My first attempt at making hot sauce...more pictures now!

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I buy hot sauce whenever I see a nice looking bottle.

Mainly habenaro..I like hot.

I was at one of the cutesy beach stores a few weeks ago and go a bottle of habenaro and jalapeno sauce.

It is kinda chunky and set me on fire, I like it.

Every time I look at the ingredients lists on bottles I say "Hey I should make my own".

So I googled making hot sauce and picked out the easiest recipe I could find.

1 quart jar

Chop peppers...(wear gloves)

Put a layer of salt on the bottom of the jar.

1/4 to 3/8 inch layer of peppers.

Layer of salt and so on.

Cheesecloth over the top and hold it down with a rubber band and put it in a cabinet.

Let it ferment for a week.

Fill to cover peppers with vinegar and back in cabinet for a week.

Puree and into fridge,draining vinegar as it  floats to the top.

Save the vinegar for spicing stuff.

There ya have it.

I had a bunch of peppers given to me..so we will see how it goes.

Have a great day!!

  Craig

First day...

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Beautiful pic!  I like hot stuff.  Not sure I am ready for this one, tho.  It sounds REALLY hot.

Good luck and good smoking.
 
Sounds great, looks great too.  Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.  I just may have to try this.
 
I love the way it looks.........all the pretty colors layered so nicely.......but there is no way this mamby-pamby could eat it.....
 
Day 4 after 4 chopped up cloves of Daves fresh garlic on top last nite.

The house smells sooooo good.

Almost full of fermented juice.

Whoooo hoooooo!!!

Have a great day!

  Craig

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hmmmm, looks veryyyyy interesting. I've never considered fermenting the peppers....seems a bit like making kimchee. After the puree you gonna run it thru a foodmill?? I often make hot sauce using dried arbol chilis but do the boil method. I have about 6 jalapeno plants in the garden....will have to try this one. Thanks for the post, looking forward to the updates
 
hmmmm, looks veryyyyy interesting. I've never considered fermenting the peppers....seems a bit like making kimchee. After the puree you gonna run it thru a foodmill?? I often make hot sauce using dried arbol chilis but do the boil method. I have about 6 jalapeno plants in the garden....will have to try this one. Thanks for the post, looking forward to the updates
I love the sauce made by the La guys at Mcllhenny.

I looked at how they used to make and how they make it now.

All I need is some little oak barrels and it would be very close.

Gonna puree then thru a sieve, Then into the fridge and drain the vinegar that floats up.....gonna save it too.

     Thanks for your interest...  It is much fun...

  Craig
 
 
Craig, Looks real good, I'll PM you my address or you may all ready have it, for a sample.

Since I have been smokin' meat I have found out that non-spicy people are a minority, most people like it spicy/hot.

RP
 
Craig, Looks real good, I'll PM you my address or you may all ready have it, for a sample.

Since I have been smokin' meat I have found out that non-spicy people are a minority, most people like it spicy/hot.

RP
I thought you had sent me a funky addy Mr Smith...Send it to me ...it won't be rocking for a month or so ..but you will get the first taste..

  Craig
 
 
I put the vinegar in to cover..

A few days later it is smelling and looking great!!

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Next week I will puree it and into the fridge.

This was looking good and I am happy with it so it was time to kick it up a notch!!

 Went over to see the King of the Piney Woods Plantation...

We gabbed and smoked and laffed for a bit then it was time for me head back.

He gave me 9 grocery store bags of veggies.  Okra, sweet banana peppers, bell peppers,habenaros and jalepenos.

And some venison he has been trying to get rid of.

What a great man!!

So I decided it was time to make a bunch more hot suace!!

I shredded 2 bags of habs and 1.5 bags of Jalepenos, 6 heads of garlic and one onion.

Took about 4 hours to get thru it.

K-Dog stopped by and I tightened him up with veggies and meat and he hung around until the pepper sauce vapor was too much for him.

One glass 2 gallon jar and one of those jugs from the cheese balls from walmart later it was done.

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The one on the left has mostly habenaros and the one on the right is mostly jalapenos..

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They went into the cabinet under the sink to ferment and will stay there about a week and then the vinegar.

Have a great day!!

  Craig
 
It looks great Craig
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Did your dad or mom or Ray take after your love of hot stuff?
Not that I know of..

I dont recall any of them liking spicy stuff except Mom did some.

I didn't really care for it much til I moved to Atlanta and expanded my eating with all the different ethnic foods there.

  Craig
 
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