The top selling brands of hot sauce that use aged hot peppers are Franks RedHot, Sriracha and Tabasco® brand as well as many others. They don’t use the same peppers, the same process, the same type of containers or the same length to age their peppers before it becomes sauce. The process, methods and equipment … Continue reading Finally Understand the Fermented Hot Sauce Process!
I have a unique hot sauce blend and I want the bottled packaging to be as equally unique. I have seen numerous bottle types, but I want the one that is right for my hot sauce. I have also taken careful consideration into the cost and appearance, but I want marketing to play a role … Continue reading Choose a Bottle That Will Give Your Hot Sauce Character…To Compliment It’s Bold Flavor!
When my wife was pregnant with our children, she would have unusual foods cravings as most expecting mothers do. She did not crave hot sauces, but some pregnant women may have a desire for the unique flavors and added spiciness that a hot sauce offers. While pregnancy may interrupt your regular eating habits the craving … Continue reading Is It OK To Eat Hot Sauce During Pregnancy?
I love Sriracha! If you have ever read the label for the list of ingredients in Sriracha, sugar is second only after chilies. I recently made a jalapeno sauce with granulated sugar and it blended well with the other ingredients giving it a unique flavor combination of heat and sweet. If you have decided to … Continue reading Do You Know About These 7 Things That Sugar Does To Hot Sauce?
I consistently see over and over again web sites that list hot sauce recipes mimicking or following name brand sauces. I want to make a sauce that is original and uses my own recipe. I know some of the common ingredients in a hot sauce but I want mine to stand out among the many … Continue reading How To Invent Your Own Hot Sauce Recipe
How hot is your homemade hot sauce? You may have spent a lot of time working on the recipe and would like some boasting rights on the heat level of your sauce or would like a reference point for some other sauces you are making. Knowing the heat level or SHU of your sauce is … Continue reading 3 Ways to Test the Heat Level of a Hot Sauce
A simple hot sauce recipe of hot peppers, vinegar and spices will be acidic in its pH level. There are ways to easily adjust these levels to either increase acids or produce a hot sauce with a pH level towards a higher alkaline level. Producing a hot sauce with a high alkaline level proves to … Continue reading The Difficulties of Making a High Alkaline Hot Sauce
I have been making my own hot sauce and usually do it in small batches with some standard kitchen appliances. I have found a great recipe and want to make large batches to give to friends as gifts, bring to parties and sell as a legitimate hot sauce business. It is time I upgraded my … Continue reading Blender Buying Guide
Making a hot sauce with a high alkaline level goes against the naturally acidic ingredients of most hot sauces and will require ingredients that have a higher alkaline content to them. Most of the ingredients that comprise a simple hot sauce recipe are the opposite scale of alkaline and contain a high level of acids, … Continue reading The Shocking Truth About Alkaline Hot Sauce!
Accuracy and calibration are the two most important factors in testing the pH level of hot sauce. Other methods of testing are the use of inexpensive pH paper to test the pH level of a hot sauce but the digital meter is the most accurate method and is very easy to use. The meter will … Continue reading How to use a pH Meter Properly to Test Hot Sauce
I love hot sauce! OK so this post is largely based on opinion, but I just have to tell everyone how much I love hot sauce. Some of the best combination of foods does not always have to be traditional Mexican or other culturally ethnic hot and spicy foods. Something you will find at almost … Continue reading 9 Great Foods With Hot Sauce!
I never where gloves in the kitchen when I am making hot sauce. Not wearing gloves while making hot sauce is a very dumb thing to do. However, I seldomly use anything hotter than a jalapeno or serrano as these two peppers are my favorites. Shame on me for not wearing gloves because even peppers … Continue reading 19 Ways to Relieve Your Hands From Hot Sauce Burn!
According to IBISworld.com Franks RedHot (McCormick), Tabasco® (Mcilhenny) and Sriracha (Huy Fong) are the three top selling hot sauce brands, maybe not in that order. If you read the ingredient labels there is a simplistic combination of ingredients; Peppers, vinegar and spices. Is it really that easy to make these hot sauces? How do you … Continue reading Make Your Own Franks, Tabasco® and Sriracha!
I enjoy making my own hot sauce and have recently decided to research selling it. I know that the hot sauce industry has been growing for the past five years and it is continuing to grow through 2020 but what about growth for the next five years? Will the hot sauce market be strong enough … Continue reading Market Analysis of the Hot Sauce Industry
I have begun bottling my own hot sauce and have discovered there are several methods of putting it into containers for the possibility of selling it. I will not be using any chemical preservatives and I don’t want to refrigerate it after I bottle it. Therefore, I will have to be concerned with the pH … Continue reading Why The pH Level of a Hot Sauce is Important
I love hot sauce! There I go again. I wish I had another introduction to my blog posts but I really do LOVE hot sauce! Recently my children have started eating it and I thought…how come I did not offer this to them sooner? And then my rational thinking came through and I thought…How old … Continue reading Should Children Eat Hot Sauce?
