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    Default Does Hot Sauce need refrigeration?

    Just wondering if the hot sauce (aka Tabasco) I keep at my desk at work should really be refrigerated? Its not in a bottle, it comes from the lunch room in a 2oz cup with lid. (I know its 2 ounces because it says so right on it)

    Anyway, the sauce rarely lasts more than two days or so. Maybe over the weekend sometimes.

    Just wondering.


    BTW, those orange colored "cheese crackers w/peanut butter" are really great with hot sauce. Got addicted to them.
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    Default Re: Does Hot Sauce need refrigeration?

    Nah. Most food places around here have them on the tables until they're empty. Not too many critters can live in a bottle of Tobasco!
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    Default Re: Does Hot Sauce need refrigeration?

    I store all of my hot sauces behind my stove, have for years, and the worsth that happen is they separate and I have to shake them before using them. Never noticed any kind of taste change in any of them. I even store 'red devil' sauce the same way, and it isn't that hot, mainly a nice spicey flavor.

    Would saltines and hot sauce produce the same flavor? I'm always looking for a new hot sauce snack recipe.

    Are you sure it is going bad or is it just separating? Even pure habenero will separate over time.
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    Default Re: Does Hot Sauce need refrigeration?

    There is enough vinegar in Tobasco to kill off most anything. That goes for most other potions similar to Tobasco.

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    Default Re: Does Hot Sauce need refrigeration?

    I keep my hot sauce in the fridge, but only because I use it in bloody marys. My dad keeps his in the cupboard.

    As for a hot sauce snack, Franks Red Hot Wing Sauce with Bugles Original chips.
    Works with other sauces, but we like it with the wing sauce the best.
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    Default Re: Does Hot Sauce need refrigeration?

    Louisiana Hot sauce does not need refrigeration, Tabasco doesn't either. I keep mine in the fridge though, not sure why. lol

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    Default Re: Does Hot Sauce need refrigeration?

    I used to never refrigerate my tabasco sauce, but then I read somewhere it loses flavor if it's not refrigerated, so I do now. The way I use it, probably wouldn't make a difference with the little bottles, but now my wife gets these big coke bottle sized tabascos from Cosco.

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    Default Re: Does Hot Sauce need refrigeration?

    All vinegar based sauces are preserved (pickled) no refrigeration necessary. I would however suggest you buy yourself a store bought bottle with a secure lid and all for your desk.

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    Default Re: Does Hot Sauce need refrigeration?

    Spoilage is not an issue, but taste quality and color are. Some sauces will loose both if not refrigerated.

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    Default Re: Does Hot Sauce need refrigeration?

    Quote Originally Posted by ehenry View Post
    There is enough vinegar in Tobasco to kill off most anything. That goes for most other potions similar to Tobasco.
    POTIONS Are you SERIOUSLY reducing the sacred hot sauce to a mere potion? But, NO, it doesn't have to be refrigerated, around here it doesn't last long enough to get to fridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowkee View Post
    I store all of my hot sauces behind my stove, have for years, and the worsth that happen is they separate and I have to shake them before using them. Never noticed any kind of taste change in any of them. I even store 'red devil' sauce the same way, and it isn't that hot, mainly a nice spicey flavor.

    Would saltines and hot sauce produce the same flavor? I'm always looking for a new hot sauce snack recipe.

    Are you sure it is going bad or is it just separating? Even pure habenero will separate over time.
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    Default Re: Does Hot Sauce need refrigeration?

    as long as its not based on mayo for a thickener.
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    Default Re: Does Hot Sauce need refrigeration?

    Quote Originally Posted by rbh View Post
    Want a good one-
    2tsp coriander seeds
    1/2tsp caraway or cummin seeds
    3-4medium green chilies, finnaly chopped (halepino)
    4tsp sugar
    2tsp salt
    1 piece lemon grass, 3 inches
    1 piece ginger 3/4 inch peeled and finely choppped
    3 cloves garlic crushed
    4 shallots or 1 onion finely chopped
    hand blender up in a cup
    what you dont use freeze, take sa needed.
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    Mmmmm that sounds yummy!

