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Craft Hot Sauce Podcast

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The Craft Hot Sauce podcast is a podcast for hot sauce lovers, entrepreneurs, and anyone interested in learning more about the stories and inspiration behind craft hot sauces. Brian Ruhlmann the host of the podcast started the website and blog in 2014 and has been interviewing hot … read more

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Bruce from Hoots Sauce on Scottish fire roasted fermented hot sauce

December 31st, 2021


Hoots Sauce Co is a Scottish hand-crafted small batch hot sauce. Bruce Clyne-Watson joins the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast and shares how his venture was born out of a passion for fire, foods and spice.

He describes their …

Riffing on hot sauce this summer and harvest season

October 9th, 2021


Normally the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast interviews hot sauce makers all over the world. This episode is more of a riff from Brian the host about some of the things his hot sauce company Craic Sauce got up this summer.

Tim of Hot Heads Official on growing chili peppers and making spicy collabs

June 30th, 2021


Tim Myers, founder of Hot Heads Official, has always loved to create. Shortly after getting into brewing craft beer at home to exercise his creativity, Tim saw the similarities between the world of craft beer and the …

Debra Sandler of Bazodee on Caribbean-inspired pepper sauces

June 3rd, 2021


Debra Sandler is a doer. She is a perfect example of someone with high ambitions who has never forgotten her family and her roots. With over 30 years of experience in corporate America, she has now turned her focus to …

Trini Pepper Sauce on sharing Grandma's recipe and Trinidadian flavor

May 12th, 2021


Mustafa, Mikkal, Josh and Chima from Trini Pepper Sauce join the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast. Mustafa and Mikkal are first generation Americans, with their parents and sister being born in Trinidad.

On the podcast they …

Erica of Queen Majesty Hot Sauce

March 24th, 2021


Erica says she was the different one.

At a young age, Erica loved drawing and art and knew she wanted to end up in NYC. She arrived there for the …

Poor Devil Pepper Co. on fermented hot sauce and sourcing local

March 10th, 2021


Laura and Jared of Poor Devil Pepper Company join the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast and share their journey with starting their fermented hot sauce company.

Topics on the podcast how they got started with fermentation, …

Caroline Pam and Tim Wilcox on starting Kitchen Garden Farm

February 24th, 2021


Tim and Caroline of Kitchen Garden Farm join the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast to share their journey starting their farm in Western Massachusetts in 2006 …

Phil on growing chili peppers with hydroponics

February 10th, 2021


Phil comes on the Craft Hot Sauce Pod to share his experiences with hydroponics and growing chili peppers. Phil is a hobbyist gardener that got deep …

David Delcourt of Seed Ranch Flavor Co on umami flavor and scaling

January 29th, 2021


David Delcourt from Seed Ranch Flavor Co, joins the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast. David shares his entrepreneurial journey, starting two renewable energy based ventures before starting Seed Ranch Flavor Company in 2017 in …

Paul and Tasia of Big Red's Hot Sauce on their entrepreneurial journey

October 30th, 2020


Episode 34 of the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast features Paul and Tasia Ford from Big Red's Hot Sauce in Phoenix, Arizona.

When asked if they play music …

David of Hab Sauce on creating unique hot sauce recipes

September 1st, 2020


David van Overeem of Hab Sauce in Portland, Oregon joins the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast. Their Spicy Sweet Soy Sauce won the People's Choice World Favorite Hot Sauce award at Old Boney Mountain Hot Summer Night this year.

Brian of Craic Sauce and Craft Hot Sauce on creating a hot sauce community

August 20th, 2020


In this crossover episode The 495 Podcast interviews Brian from and Craic Sauce exploring the world of hot sauce and chili peppers.

Paula of River City Flame on bringing Hong Kong flavors stateside

August 11th, 2020


Paula Horne is the owner of River City Flame, a craft hot sauce company in Richmond, Virginia. Paula shares how her travels led her to try to emulate …

Geoff of Sabarac on the science and art of hot sauce and chili fermentation

July 23rd, 2020


Geoff Barker, fermented hot sauce specialist and owner of Sabarac (Brisbane, Australia) joins the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast.

