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Old 01-23-2022, 06:27 PM   #61
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I didn't realize Save-On carried them, thanks!
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Old 01-24-2022, 04:09 PM   #62
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We bought some Habenero Heat hot sauce from Don-o-ray farms in Kelowna and it was really good, not sure how it would compare to some of the other ones posted, but I found it to be very spicy, but with a fruitiness from the habenero peppers:
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Old 01-26-2022, 05:06 AM   #63
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I don't know what it is but as soon as I start reading about hot sauce, my face starts sweating and my mouth watering.
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Old 01-26-2022, 11:32 AM   #64
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Originally Posted by 2Stonedbirds View Post
Love hot sauce! I started making my own as a hobby years back, every year the peppers commandeer more and more room in the greenhouse. So far my favorite varieties for making hot sauce are the super versatile basket of fire peppers, habenero, Carolina reapers, and scotch bonnets. I find habenero and basket of fire peppers add really nice flavor with good heat, while Carolina reapers ect really boost the heat levels.
I like to typically make three different kinds every year. A sweet heat type for those who find milk spicy, a nice and hot type, and then a super hot type that is basically abuse. This year my reapers didn't make it, which was dissapointing but I had lots of habeneros of different varieties so was still happy.
I find over time the hot sauces lose a little heat, but more flavor comes out. Typically I use mild peppers 50/50 with hot varieties to make up base. I prefer Anaheim peppers for this, but bell peppers work well too.

I parallel it to spirits. As it ages, it mellows out and more flavors develop. The same happens with the fermentation of a hot sauce.

Making hot sauce is a fun hobby, but it isn't really economical to replace a steady stream of store bought. It's more for bespoke sauces and enjoyment. It does make quite a bit of sense if you grow your own peppers though.

I quite enjoyed experimenting with making fermented/non-fermented and coarse vs well blended sriracha a few years before Covid. But IIRC, it was like $4-5 worth of ingredients for maybe 200-300 mL of sauce. I'd definitely say I was getting enjoyable sauces that weren't readily available in mainstream markets though.

Playing with adding fish sauce and Asian fermented bean into the sauces was really damn fun too.
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Old 01-26-2022, 01:56 PM   #65
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I am not a big hot sauce guy but occasionally I like some heat. These ones I really enjoy.

They are not crazy hot but taste really good and hot enough to scratch the itch.
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Old 01-26-2022, 02:39 PM   #66
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Interesting reading this thread. This year for Christmas, one of my gifts to my wife was a hot sauce recipe book. She's super excited about it, as she's been making her own BBQ sauce for a few years now, and has been starting to find the kind of hot sauces available lacking in "exactly" what she wants. Apparently, it's quite a hole to fall into.
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