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#21 Jase4224

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 09:42 AM

I have to say your recipes look awesome. YUMMY

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 10:22 AM

I see you, snooping around over here, HM01..... ;) :rofl:

 

     :rofl: Reconnaisance mission. I will be taking a stab at making your Original sauce at some point.

 

     I put that stuff on an ice cream sandwich last night.

 

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 01:27 PM

I just got back from a week long vacation in SoCal. The morning we left, I drove down to National City (section of San Diego) and cleaned out the Vallarta Market of all of their fresh Manzanos, and mailed a 6lb box of them back to my house in CT :)
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I'm really looking forward to this one:
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-3lbs Manzanos
-1/2 cup agave nectar
-1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
-4g probiotic powder (starter)

That's it.
"K.I.S.S."

I don't plan on adding anything at all during the final processing/bottling. I'm really aiming for that fantastic straight Manzano flavor. The other 3lbs got halved, seeded, and frozen this morning until the next time I fire up the smoker.

I did leave about a half dozen out to snack on raw (my God, they're delicious!) or to make a few ground sausage and cheese stuffed poppers

Edited by MikeUSMC, 14 April 2017 - 02:12 PM.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 02:05 PM

No starter, just the agave and salt?

 

 

 

 

I just got back from a week long vacation in SoCal. The morning we left, I drove down to National City (section of San Diego) and cleaned out the Vallarta Market of all of their fresh Manzanos, and mailed a 6lb box of them back to my house in CT :)
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I'm really looking forward to this one:
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-3lbs Manzanos
-1/2 cup agave nectar
-1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt

That's it.
"K.I.S.S."

I don't plan on adding anything at all during the final processing/bottling. I'm really aiming for that fantastic straight Manzano flavor. The other 3lbs got halved, seeded, and frozen this morning until the next time I fire up the smoker.

I did leave about a half dozen out to snack on raw (my God, they're delicious!) or to make a few ground sausage and cheese stuffed poppers

 



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 02:11 PM

Yup, (sorry, I just edited my last post) I used a starter. Probiotic powder (Culturelle)
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 02:13 PM

You mean packets like this?

 

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 02:14 PM

Yup, those are the same exact ones I use :)
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 02:36 PM

And you just mix one of those in with the peppers in the container?



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 02:47 PM

I put everything (peppers, any veggies- onion, garlic, carrots, etc.) into the food processor and chop until it's in 1/4" pieces. Transfer everything into a big mixing bowl, then add any sugar (agave nectar, honey, brown sugar, whatever) and stir it all up to get everything coated and sticky. THEN, I add the powdered starter and salt (all "dry" ingredients), and stir it all up again so it binds to the veggies/peppers. Then spoon it all into the (sterilized) jar. Top jar off with brine if necessary

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 02:55 PM

That is going to be one nice ferment. I just bottled something similar, except I added the agave after fermentation. How long will you ferment/age?

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 03:02 PM

Thanks! I usually add a little extra sugar (agave nectar, in this case) right up front to give the LB something to chomp on immediately and get them multiplying ASAP. Another reason I do that is because I tend to go pretty light on the salt.

I usually let 'em run for 90 days, but I'm gonna have a really tough time waiting for this one, haha! I absolutely LOVE Manzanos, but I've never had a Manzano sauce. I'll let it go for at least 60 days though ;)

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 05:35 AM

OOH, I'm a sucker for a good Manzano sauce! Good luck with this one Mike, I wanna know how it comes out. If you like it, let me know... I'd be interested in buying or trading for a bottle. Cheers!


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Posted 15 April 2017 - 07:59 AM

Absolutely, Rick. Sounds like a plan!
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Posted 15 April 2017 - 08:36 AM

but I'm gonna have a really tough time waiting for this one,

 

     If it's any consolation, in a few hours you'll have some pure Scotch bonnet sauce on your doorstep to tide you over! :D



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 08:42 AM

If it's any consolation, in a few hours you'll have some pure Scotch bonnet sauce on your doorstep to tide you over! :D


WOOHOO!!! Christmas in April! :)
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Posted 15 April 2017 - 09:16 AM

...in a few hours you'll have some pure Scotch bonnet sauce on your doorstep...

Speak of the devil...
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Stalker much?
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Posted 15 April 2017 - 10:04 AM

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 10:05 AM

     Hey! I regognize that box! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 01:59 PM

 

     If it's any consolation, in a few hours you'll have some pure Scotch bonnet sauce on your doorstep to tide you over! :D

 

Is it possible for others to share this joy? :)



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Posted 22 April 2017 - 07:27 PM

Got a couple more going today.

Another batch of my Original Recipe (left)
First stab at this next one: Black Cherry Bourbon Vanilla (right)

I'm thinking cheesecake, ice cream, and probably pork. Made with smoked Cappuccino Scotch Bonnets (soaked in bourbon), black cherries, a few red bells, onion, smoked garlic, agave nectar, brown sugar, and sea salt. Gonna add the vanilla at processing

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Group shot of everything I've got going on right now, plus I just got a dozen more airlocks in the mail yesterday ;)
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Thanks for looking, everybody
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