Geoff has created a wide …

Former NFL standout Reggie Kelly of KYVAN Foods on starting a CPG company after retirement

July 1st, 2020


Reggie Kelly from KYVAN Foods comes on the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast. Reggie was a standout football player coming out of Aberdeen Mississippi, going on to play football at Mississippi State and then having a 13 year …

Dan of Small Axe Peppers on the relationship between community gardens and hot sauce

May 1st, 2020


Dan Fitzgerald of Small Axe Peppers comes on the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast. Small Axe Peppers is a community and mission forward company that makes delicious hot sauces from working with community growers across 15 cities …

Allan of Sacred Sauce on travel, music, media and hot sauce

April 23rd, 2020


On this episode of the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast, Brian speaks with Allan Price of Sacred Sauce. Allan is the owner and founder at Sacred Sauce @sacredsauce

As the interviewer who also has a young hot sauce company, I …

Josh and John of Old Bones Chili Co on creating delectable smoked habnero hot sauce

February 29th, 2020


Old Bones Chill Co is a Sydney, Australia based craft hot sauce company. Josh their founder started OB Chilli Co after 12 years of experience as a chef with help from OB Chilli Co crew members John, Denise and Sam.

Mikey V of Mikey V's Foods on tips for cooking hot sauce

October 30th, 2019


Mikey Vee from Mikey V’s Foods out of Georgetown, Texas comes onto the Craft Hot Sauce podcast. You can try Mikey V’s newest hot sauce, Sam’s Sauce on

You can learn more about Mikey V’s Foods and Hot …

Greg from Inferno Farms on lessons learned as a chef and breaking Carolina Reaper record

July 7th, 2019


Owner of Inferno Farms and holder of the world record for most Carolina Reaper pepper eaten in one minute, Greg Foster, comes on the craft hot sauce …

Stacy of Secret Aardvark on the story behind the OG craft hot sauce

July 1st, 2019


Stacy Moritz of Secret Aardvark Trading Co comes on the Craft Hot Sauce podcast. Secret Aardvark was founded in 2004 by creative and culinary genius …

Sufia from Silly Chilly Hot Sauce on leaving fashion to pursue her passion of food

May 29th, 2019


Sufia Hossain the Founder of Silly Chilly Hot Sauce in Queens, New York comes on the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast. Sufia moved to New York from Bangladesh at the age of 12. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of …

Chef Nino on agriculture and partnering with rural farmers in Zimbabwe

March 31st, 2019


Chef Nino is a chef, farmer, entrepreneur in Zimbabwe. Nino comes from a farming background and has founded AGRIOLA which works with rural farmers by providing them with seeds, drip kits and resources to farm.

He's been …

Thom of Voodoo Chile Sauces on creating a line of unforgettable hot sauces

January 27th, 2019


Thom Toth of Voodoo Chile Sauces comes on the Craft Hot Sauce podcast. Thom has been making gourmet hot sauces since 2012, but his sauces are unique and different than most other craft hot sauce companies. His Porcus …

Bret and Elijah on the father and son business journey of growing Elijah's Xtreme

January 23rd, 2019


Elijah and Bret from Elijah's Xtreme Hot Sauce come on the Craft Hot Sauce podcast. The father and son company is located in Charlotte, North …

Jen and Oli of Disco Hot Sauce on beats, DJing and making sauce in South East London

November 20th, 2018


Disco Hot Sauce from South East London comes on the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast. Oli and Jen started making it after a late night out and now they have a kickstarter to continue growing Disco Hot Sauce. Enjoy our …

The journey and lessons from four hot sauce companies trying to trademark their brand

October 31st, 2018


Four different craft hot sauce companies had four different journeys as they approached registering a trademark for their hot sauce brand.

