How to Make Fermented Hot Sauce

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Fermenting hot sauce brings out a beautiful depth of flavor from peppers that you just can’t get any other way.

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Recommended Varieties From Sweet to Heat

Bell Banana Poblano Anaheim Chipotle Jalapeño Serrano Chile de Arbol Tabasco Cayenne Thai  Habanero

Prep Ingredients


Select and prep your peppers and add-ins. Create a 3% brine for you ferment.

Pack Into Jar


Pour the brine over your pepper mixture and place a fermentation weight on top to ensure that everything remains submerged

Wait For Fermentation


Secure your lid and cover setup. Leave to ferment out of sunlight for at least a week, but I find the sweet spot around 2 weeks.

Strain & Blend


Strain your pepper mixture, reserving the brine, and blend them in a blender. Slowly add reserved brine and vinegar.

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