, this list is for you, because these are the worlds hottest hot sauces.

How This Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce Is Made

This is a cooked hot sauce recipe and its wonderfully easy to put together in about an hour. After washing and drying your peppers, remove the stem end and slice them up or chop them into small pieces. You really dont have to worry about how small because theyre going to cook for a while and be blended in the end. Peel and chop up the garlic in chunks. Add the peppers and garlic to a non-reactive pot together with the vinegar and sea salt. Bring the mixture to a boil before reducing to a simmer for about 35 to 40 minutes. The peppers are done when they are soft enough that they fall apart when pressed against the side of the pot.

Just blend it all in a high speed blender, stir in the maple syrup and bottle it up! You can also process the hot sauce by following standard canning practices, but we typically just place it in the refrigerator.

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Health Benefits Of Peppers

We talked about the benefits of hot peppers in our Habañero Plum Hot Sauce post. There is evidence that hot peppers are natural stimulants for both energy and metabolism. Some studies have linked them to lower blood fat levels as well as a reduction in blood pressure and atherosclerosis. They contain a compound called capsaicin, which helps increase blood flow in the brain, digestive system and skin. So if you like life a little spicy, include some hot peppers in your diet daily and make a batch of hot sauce!

Try out this super flavourful Jerk Style Peach Hot Sauce, this Mango Lime Hot Sauce or this Habañero Plum Hot Sauce if youre wanting to get a little more spicy in your life! We like to use a little hot sauce with our Creamy Roasted Garlic Hummus on some pita wedges or toasted sourdough. It is also a great condiment on a sandwich stacked with Baked Tempeh Bacon Strips or on Vegan Mexican Stuffed Peppers. Its also perfect on cauliflower wings! We cant wait for you to try them all out!

Let us know if you try out our Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce because we love to have your feedback! Leave a comment and a rating and dont forget to tag us on Instagram and hashtag it #plantedandpicked. Remember to cook together, eat together and celebrate life.

The Ghost: 1 Million Scoville Units

Ring of Fire Garden Fresh Chile Sauce Hot Sauce 370ml

Melindas The Ghost has something sweet to it carrots, papaya, lime and passion fruit but the bhut jolokia chile has a brutal bite. At 1 million Scoville units, this slightly tangy hot sauce brings the heat. One Amazon reviewer thinks it hasnt quite reached the melt your face threshold but says its great with eggs and chili.

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Factors Against The Launch

Their competitors, Rigazzi, are currently in the work of launching their own pizza line. This has been TruEarths biggest and closest competitor for pasta. Their pizza launch wont be any different and will make it harder to profit. Theyd be sharing the pizza market with a

competitor who might be able to make their pizza tastier. In response to this, however, if TruEarth launches first they gain a first-mover advantage. Theyll be the only company in the market until Rigazzi enters which gives them the opportunity to gain new customers before their competitor joins. They also have the chance to improve their taste before Rigazzi joins and even after. This is a plus, especially if Rigazzi is in the same position as TruEarth when they go to launch . Also, they will be backed with loyal customers. This along with new customers will make market penetration easier.

Get Bitten Black Mamba Six Hot Sauce: 6 Million Scoville Units

This looks like barbecue sauce, but we can promise you its much hotter. CaJohns Get Bitten Black Mamba Six is made with chocolate habaneros, which arent actually chocolate-flavored and average 425,000 Scoville units. The real heat comes from 6million-Scoville-unit capsaicin extract. The mission? Pain with a never-ending wave of venomous fire. One brave Amazon reviewer says he uses it on breakfast and if youre tired in the morning, you wont be after eating this stuff.

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Chef Chris Schlesinger Of The East Coast Grill And Inner Beauty Sauce

Chef Chris Schlesinger joins the Craft Hot Sauce podcast. Chris was born and raised in Virginia, where he first developed his love for barbecue, spicy food, and live fire cooking. Chris put Boston on the map as a chilihead destination after starting the East Coast Grill in Inman Sq in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Customers fell in love with their mustard based scotch bonnet hot sauce, Inner Beauty Sauce, and a spicy dish that people weren’t supposed to order, quickly turned into the number #1 destination for chiliheads with the creation of Hell Nights. Besides talking about the fire from peppers, we’ll also get some tips about grilling and balancing spice, heat and flavor when creating sauces and dishes. Chris Schlesinger has won multiple James Beard Awards including Best Chef of the Northeast in 1996 and his cookbook co-written with his pal Doc Willoughby, The Thrill of the Grill, won the James Beard cookbook award. I’d highly recommend the checking out this cookbook. If you’re not already signed up for our newsletter with other recent maker stories and our monthly newsletter, be sure to check out our website We’d appreciate your support by leaving us a review on your podcast player.

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