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    Default Re: Does Hot Sauce need refrigeration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark42 View Post


    BTW, those orange colored "cheese crackers w/peanut butter" are really great with hot sauce. Got addicted to them.
    Let me get this right crackers/peanut butter and hot sauce. Humm are you pregnant That's quit the mix of tastes.

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    Default Re: Does Hot Sauce need refrigeration?

    Franks Red Hot Sauce, I put that S*** on Everything.

    Really I do.

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    Default Re: Does Hot Sauce need refrigeration?

    Franks is great stuff, no doubt. good on panfried shrimp, chicken and BIG hamburgers. if you got a place that serves it, excellent on chicken 'n' waffles.

    read the label, if it needs to be refrigerated it will usually say so. some sauces are ok on a shelf until they get opened, but then need to be in the fridge after opening

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    Default Re: Does Hot Sauce need refrigeration?

    You may not believe this (Heck I may not be right!?!) but you don't even have to refrigerate ketchup.
    Most people are going to do whatever they want. What I find entertaining is how people justify what they do!!

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    Default Re: Does Hot Sauce need refrigeration?

    Quote Originally Posted by scipper77 View Post
    You may not believe this (Heck I may not be right!?!) but you don't even have to refrigerate ketchup.
    Nope. Nor mustard, nor A1, nor Cattlemans, lots of others. potential of hydrogen, it's all in the potential of hydrogen.

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    Default Re: Does Hot Sauce need refrigeration?

    I don't know about keeping it refrigerated or a good recipe, but my favorite hot sauce is Tapatio, hot, but with excellent flavor. Oh yeah, it's dirt cheap too, a 1qt bottle at the store is $4-5 (or from their store 12 quart bottles for $30).

    I guess my quirkiest thing for hot sauce is french fries, hamburgers too....
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    Default Re: Does Hot Sauce need refrigeration?

    Quote Originally Posted by fishrdan View Post
    I don't know about keeping it refrigerated or a good recipe, but my favorite hot sauce is Tapatio, hot, but with excellent flavor. Oh yeah, it's dirt cheap too, a 1qt bottle at the store is $4-5 (or from their store 12 quart bottles for $30).

    I guess my quirkiest thing for hot sauce is french fries, hamburgers too....
    Hey Me too! One of my favorites. Tapatio is water based and is a bit hotter then Franks..... I think it is a great bargain. My wife found it in quart size at a store.
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    Default Re: Does Hot Sauce need refrigeration?

    Read the fine print. Sometimes "Refrigerate after opening" is in an obscure location. I'm surprises sometimes to find such places on the label or lid that messages is hidden. When in doubt don't leave it out.
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    Default Re: Does Hot Sauce need refrigeration?

    My Texas Pete, Cholula Garlic, and Trappey's pepper vinegar all live in the same cupboard next to the stove. Rarely do any of these last more than a month or so since we use these nearly every day.


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    Default Re: Does Hot Sauce need refrigeration?

    If you can find it, try ENDORPHIN RUSH , REAL GOOD!!!! It used to be at the local grocery but I haven't seen it in a while. Come to think of it the Mate hasn't had me shopping in a while either.....Hmmm.
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    Default Re: Does Hot Sauce need refrigeration?

    If you want to try a hot sauce that is a little different, get a bottle of "Vietnamese" hot sauce. Its not too hot, and has a different flavor than most.
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    Default Re: Does Hot Sauce need refrigeration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark42 View Post
    If you want to try a hot sauce that is a little different, get a bottle of "Vietnamese" hot sauce. Its not too hot, and has a different flavor than most.
    Are you talking about Sriracha, with the rooster art on the bottle? That is good stuff.

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