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Craft Hot Sauce Podcast

46 EpisodesProduced by Craft Hot SauceWebsite

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


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

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 world of craft hot sauce, and quickly began growing his own peppers. Just three years ago, Tim made his first batch of hot sauce at home, and he hasn’t looked back since.

Hot Heads Official, the brand Tim started when he began selling his sauce commercially, currently has a line of 12 hot sauces, ranging from the mild Fresno pepper-based Hawaiin Express to the super hot Scoville Scalé featuring 7 Pot and Trinidad Scorpion peppers. As if that wasn’t enough, Tim is also selling unique and original spice blends, hot pretzels, spicy stroopwafels, and hot candied nuts.

On the podcast Tim talks about the motivations for starting his hot sauce company and what his work looks like today. Much of his energy is focused on his peppers, which he grows himself. We talk about the benefits of planting early and planting a lot, the logistics with processing and freezing peppers, how to use heat mats, and when to start planting for the year.

In addition to growing his own peppers, Tim stays very busy with collaborations. Many of his products are team efforts with local companies and small shops, such as Smoke & Pickles Artisan Butcher Shop, the Stroopie Co., Sweet G’s Bakery, 7 Pot Club, and most recently, Honey Bee Friendly. He discusses the benefits of collaborations and the unique products that have come from them.

It’s safe to say that Tim is a very busy man, and Hot Heads Official is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. Tim’s story as a hot sauce aficionado-turned-entrepreneur is inspiring to say the least, proving that even in a short amount of time, the right amount of passion and creativity can create wonderfully unique and hot products for everyone to enjoy.

To learn more about Hot Head Official, visit their website at

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