Reaper and Jerk hot sauces finished

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jcam222

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You may think you know the story of Rudolph but don’t think for a second he didn’t actually get even. A little bit of this Carolina Reaper sauce in the reindeer food is all it took!! It fired them up and not their noses 😂 🔥 Four week fermented blend of 1/3 Carolina Reaper and 2/3 Scotch Bonnet with a touch of garlic post ferment. Mixed in the Vitamix so no need to strain. Yielded 14 bottles total. I’ve got 2 more half gallons I’ll let go another month for two. This stuff will fire you up lol. Probably the hottest I’ve made yet.
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Next up I bottled the jerk. 100% yellow scotch bonnets fermented in 3.5% brine for 5 weeks. Spices added post ferment when processing. Note I also add some xanthan to reduce separation. As I have mentioned before I always let my ferment sit in half gallon jars for a day or two as taste changes as well as air bubbles settle. This is going to be bomb on wings
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thanks for looking!
 
Hell yeah Jeff! Did you do the graphics and make the labels yourself?
I come up with the theme and then comb the net for supporting images. I add text from there. I don’t worry much about copyright since it’s just hobby giveaway stuff.
 
I can just imagine the Scoville factor on Rudolph's Revenge, a bottle would last me ten lifetimes Jeff. I never could handle that stuff, tho I tried a few times. RAY
 
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Wow! That is awesome! I don’t know if I have the guts to try Rudolph’s revenge🤣 but awesome packaging and product!
 
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I can just imagine the Scoville factor on Rudolph's Revenge, a bottle would last me ten lifetimes Jeff. I never could handle that stuff, tho I tried a few times. RAY
It’s pretty intense lol. I have a quart jar of straight reaper going. Lol not sure I’ll be able to taste and adjust flavor multiple times. I’m going to start some mild ferments soon I think.
I'd love to try some Rudolph Revenge in some vegetable soup!
I had it in some charro beans tonight. It’s causing some stomach rumbling lol.
Wow! That is awesome! I don’t know if I have the guts to try Rudolph’s revenge🤣 but awesome packaging and product!
It’s pretty hot but in moderation not crazy. Thanks on the labeling. I try to get creative haha
Really cool that you do this Jeff. It always looks so colorful and amazing. That jerk sounds delicious
Thanks Jake! I really do love the jerk.
Wow. Nice work!
Thanks Derek.
 
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Labeling is 3/4 of the experience in hot sauce.
Been very disappointed in some of the snazzier sounding sauces.
Me thinks your labels are pretty accurate?
Picked up a bottle of Walkerswood Fire Stick.
That lives up to the name. One drop left my mouth burning for some time.

Will try some fermenting next year if I can get some ripe chilies soon enough to finish up before heading south. I made jerk paste with most of my Scotchy's this year. The balance I dried for making meat patties next year.
 
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Way cool Jeff. I love adding hot sauce to my next day meals.

Point for sure
Chris
 
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Labeling is 3/4 of the experience in hot sauce.
Been very disappointed in some of the snazzier sounding sauces.
Me thinks your labels are pretty accurate?
Picked up a bottle of Walkerswood Fire Stick.
That lives up to the name. One drop left my mouth burning for some time.

Will try some fermenting next year if I can get some ripe chilies soon enough to finish up before heading south. I made jerk paste with most of my Scotchy's this year. The balance I dried for making meat patties next year.
100% agree on labeling. First impression is what you see. I’ll have to check out Firestick. I haven’t seen it.
Great looking bottles Jeff.
I can only imagine the heat in those.
I like my spicy foods , but not over the top, change my drawers heat, lol

But I always at least try them to see if flavour also.

David
I do try to make sure mine have flavor with the heat for sure. Some are made to just maximize heat and taste awful.
That Jerk sounds fantastic! You sure put a lot of work into these. Sure it will be appreciated!
Thanks Brian! People do seem to love them.
Way cool Jeff. I love adding hot sauce to my next day meals.

Point for sure
Chris
Thanks Chris! Are you still using the El Yucateco? Despite making my own I still love theirs as my go to commercial cooked style hot sauce.
 
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Thanks Chris! Are you still using the El Yucateco? Despite making my own I still love theirs as my go to commercial cooked style hot sauce.
I finished the Yucateco a long time ago, and wish it was available at our local stores. I dislike ordering off the net. Currently I'm trying different brands that I find at the local grocer. I haven't found one I really like yet. So I continue to sample. A coworker gave me a bottle of one she made and it tasted good, but it didn't have enough heat.

Chris
 
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Those look fantastic! I love a good hot sauce and I work with a girl from Jamaica and she got me into jerk seasoning and it’s fantastic. I’m sure some people will be very happy with those!
 
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Nice work Sir! Making the sauce is fun but the labeling and bottling is even funner!
Some I made a while back one lady said it would make a great salad dressing!
A little of this and that would convert a bit of hot sauce to a great dressing I think!
 
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