Fermented Hot Sauce Via the Pepper Mash Method (Part 2): Processing & Bottling

The final follow up video to the first video on fermenting peppers, this video covers the final processing, bottling, & labeling of the fermented peppers. Items mentioned in video:pH MeterStar San Sanitizer5 oz Woozy BottlesWoozy Bottle Shrink CapsulesPrintable Labels 00:00 – Intro & Recap01:00 – Finishing Fermentation Batch 103:21 – Measuring pH for Batch 104:43 […]

2022 Crown Point Rib Competition Road Trip

Another year; another contest. It’s time for my annual trip to Crown Point, Indiana for the annual Pentwater Rib Competition. Hoping to regain my title in 2022. This is going to be fun! I used my traveling kamado, a Broil King Keg 5000 attached to my trailer hitch, again to cook three racks of St. […]

Fermented Hot Sauce Via the Pepper Mash Method (Part 1)

End of summer is the time of year where I begin fermenting some of my harvested garden grown peppers in preparation for turning them into bottled hot sauce. This year my harvest consists of Habanero, Tabasco, Melrose, Havasu peppers, and some San Marzano tomatoes. I like to use the pepper mash method instead of a […]

Blanching Sweet Corn with the Spike Brewing Solo Basket

It’s that time of year where Illinois sweet corn is ready to eat and to preserve for eating later. I bought a whole sack (50 ears) this time and didn’t want to do it in batches on my stove, so I pulled out some of my home brewing equipment (a 20 gallon Spike Solo System […]

The Chicago Pizza Pot Pie

If you’ve ever had the pizza pot pie from the Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co., you will appreciate this inspired homemade version. My apologies for the very rough and short recipe. This was filmed in October 2019 and am just now getting this posted. LOL I also ad lib when I cook. I don’t […]