Insane Hot Sauce
It is interesting to know that the hottest insane hot sauce is not a true sauce but an edible resin made from hot peppers. Peppers are rated on the Scoville Scale that measures the heat produced by capsaicin, the chemical produced by chili peppers.
In 1912, pharmacist Wilbur Scoville used a comparative method to test the heat properties of hot peppers and rated them on a scale of units that bears his name. Today even tough sophisticated machinery are used to test the amount of capsaicin in hot peppers, the scale is still referred to as the “Scoville scale”. Chili peppers are rated for their heat, and many manufacturers list the Scoville units in their hottest hot sauce. Some of the world’s hottest sauces include peppers that range between 50,000 and 1,000,000 Scoville units.
Using the Scoville scale, the hottest peppers include:
- Jolokia and Naga peppers top out at 300,000 to 1,000,000 units.
- The Habanero and Red Savina can contain up to 300,000 units of heat.
- The Chile tepin and Thai peppers have about 100,000 heat units.
- Tabasco, Pequin, and Cayenne are rated between 30,000 and 50,000
- Negro, Ancho, Pasilla, Rocotillo, Cascabel, Guajillo, Jalapeno, Mirasol, Serrano, and De Arbol chili peppers range from 1,500 to 30,000 units respectively.
- The New Mexico, Anaheim and Mulato peppers can range from 500 to 1,000 units.
- The cherry pepper is mild with only 100.
Insanity Hot Sauces
Using the Scoville scale some of the hottest insane hot sauces include:
- Blair's 16 Million Reserve, 6 am, T-99, B-99 and Caldera all created as specialty hot sauces are actually pepper crystals and resins; they should be kept out of reach of children, pets and away from eyes. All of Blair’s specialty pepper resins were created in small quantities with limited production runs. Blair's Pure Death Hot Sauce made with Jolokia, Habanero peppers, Chili Pods, and Hawaiian red salt is recommended by Blair’s for fish and seafood dishes.
- Pyro Diablo Infernally Hot Sauce is a concentrated hot sauce, and it is recommended that you use it by the drop. Created with pepper extract, this hottest of the hot sauces contains over a million Scoville units.
- Mad Dog 357 Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce is made with Bhut Jolokia peppers, vinegar and chili extract, while Mad Dog 357 Pure Ghost Hot Sauce contains no chili extract, but includes Habanero, PeriPeri peppers, and garlic.
- Dave's Ghost Pepper Naga Jolokia Hot Sauce and Dave's Insanity Jolokia Hot Sauce are created with Ghost and Naga Jolokia peppers, capsaicin extract, and garlic. These varieties of the hottest hot sauces offer a flavor as well as intense heat.
- Da' Bomb Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce is the most recent addition to the Da’ Bomb series of extremely hot, hot sauces. Made with Ghost, Jolokia Chili, and Habanero peppers Da’ Bomb adds lime juice and mango puree to this line of products.
- Pure Cap tops out at 500,000 Scoville units, and experts consider it an extreme heat hot sauce. Containing only capsaicin and vegetable oil a few drops is all it takes to set your favorite recipe on fire.
- Demon Ichor named for its extreme heat is touted to be 2,000,000 Scoville units hot and is created of pure pepper extract. Caution is advised due to the potency of this world’s hottest insane hot sauce.
When using some of the hottest insane hot sauces it is possible to accidentally use too much, and for those times it may be helpful to know how to cool off your mouth. Ice cold beverages including water, milk and soda can help cool down an accidental overdose of capsaicin. Dairy products including ice cream have been known to be helpful when faced with insanity hot sauce overload.
Choosing the hottest insane hot sauce for cooking, or use as a condiment, should include reading the ingredients list. The hotter the pepper, the hotter the sauce, but keep in mind that other ingredients may add flavor, as well as hot. In addition, there are plenty of insanely hot sauces to choose from that are pure capsaicin.
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