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#1 Janie

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 10:16 AM

I love things hot and spicy but I don't have anything in my pantry that's cutting it. I have Sriracha sauce but it's too wimpy. I need something stronger. I don't want things so hot that I have to go to the hospital though!

Does anyone have good hot sauces they can recommend?

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 10:23 AM

Famous Dave's Wilbur's Revenge. It even comes in a flask!

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 10:24 AM

My favorites are Dave's Insanity products. Their standard Insanity sauce is nice and spicy, but I buy their Ghost Pepper sauce. Check them out

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 10:25 AM

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Famous Dave's Wilbur's Revenge. It even comes in a flask!

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that's a BBQ sauce. Don't want to use that like a hot sauce! Great on Ribs and Brisket though

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 10:33 AM

View PostLost In Xanadu, on 15 March 2015 - 10:24 AM, said:

My favorites are Dave's Insanity products. Their standard Insanity sauce is nice and spicy, but I buy their Ghost Pepper sauce. Check them out
Will do! Thanks LIX!! :)

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 10:40 AM

View PostLost In Xanadu, on 15 March 2015 - 10:24 AM, said:

My favorites are Dave's Insanity products. Their standard Insanity sauce is nice and spicy, but I buy their Ghost Pepper sauce. Check them out
Dave's is the Shit.  It certainly packs a punch.

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:35 AM

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The perfect hot sauce. Not too hot, full of FLAVOR!

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:54 AM

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 15 March 2015 - 11:35 AM, said:

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The perfect hot sauce. Not too hot, full of FLAVOR!
not hot is right... Janie is looking for heat. Cholula is my favorite hot sauce for flavor on "mexican" dishes, but it doesn't provide much heat

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 01:29 PM

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 15 March 2015 - 11:35 AM, said:

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The perfect hot sauce. Not too hot, full of FLAVOR!
Note the flavor mention.  Hot sauces frome different pepper sources make for a different tasting dish, and usually interchanging them will give an undesired result..  Examples:

For general use or American dishes I use Crystal or Tabasco Red (Caspicum).
For Mexican, Choula (Habanero?) or Tabasco Green (Jalapeno).  I also use a lot of La Victoria Taco sauce (mild caspicum).
For Chinese, Sirracha or chili oil (used in small amounts-very hot.)
For barbecue sauces and Caribbean I use jerk seasoning (Scotch Bonnett peppers).

Most of the bars that I hang out that serve wings make their basic hot wing sauce utilizing Frank's Original to start with and go from there>  It does the job quite well-I get the "l put that s--t on everything."


I like it hot, but not overwhelingly so-no high habenero or ghost pepper, please.)

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 11:54 AM

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:23 PM

Tabasco adds nothing but vinegar flavor to me, my least favorite of any "hot" sauce.

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:36 PM

View Postpjbear05, on 15 March 2015 - 01:29 PM, said:

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 15 March 2015 - 11:35 AM, said:

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The perfect hot sauce. Not too hot, full of FLAVOR!
Note the flavor mention.  Hot sauces frome different pepper sources make for a different tasting dish, and usually interchanging them will give an undesired result..  Examples:

For general use or American dishes I use Crystal or Tabasco Red (Caspicum).
For Mexican, Choula (Habanero?) or Tabasco Green (Jalapeno).  I also use a lot of La Victoria Taco sauce (mild caspicum).
For Chinese, Sirracha or chili oil (used in small amounts-very hot.)
For barbecue sauces and Caribbean I use jerk seasoning (Scotch Bonnett peppers).

Most of the bars that I hang out that serve wings make their basic hot wing sauce utilizing Frank's Original to start with and go from there>  It does the job quite well-I get the "l put that s--t on everything."


I like it hot, but not overwhelingly so-no high habenero or ghost pepper, please.)
I agree. To me Frank's has the perfect heat balance

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:57 PM

We use Franks on everything.  It helps that its available in Costco and two big bottles are under $7.00.
I like Tabasco on eggs though.  Its quite hot IMO.
Franks and Tabasco are made from cayenne peppers.
Both taste completely different. Must be due to Tabasco is fermented/aged where Franks is not.  I think?

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 08:23 AM

This is good stuff....got it at some local fair in PA last summer...I'm due to get some more...it has Ghost Peppers in it, and has a nice KICK!

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 11:16 AM

View PostJohn V, on 16 March 2015 - 12:57 PM, said:

We use Franks on everything.  It helps that its available in Costco and two big bottles are under $7.00.
I like Tabasco on eggs though.  Its quite hot IMO.
Franks and Tabasco are made from cayenne peppers.
Both taste completely different. Must be due to Tabasco is fermented/aged where Franks is not.  I think?
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Posted 20 March 2015 - 12:05 PM

View PostLost In Xanadu, on 20 March 2015 - 11:16 AM, said:

View PostJohn V, on 16 March 2015 - 12:57 PM, said:

We use Franks on everything.  It helps that its available in Costco and two big bottles are under $7.00.
I like Tabasco on eggs though.  Its quite hot IMO.
Franks and Tabasco are made from cayenne peppers.
Both taste completely different. Must be due to Tabasco is fermented/aged where Franks is not.  I think?
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Posted 23 March 2015 - 09:54 PM

View PostJanie, on 15 March 2015 - 10:33 AM, said:

View PostLost In Xanadu, on 15 March 2015 - 10:24 AM, said:

My favorites are Dave's Insanity products. Their standard Insanity sauce is nice and spicy, but I buy their Ghost Pepper sauce. Check them out
Will do! Thanks LIX!! :)
I got the regular Insanity sauce and it burned my mouth and not in the good way that I like. I literally poured a huge glass of milk and had to submerge my entire mouth and tongue in there to kill the heat. I was miserable!

Clearly I need something in-between Insanity sauce and Sriracha.

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 09:55 PM

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 15 March 2015 - 11:35 AM, said:

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The perfect hot sauce. Not too hot, full of FLAVOR!
This and Tabasco are too weak for me. Need more.

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 10:22 PM

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