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".
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!
$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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Supply and Demand... very hot peppers are more expensive than Jalapenos, so it'll cost more to make, plus there probably will be fewer people getting the super hot sauce.
If you're crazy enough to pay for it, I'm crazy enough to do it!
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