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I'm thinking about making some simple pepper sauce with tobasco peppers. Anybody have experience or preferred peppers or recipes?
 

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Tabasco peppers in vinegar.....done...
 

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I've made my own Cayanne pepper sauce. Fresh peppers simmered in vinegar, salt, garlic powder and a splash of Worchester. Let cool and put in a blender. I put dat stuff on everything! Make friends happy too....Before harvest season, I buy the small bottles of Tonic...good 5 oz bottle for sauce...go thru a lot of Gin also...
 

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Tabasco peppers in vinegar.....done...
yep. Heat your vinegar and it will concentrate in the peppers faster. I am not a sugar person but some people add a touch. Peas, Cabbage pretty much good on any garden veggies. I you can reuse the peppers at least once with just more vinegar.
 
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I'm definitely trying Melman's recipe. I've been finding some good info online for a basic pepper sauce also. I put pepper sauce on almost everything I eat, so making a tasty one myself has multiple benefits.
 

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I'm definitely trying Melman's recipe. I've been finding some good info online for a basic pepper sauce also. I put pepper sauce on almost everything I eat, so making a tasty one myself has multiple benefits.
yea his sounds like a good one. I can never have to much variety. I may even make some with some birds eye chilis.
 

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I've made my own Cayanne pepper sauce. Fresh peppers simmered in vinegar, salt, garlic powder and a splash of Worchester. Let cool and put in a blender. I put dat stuff on everything! Make friends happy too....Before harvest season, I buy the small bottles of Tonic...good 5 oz bottle for sauce...go thru a lot of Gin also...
Forgot...I cut the straight vinegar taste with water 1:4 ratio...1 water-4 vinegar
Remember it's salt heavy & a good pinch of course gr blk pepper to cook also...
 

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If you really want to take it up a few levels, you can buy small (2 liter) oak barrels to age you hot sauce in for a couple of years. It's a long wait, but its definitely worth it.
 

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I've made my own Cayanne pepper sauce. Fresh peppers simmered in vinegar, salt, garlic powder and a splash of Worchester. Let cool and put in a blender. I put dat stuff on everything! Make friends happy too....Before harvest season, I buy the small bottles of Tonic...good 5 oz bottle for sauce...go thru a lot of Gin also...
You forgot sugar, water, onions and black peppercorns.


I use whatever vinegars we have laying around to make room in the pantry.
 

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You forgot sugar, water, onions and black peppercorns.


I use whatever vinegars we have laying around to make room in the pantry.
Yep...once you make your 1st batch, you'll want to experiment in small batches...but yea, I'll add a bit of water/sugar to balance the vinegar...
 

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I made some with my pepper crop a few years ago. Cooked the peppers down with onions garlic and then blended everything and mixed with vinegar and a little water.

Taste was flat out awesome, one of the best hot sauces I've ever tasted. Friends said the same thing and wanted more but Unfortunately, i ran out and have not been able to repeat it.
 

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I had tabasco and cayenne plants that went crazy a few years ago, but I never got around to making hot sauce. I might try that this year.
 

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I had tabasco and cayenne plants that went crazy a few years ago, but I never got around to making hot sauce. I might try that this year.
All I have is a monster Jalapeno plant that yields like crazy. I will definately be adding some Tobascos this year. I tried them once before with little success. Tons of light in that area you have them in? That Jalapeno only needs 4 or 5 hours direct light per day and you can have nachos for years.
 
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I just planted two each of tobasco and jalapeno pepper plants. Might pick up a few other varieties. When making a pepper sauce with vinegar how long until it gets a good flavor?
 

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