17 12, 2019

Hot Pepper Sauce Batch 19 – Entry 9

By |2019-12-17T08:55:11-08:00December 17th, 2019|Projects|

Rain and persistent cold weather have slowed the peppers to a crawl. There's still a few left on the plants, but not enough to hold off on moving the hot sauce to its resting stage. To enhance the flavor I add a couple of oak staves to the pepper brew and let it sit for another 8 - 12 weeks. American oak happens to be high in a compound called vanillin, which is why things that age in American oak  [keep reading...]

9 12, 2019

Hot Sauce Batch 19 – entry 8

By |2019-12-09T08:39:51-08:00December 9th, 2019|Photos, Projects|

Here it is, week 12 since I started the peppers fermenting. I don't know how it's possible, but the Hidden Lake Hot peppers in the garden are still hanging in despite heavy and 40 degree temperature swings between night and day. I managed to pick about 2-3 ounces of fresh pepper for a new addition (along with 1/4 teaspoon of salt, but no additional water), and will probably get 2-3 ounces more based on the number of peppers and new  [keep reading...]

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