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I really like hot sauce. I've never made my own before, so I want to try doing that. Read more

Norwood, MA Small Batch
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This project was successfully funded on August 8, 2014.

I really like hot sauce. I've never made my own before, so I want to try doing that.

Norwood, MA Small Batch
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I like hot sauce. I mean, I REALLY like hot sauce. (the picture above is my hot sauce bottle collection) I've had sauces that have awesome flavors, and some that have warning labels like "not recommended for use without dilution" and "DO NOT use more than one drop at a time".

BUT....

I have never made my own sauce. You can help make that happen!

I have some ideas of ingredients that I might want to include in my own hot sauce, and I would like to make at least 2 kinds- a mild sauce, made with Jalapeno peppers, and a SUPER hot sauce, made with some combination of Habanero, Bhut Jolokia (ghost pepper), and/or Trinidad Scorpion peppers (or other super hot varieties). I don't want it to be just about the heat though, some of my favorite sauces weren't very spicy, they had a lot of flavor to them too. They can have fruits, vegetables, or something sweet like brown sugar, honey, or molasses. They can be tomato-based, or vinegar-based. There's a lot of choices!

I'm not sure yet if I will grow my own pepper plants, or just buy whole dried peppers/seeds to be used, but otherwise, I will purchase all the ingredients from a local grocery store. I'll be making the sauce in my kitchen, and shipping from the local USPS office.

 Pick a reward level to the right, and we can make some hot sauce!

Stretch goals:

$1000- custom bottle label

I will hire a graphic designer to design custom labels for the sauce bottles. This may have a picture of a fire-breathing dragon, a baboon with a very red ass, or some other funny metaphor related to hot sauce.

$2000- double sauce!

For everyone who gets bottles of hot sauce, I will take your bottles and put them in a Calvin and Hobbes-style duplicator, and you will get DOUBLE the sauce! 

$5000- super hot shot

I will make a video of myself taking a shot (from a full shot glass) of the super hot sauce, and share it with the world. This video may include several minutes of me crying, wiping sweat off my face, drinking lots of milk, and sticking my head in the freezer, along with a running dialogue about how my mouth and stomach are making me want to die. Fun for everyone!

Risks and challenges

Well, I'm lazy. So lazy that I almost didn't go through with this Kickstarter when I realized it would take more than 10 minutes to set it up. However, I am telling all my friends, family, and coworkers about this, so being nagged incessantly for not following through with my idea is a good motivator to get off my ass and do it.

Also i suppose that the sauce that I make could suck and taste horrible, but with my experience having tried so many different sauces, I should be able to figure out what ingredients to use to make something good. I will also personally test each batch of sauce I make before bottling it.

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    1 backer

    You get a special "thank you" tweet. Your name will be seen by as many as 53 followers!

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    2 backers

    Locals only- Mild Sauce.
    If you live in eastern Massachusetts, you can get a bottle of mild sauce from me in person and save us both some money for shipping.

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    1 backer

    Locals only- Super Hot Sauce.
    If you live in eastern Massachusetts, you can get a bottle of super hot sauce from me in person and save us both some money for shipping. Caution: this sauce may melt your face off.

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    1 backer

    You get one bottle of mild hot sauce shipped to you, plus a piece of paper detailing the recipe that I will create, and a "thank you" tweet.

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    Only ships to: United States
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    Pledge $12 or more

    1 backer

    You get one bottle of super hot sauce shipped to you, plus a piece of paper detailing the recipe that I will create, and a "thank you" tweet. Caution: this sauce may melt your face off.

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    Only ships to: United States
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    5 backers

    You get one bottle of mild, and one bottle of super hot sauce shipped to you, plus a piece of paper detailing the recipes that I will create, and a "thank you" tweet.

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    Only ships to: United States
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    2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)

    Same as the $10 reward, but we make your own mild recipe. Nobody else will have the same hot sauce as you!

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    Only ships to: United States
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    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    Same as the $12 reward, but we make your own super hot recipe. Nobody else will have the same super hot sauce as you!

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    Only ships to: United States
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    Pledge $50 or more

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    Limited Edition! You get a signed bottle of sauce (either mild or super hot), which could potentially be worth TENS of dollars once my sauces become as famous as Blair's or Tabasco. You also get to help me make the recipe that will be used, and a "thank you" tweet.

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    Pledge $500 or more

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    I will record a video of myself rubbing the mild sauce in my eyes. I will shout your name in agony while i curl into a fetal position on the floor before running my head under the shower. Also includes 1 *signed* bottle each of mild and super hot, recipes, and "thank you" tweet.

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    Pledge $10,000

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    I will record a video of myself rubbing the SUPER HOT sauce in my eyes. I will shout your name in agony while i curl into a fetal position on the floor before running my head under the shower. Proceeds from this reward level will go towards future eye doctor appointments and cornea replacement surgery if needed. Also includes 1 *signed* bottle each of mild and super hot, recipes, and "thank you" tweet.

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