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#1 cmwr

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 07:34 AM

Does anyone every make a sauce they like but they just don't like the color? If so do you add something to change the color only that doesn't affect the taste? I wish my habanero sauce wasn't so orange and had more deep red tones. Maybe I am overthinking this and should leave the natural color alone...........


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 08:09 AM

Beet juice for red. A little dollop. That's it.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 08:11 AM

Beet juice for red. A little dollop. That's it.

 

Cool thanks. What about food coloring? Can you buy beet juice in a bottle? I guess I have never seen it.



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 08:14 AM

Buy a can of beets. Open it. Take out some juice ;)
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Posted 12 December 2017 - 08:15 AM

Buy a can of beets. Open it. Take out some juice ;)

 

Oh ok! Gotcha! I thought maybe there was beet juice either for drinking or cooking. I didn't know lol. If you put the juice in a sealed container and put in the fridge, How long can it last before it goes bad? I mean to use for future batches.


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 08:20 AM

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 10:59 AM

I'd leave it bright orange! Why mute it? So many red sauces and beet juice will mute it a bit because you are adding red to orange, not red to yellow which would be brighter red.



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 11:01 AM

Use red habs



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 11:07 AM

A can of beets will be beet colored water and salt not beet juice. You can literally buy a beet and use or yes you can buy the juice as well, and yes, natural food coloring as well.



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 11:09 AM

Hog leg in my area I am lucky to even find habaneros at all. I find them in the city stores and they are all orange.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 11:10 AM

Hot pepper I like the food coloring idea. All I want is more attractive color. Natural?? Is that like the standard tones brand you can buy in any grocery store?

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 11:13 AM

Look online. Red is usually beet juice but it is concentrated so you just need a couple drops.



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 02:41 PM

I'm kind of on the side of leaving the color the way it is. I really like the color of oranges, greens and yellows. As hot pepper mentioned, there are already so many red sauces out there (for obvious reasons).



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 02:55 PM

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 03:11 PM

Or, go to health food store, buy a 16oz bottle of pure beet juice, at home boil it down to a concentrate/syrup for coloring (PS. it usually has 1% lemon as preservative which should not be of issue).



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 03:11 PM

I'm kind of on the side of leaving the color the way it is. I really like the color of oranges, greens and yellows. As hot pepper mentioned, there are already so many red sauces out there (for obvious reasons).


Thats a good point. I think people expect a hot sauce to be ready in color. I know I always have but thats because you see more red sauces in anything else.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 03:19 PM

Not to mention that people with "discerning taste" might question why an orange hab sauce is red. That's assuming that you you would ever try to market it though. If it's just for home use and giving out to your buddies, then do whatever you want with it :cheers:



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 03:34 PM

Post your sauce we want to see the color. :)



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 03:58 PM

Good point on the pic. Maybe it really does look terrible haha



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 04:15 PM

I suppose it has a lot to do with what shade of red you're looking for.

Beet juice will give you a deep red color.

Red food coloring will give orange a reddish-brown tint.

 

I've seen some very bright colors in the stores over the last couple of years around Easter time but never had the nerve to try them.

 

Good luck on whatever you try.....lets see some before and after pics






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