I have seen numerous lists of recipes that use hot sauce and so many articles on what hot sauces can do to everyday meals that I almost think the subject is exhausted. I have also seen blog posts on odd uses for hot sauce other than food consumption so I have decided this article should … Continue reading 7 Reasons To Enjoy Hot Sauce
Although hot sauces can be an acquired taste to include a tolerance handed down from generation to generation, it stands apart from other condiments in dietary needs. Most condiments include high fat contents and other products that may not be wanted or needed for your everyday individual diet. Hot sauce does not? Is hot sauce … Continue reading Hot Sauce! The Ultimate Condiment!
I start almost every blog post with the phrase "I Love Hot Sauce". And I do. I eat a lot and I eat a lot of antacid along with it. As am aging I have been more health conscience about what I am consuming and how much of everything that I am consuming. Recently I … Continue reading How Many Calories Are In Hot Sauce?
I have finally come up with a delicious hot sauce recipe and I want to begin sharing it with people and possibly selling it. I understand the FDA food labeling requirements for listing the ingredients, and the process of creating my sauce is not very complex but I want to protect it from people who … Continue reading 3 Ways To Protect Your Hot Sauce Recipe
My neighbor makes some really good hot sauce from peppers he grows in his garden. I am jealous. I have dabbled in making my own but I will admit it, his is better. He passes it along to friends and family and it is always on the table at festive gatherings. Instead of using my … Continue reading Bottle and Sell Hot Sauce From Your Home
If you have created a fantastic tasting hot sauce with just enough heat to attract the avid consumer and you want to sell it to a mass audience then there are many ways to reach them. Bringing samples to festive gatherings and giving them to friends are a great start but now you are ready … Continue reading 10 Marketing Strategies For Your Own Hot Sauce Business
I have started making my own hot sauce and have been buying the peppers from local stores and farm stands and the more I make the more it costs. I have spent a lot of money on equipment, startup costs and marketing and have been trying to cut costs on production so I thought: Can … Continue reading Grow Your Own Hot Peppers
I was making a batch of hot sauce from a new recipe I had and some splashed onto the floor. The family dog came over and started sniffing around and I went into panic mode. What happens if our dog eats hot sauce? Dogs have a sensitive sense of smell and will sniff anything before … Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Hot Sauce?
I have grown a large crop of hot peppers in anticipation of making many varieties of hot sauce. However, I am not able to work fast enough to use all the peppers I have grown to make sauce so some of them will probably go bad unless I find a method of preserving them such … Continue reading 3 Ways To Dry Hot Peppers
Consumers love condiments! Most recently hot sauce consumption has been on the rise and is giving other condiments such as ketchup and mayonnaise some competition. There are many different brands of products in the category of condiments and specifically there are hundreds of hot sauces to choose from. When using the term "hot sauce" in … Continue reading Don’t Get Saucy With Me! Just Eat These 7 Types Of Sauces.
The hot sauce industry through 2026 has projections that the market size will reach 3.77 billion. I am entering the hot sauce industry but everything I research about business states that I need to know who my customers are going to be. Who is eating hot sauce and why are they eating it? Market demographics … Continue reading Who Eats Hot Sauce and Why?
I have always had a gleam in my eye to become an entrepreneur but could never grasp a product or service that I thought would sell. Upon some research I have found that the hot sauce business is growing and shows to be profitable through 2026. It just so happens that I love hot sauce … Continue reading The Cost of Making Hot Sauce For Sale?
I have always loved the tangy kick of a well-known brand of hot sauce called Franks RedHot but no matter how much I eat it still seams hot to me every time. Now, with new sauces being continually introduced to the market and the heat levels increasing I really want to try them all but … Continue reading How To Build A Tolerance To Hot Sauce
I have read plenty of product labels and what the ingredients for hot sauce are. Lately I’ve thought that maybe I want to start making my own. I have some basic kitchen tools, but I still had some questions on the proper equipment. What kitchen utensils do I need to make hot sauce? Do I … Continue reading Do I Need A Blender To Make Hot Sauce?
I have recently followed through on an interest of making my own hot sauce. I have some kitchen experience, own some decent kitchen equipment and love trying new and exotic hot sauces. I almost always read the ingredient labels of products that I am consuming and upon reading the labels of some of my most … Continue reading Where Do You Buy Hot Peppers?
I love eating the many varieties of hot sauces out there today and I love making my own special mixtures using unique ingredients to make my own signature sauce. I have always been intrigued with the desire to become an entrepreneur, so the question came up…Is there money to be made in the hot sauce … Continue reading There is Money to be Made in the Hot Sauce Industry
Hot sauces provide a spicy kick and a unique flavoring to many meals. For some consumers, like me, some of these peppers and sauces provide too much heat and negatively affect your eating experience. So, I ponder this question: Do the ingredients used in sauce reduce the SHU of a Pepper? The typical ingredients used … Continue reading How To Reduce the Heat of a Hot Sauce or Hot Pepper
I love hot sauce. That's right I said it again. And now I have started making my own. The small amounts I make in my kitchen do not need a large amount of the main ingredient, hot peppers, but I found a great recipe and now I want to make more. Should I grow or … Continue reading Growing vs Buying Peppers
I make a lot of hot sauces in my kitchen and I almost never wear gloves. I am constantly touching the area around my face and on several occasions have gotten the residuals left on my hands from cutting hot peppers, in my eyes! What do you do if you just got hot sauce in … Continue reading 8 Ways To Relieve Your Eye From Hot Sauce Burn