This is a different type of episode with four different interviews talking about …

Dave of Silagy Sauce on starting a fire roasted hot sauce company with his sons

October 1st, 2018


Silagy Sauce is makes delicious hot sauces in Vancouver, Washington. They focus on having fresh ingredients and smoke and roast their peppers to make …

President Dr. Ali Houshmand of Rowan University on making hot sauce for student scholarships

July 30th, 2018


Dr. Ali Houshmand is the President of Rowan University and creator of Houshmand's Hazardous Hot Sauce. All proceeds from the hot sauce go towards an …

Matt and Cath of Hoss Soss on Costa Rican inspired flavors and the Oregon sauce community

June 17th, 2018


Catharine and Matt from Hoss Soss come on Episode 14 of the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast. The journey started in Costa Rica, but they are now located and operating in Salem, Oregon.

You can find our more about them on their …

Jay of Burns & McCoy on making the leap to full time sauce making and creating super hot hot sauces

May 31st, 2018


Jay Turner from Burns and McCoy comes on the Craft Hot Sauce podcast. Burns and McCoy is an award winning hot sauce company out of Colorado with a …

Smokin' Ed Currie of Puckerbutt Pepper Company on creating the world's hottest pepper

April 20th, 2018


Smokin' Ed Currie from PuckerButt Pepper Company comes on the Craft Hot Sauce podcast. Ed Currie is the creator of the Carolina Reaper pepper and …

Gene of Karma Sauce on getting their hot sauce on Hot Ones and scaling

March 29th, 2018


Gene from Karma Sauce comes on the Craft Hot Sauce podcast. Karma Sauce is located in Rochester, NY and Gene grows all his own peppers. Gene talks about what happens to your business when your sauce is featured on Hot …

Chris from Char Man Brand on designing sick labels and cranking out flavorful hot sauces

February 22nd, 2018


Chris from Char Man Bran comes on the Craft Hot Sauce podcast. After following him for years, it was great to learn more behind the story of Char Man …

Steve Seabury of High River Sauces Presents on putting on the biggest and best hot sauce events

January 31st, 2018


Steve Seabury from High River Sauces comes onto the Craft Hot Sauce podcast. High River Sauces puts on the best hot sauce expos and hosts them in Brooklyn, Anaheim, Portland, Albuquerque, Chicago, and will be soon …

Tim from Pepplish on early days and advice starting a hot sauce company

January 22nd, 2018


I'm joined by Tim Fraczak from Pepplish in Queens, New York. We dive into some stories starting his hot sauce company, sourcing peppers from John …

Tm from Paulman Acre on experimenting with beer and mushrooms in hot sauces

January 4th, 2018


Tim Paulman of Paulman Acre joins the Craft Hot Sauce podcast. Tim talks about some lessons learned starting a hot sauce company and expands on his …

Ben from Benito's Hot Sauce on sourcing ingredients from farms for flavorful hot sauces

December 17th, 2017


Ben from Benito's Hot Sauce joins Brian on this podcast episode. Benito's is a small batch hot sauce company located in Montpelier, VT and Ben has a lot to share about sourcing ingredients and making connections with …

Kyle from Hella Hot Hot Sauce on creative hot sauce collaborations

April 7th, 2016


Kyle Colson is the owner of Hella Hot Hot Sauce out of Campbell, California. Brian and Kyle talk about Hot Sauce marketing, Steve Seabury's Hot Sauce …

Jojo of Jojo's Sriracha on why she lives hard and gives a fuck, and why you should too!

March 19th, 2016


Jojo's Sriracha is a small batch specialty hot sauce company out of the food-crazed Denver, Colorado. Jojo's focus on healthy and delicious food is …

Bob Ferretti from Caldo Hot Sauce on giving back through hot sauce

March 19th, 2016


Bob Ferretti from Hot Sauce 4 Good joins the Craft Hot Sauce podcast. Bob and Brian talk about the steps from moving to a hobbyist hot sauce maker to …

Fabian of Pika Pika on Venezuelan cuisine and Berlin chilli sauce

March 16th, 2016


Brian of Craft Hot Sauce interviews Fabian Rueda of Pika Pika Hot Sauce. Fabian and his colleague Diego are the co-owners of the Berlin hot sauce …

Jonathan of Crazy Bastard Sauce on spicing up Irish cooking and tips for hot sauce making

March 16th, 2016


Brian of Craft Hot Sauce meets and interviews Jonathan O'Reilly of Crazy Bastard Sauce, and artisinal hot sauce company located in Berlin.

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