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World's *BEST* Hot Sauce


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Something about that 'Y' chromosome... we males seem to crave spicy. And the easiest way to spice almost anything up in the modern era is to grab our favorite bottle of hot sauce.

There are thousands of them out there. Apparently, there are even hot sauce collectors. But what's the absolute best hot sauce you've ever had. Not hottest, not weirdest, but which one is just spot on perfect for your taste buds?
 

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This is, IMHO, hands down, the best hot sauce around. After a couple of tweaks, by me.

What's even better, is that I grow my own peppers. It's easy as it gets. No cooking required.

My tweaks of the recipe? I omit the mustard, completely. I use apple cider vinegar instead of white. And, on occasion, I'll roast my peppers.

Now, when I was first turned on to this, there were only half the habaneros (6) that the recipe calls for, in the batch. (From my neighbor)
It was hotter than blue blazes. Fortunately, a tolerance to the capsican developes over time. I'm up to using 18 peppers, per batch. Still very, very good.

However..... I still have a shelf full of peppers in the freezer. (Down from 2 shelves) Once they are all used up, (I'm figuring mid-May) I'll begin using last seasons stock of Carolina Reapers. My trial batch was only 4 Carolinas, to get the same punch of 18 habaneros. Plus, the flavor of the Reapers is better than the habby's.
Anyway, give it a shot. Might want to start with half the Hab's until you know your tolerance.

As for store bought, any hot sauce is better than no hot sauce. I keep Tabasco on hand for emergencies.
The wife, who has very little tolerance for the heat, prefers Cholula Sauce. Very mild. Great flavor.

EDIT: Almost forgot. My other tweak to the recipe is that I do not remove the inside flesh, or seeds. Cause that's where more of the hot is. (not recommended for hot sauce rookies, and 2nd year players. ;)
 
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when living in San Diego, if I opened your fridge and you didn't have Tapatio...I probably was leaving LOL
 

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Man talk about Sophie’s Choice!!!
There’s so many I enjoy and separate them by what the meal is. My favorites include Iguana radioactive,Tabasco, Tapatio, & Huy Fong Sriracha.

But to the point of what’s my go to favorite it would probably be Frank’s RedHot. Goes well on anything imho
 

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I love this stuff. I know they say Carolina Reaper is the world's hottest pepper, but for some reason it's got a far lesser effect on me than a habanero, which is well below it on the Scoville scale. It isn't just with this sauce either, I have never had a reaper sauce that was severe pain inducing, they all taste fruity and perfectly balanced, and I love that. Scotch Bonnet peppers can go to hell though, that's like eating satan's colon.

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For everyday hot, Tabasco and Texas Pedro are money.

For the occasional stupid hot ... I have a collection from over the years that range from meh to you can maybe put ONE drop in your bowl of chili and still be able to eat it.

As to the best? The one I reach for chicken, pork, beef? Perfect balance of heat to flavor? Easy.


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It's mass-produced but I have always been partial to Lousiana Hot Sauce, probably because it was my Dad's favorite and he loved hot stuff.

Recently, I have a been loving some custom hot sauce that a co-worker makes on his own. I keep trying to get him to share the recipe but so far no luck.
 

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I'd love to give you a slice of a homegrown reaper. You'd revise your assessment... lol. It's all about 'how much' they are putting in the sauce. Most humans couldn't take any significant volume :)
Here's another episode of Hot Ones like Mike posted earlier. The wife and I watch this show a lot so she went online and ordered the final round's bottle. It's called 'The Last Dab XXX' and it's more of a torture test than anything.

Had 2 contests with my son so far and it's like sticking your tongue on a lit match . I can consume it but it's a tough one, like you chew on ice cubes afterwards.


 

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I like a lot of what has already been suggested by I also dig Crystal hot sauce, Tijuana Flats a food chain here has a hot sauce called "smack my ass and call me sally" it's very good.
 

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My daughter recently brought me back a bottle of sauce from Jamaica. Called Jamaica Joe--this stuff will seriously knock your **** into your watch pocket.
 

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I'd love to give you a slice of a homegrown reaper. You'd revise your assessment... lol. It's all about 'how much' they are putting in the sauce. Most humans couldn't take any significant volume :)
 

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So, lame as it is - and I would never say it's the world's best, but my go to always have in the fridge hot sauce is Texas Pete. It's not overwhelming and goes with just about anything. I remember when the Marine Corps added little tiny bottles of Tabasco to the MRE - it was like Jesus himself had come down and blessed us. I have a sentimental fondness for Tabasco for that reason. But it's a bit harsher than Texas Pete at least for me. I definitely need to expand my hot sauce horizons. Looking for some more good suggestions in this thread. Already a couple of new ones to try.
 

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So, lame as it is - and I would never say it's the world's best, but my go to always have in the fridge hot sauce is Texas Pete. It's not overwhelming and goes with just about anything. I remember when the Marine Corps added little tiny bottles of Tabasco to the MRE - it was like Jesus himself had come down and blessed us. I have a sentimental fondness for Tabasco for that reason. But it's a bit harsher than Texas Pete at least for me. I definitely need to expand my hot sauce horizons. Looking for some more good suggestions in this thread. Already a couple of new ones to try.
I love Texas Pete and Tabasco, always had a bottle of both in the fridge. When my daughter was 5, we caught her chugging the Texas Pete out of the fridge. My wife freaked out, I was like yep, she's definitely my kid. 10 years later my son was the same age and got caught doing the same thing. I love it. My son is 14 now, and even though he wanted other things, the must have gift for him this year was a collectors set of hot sauces from around the world. It had over 50 sauces of varying intensity in 6 oz bottles. I got it for him, and his birthday is exactly a month from Christmas, and he wiped out the entire supply. Proud dad moment.
 

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Yeah, Texas Pete is the default hot sauce in our house.

As for hot hot...you can have it. I like to enjoy my food, not have to recover after each bite.
 

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They have this channel on YouTube that has celebrities eating hot wings. Most crumble or get pretty beat up...Stone Cold is just that dude.
 

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This thread inspired me to get a bottle of Tapatio and Sriracha.

I was friends with the guy who wrote the Sriracha Cookbook enough that he even included me on his acknowledgement section. made me loyal to it ever since.

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They have this channel on YouTube that has celebrities eating hot wings. Most crumble or get pretty beat up...Stone Cold is just that dude.
You've gotten me hooked on this show. My favorite by far from the ones I've seen is Gordon Ramsay. So many great moments.

:runs to the bathroom and returns: oh my goodness, my dick is burning, I now have a fire in my crotch that can't be put out.
:GR pours entire bottle of pepto bismol into a cup: :drinks entire cup:
:makes perfect scrambled eggs with host: now tell me, what is this missing? [host] hot sauce? [GR] you fucking donut, you better not put hot sauce on that.
:after number 7: oh my goodness, was that johnny cash that said ring of fire? I didn't know I'd be leaving with three assholes.
[GR] have you killed anybody on this show? :silence: [host] well we haven't heard from Coolio in a while.

Good times :LOL:

 

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