There is a pH Difference Between Fermented and Non Fermented Hot Sauce

I have recently experimented with fermenting hot peppers before making hot sauce to try and emulate some of the popular sauces that I enjoy. I also want to make a sauce that does not rely on vinegar for preservation and flavor. Some of the ingredients I use create an acidic environment or a low pH … Continue reading There is a pH Difference Between Fermented and Non Fermented Hot Sauce

Sweet and Heat…Super Easy MILD Hot Sauce Recipe Without Burning Your Taste Buds Off!

I love hot sauce…but I really don’t. I love the tang, zip and bright flavors of hot peppers but I still cannot tolerate the heat. I have been eating hot sauce hot over 30 years and I still prefer a mild sauce over one using extremely hot peppers. Here is a recipe for a mild … Continue reading Sweet and Heat…Super Easy MILD Hot Sauce Recipe Without Burning Your Taste Buds Off!

The Challenges of Preserving Hot Sauce and Controlling the pH

The addition or subtraction of certain ingredients in your hot sauce for the purpose of preservation will change the pH level. Hot peppers, by themselves are very acidic. To change the acidic level of your hot sauce or increase the alkaline measurement you will have to add ingredients that are either neutral or closer to … Continue reading The Challenges of Preserving Hot Sauce and Controlling the pH

Choose a Bottle That Will Give Your Hot Sauce Character…To Compliment It’s Bold Flavor!

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, because 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!

Do You Know About These 7 Things That Sugar Does To Hot Sauce?

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?

Make Your Own Franks, Tabasco® and Sriracha!

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!

Don’t Get Saucy With Me! Just Eat These 7 Types Of Sauces.

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.