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jhc

Member Since 02 Dec 2013
Offline Last Active Jul 02 2018 05:37 AM

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In Topic: Tabasco Video

02 July 2018 - 05:37 AM

I've seen a few "IIRC" posts about the tabasco manufacturing process so I googled a few videos and this one covers all the bases.  Found this very informative especially because I am ditching cooking methods for my sauces.  

 

Basically Tabasco is an open air ferment with some parchment paper over the top of the mash to prevent discoloration.  The barrels are closed with a layer of salt over the top to sop up the overflow from the initial fermentation.  The salt solidifies where the seepage occurs. I think wax paper should do the job for my ferments. :)

 

amazing it takes 3+ years of fermenting to make a sauce so crappy


In Topic: Separation in Hot Sauce After Cooking

02 July 2018 - 05:12 AM

Separation is normal. You can try and find some xanthan gum if you want to next time. 

 

As for cooking, I wouldn't buy a sauce in Bangkok that needed refrigeration the whole time, but you know your customers better than I do.


In Topic: Straight-up Habanero Louisiana style hot sauce

02 July 2018 - 05:06 AM

Sounds like a good sauce but just an FYI: "Louisiana style" pretty much means a Cayenne (plus salt and vinegar, nothing else) sauce. Habanero is not Louisiana style.


In Topic: My improvised sauce - is it safe?

12 May 2018 - 05:46 AM

You're living dangerously with the open air fermentation...I would be concerned with food poisoning with this method. 

"Food poisoning" due to which microbes? Specifically? That you can link specifically to open air fermentation.

 

Thanks in advance.


In Topic: Carolina Reaper pepper causes thunderclap headache

16 April 2018 - 01:40 AM

 

 

That’s never been diagnosed after eating hot peppers before, but Turkish doctors have reported a heart attack in a young man who took cayenne pepper pills.

 

Isn't there some idiot on this forum from Turkey who tries to get his friends to eat hot peppers and have diarrhea on busses?