ABOUT US


Scorch Garden is a producer of ultra hot hot sauces in Pittsburgh, PA. It is the combination of horticulture, food science, artistry, and information technology with a massive injection of ambition.

Our sauces are a blend of 9 different peppers aged with garlic and onions and given an herb infused vinegar backbone. Scorch Garden ultra hot hot sauces are around 55% pure pepper mash by volume which pack a devastating punch of heat with an irresistibly seductive flavor.

They are crafted with the advanced addict in mind. Amateur hour is over. We take what we do very seriously and want to create the pefect sauce, which can only be done if things are kept pure, practical, and over the top.

THE SIX (6) THINGS THAT DEFINE US ARE:

  • First and foremost, we organically grow all own peppers, garlic, onions, and herbs ourselves.
    We never use any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or weed killers in our gardens or use any artificial preservatives, favorings, colors, extracts, or any thickening agents in our sauces. Our sauces are pure and sustainable from seed to bottle.

  • Our ultra hot hot sauces are crafed with the advanced addict in mind.
    They are made from the hottest peppers-Carolina Reaper, Ghost Pepper, Trinidad Scorpion, Red Habanero, as well as, cayenne, Serrano, Jalapeno, Hungarian Wax, and Pepperoncini are aged with garlic and onion and blended with an herb infused vinegar backbone.
    They are outrageously hot and exceedingly flavorful.

    We can’t stress enough that we grow our own ingredients so we know exactly what is going into our sauces. Each pepper we use was specifically chosen for their individual properties and flavor profiles which makes for the best tasting ultra hot hot sauces. Hands down.

  • Supplies are limited.
    Since there is only one growing season per year, we only do one production run per year. Available for a limited time late fall and early winter, once they are gone, there won't be any more until next year. Get 'em while you can.

    That also means from year to year, like vintage wines, the sauces take on a slightly different character based on pepper mixes and growing conditions.

  • We offer three different label graphics for each sauce.
    One facet of our artistic side creates a variety of graphic labels and nick names for our sauces. Bottle art is a fun aspect of hot sauce collecting, and part of the history of Scorch Garden is 20+ years of graphic design experience. So it only makes sense that we create three (3) different designs for each sauce. From ominous to humorous, we really enjoyed putting together each label for you to collect. Some like the wacky, some prefer the more ominous. What is ON the bottle doesn't change what is IN the bottle.

  • Everything is done by hand.
    From sprout to label, we are involved every step of the way. We grow, harvest, wash, pack, blend, cook, bottle, and package ourselves. We know every pepper plant, every herb bunch, every pot we stir, every bottle we put a cap on, we are there making sure the love is there.

  • Our sauces are a clean food.
    We never use any extracts, artificial preservatives, thickening agents of any kind, colorings or manufactured flavorings. They are naturally vegan and gluten free with no added sugar. We only use peppers (and tomatillos and pineapple and ginger), vinegar, water, salt, garlic, onion, herbs and natural fermentation cultures. This makes Scorch Garden ultra hot hot sauces insanely hot and unbelievably tasty.
GARDEN
Our garden is our foundation. Without it, there's nowhere for the scorch to be grown. We cherish each inch of it and treat it like the delicate ecosystem it is.

It all starts with the soil. Its not dirt, its layers upon layers of compost and mulch, fertile and full of life. We never use any synthetic or petroleum based fertilizers, pesticides, or weed killers.

Compost prevents and solves all plant problems. MORE >>

Mycorrhizae thrive when there is lots of organic material in the soil.

This is why we don't use pesticides. MORE >>

The ever vigilant final line of defense against critters.

Flowers in the garden are pretty and functional.

Our system grows the best peppers. MORE >>

We grow nine varieties of peppers, several different kinds of herbs, garlic, onions, and flowers.
MEET THE PEPPERS >>

Check us out on the INSTAGRAM for more images of the garden.



Carolina Reaper

Ghost Chili

Trinidad Scorpion

Red Habanero

Louisiana Cayenne

Serrano

Jalapeno

Hungarian Wax

Greek Pepperoncini

Garden
SAUCES
Our sauces are made with the hottest and most flavorful peppers that we can organically grow. Each recipe has been carefully crafted with the advanced addict in mind. Do not get in or on eyes, ears, nose, or private parts-yours or anyone else's.



The peppers we use are Carolina Reaper, Ghost Pepper, Trinidad Scorpion, Red Habanero, Cayenne, Serrano, Jalapeno, Hungarian Wax, and Pepperoncini.

They are aged with garlic and onion and then blended with an herb-infused vinegar. Savory, hot, tangy, and spicy, these sauces deliver on so many levels. You have to be careful; using them can become habit forming. Due to the fact that some people are unable to control their impulses, bottles of Scorch Garden sauces end up missing after sharing them with close friends or even family, in some tragic instances.
True story.

Since there is only one growing season for us per year, we can only have one production run per year. Because we do everything ourselves, we have a limited quantity of sauces and once they are gone, they are gone until next year. It is first come first serve.
FORUMULA #1
GREEN RECIPE
AUTUMN HARVEST
PG18 (2018 Offering)
SMOKED XXX (2017 Offering)

FORMULA #1



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This is our flagship red sauce. Beyond hot, this sauce is 55% pure pepper mash by volume.
Ultra hot peppers are blended with an herb-infused vinegar that feature sage and basil. A true chili head's perfect sauce.
We give this to people we like. We give this to people we don't like. We make no apologies for this sauce. It is INGORANGLY hot. The thing is, it has as much flavor as it does heat, which makes it hard to stop eating.

Heat Index: 11/10

Ingredients: * aged ultra hot chili peppers,vinegar, water, salt, garlic, onion, spices

*Ripe: Carolina Reaper, Ghost Pepper, Trinidad Scorpion, Red Habanero, Cayenne, Serrano


GREEN RECIPE



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A unique combination of several hot and mild green chilies are cut with tomatillo and blended with lime basil and other aromatics. There may be some green habanaeros or a ghost chili haunting the sauce, but that's what happens. Tangy and spicy with a great citrus flavor, this is the boldest salsa verde you have ever had.

Heat Index: 7.5/10

Ingredients: * aged ultra hot chili peppers, tomatillo, vinegar, water, salt, garlic, onion, spices

* Ripe and unripe: Carolina Reaper, Ghost Pepper, Trinidad Scorpion, Red Habanero, Cayenne, Serrano, Jalapeno, Hungarian Wax, Pepperoncini



AUTUMN HARVEST



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When shadows grow long early in the day and there is a chill in the air, the end of the growing season is upon us. Before the bitter frost snuffs out the life of our peppers, the pods are harvested, ripe or not and put into this bottle. Every pepper we grow, in every stage of development is in this sauce. Every flavor each variety can produce is represented in each drop along with garlic, onion, and herbs.

There is no formula or ratio of peppers, just whatever the land offers us this time around. Some years, a few bushes grow sweeter peppers while other bushes have blisteringly hot fruits. We are very proud of this sauce and the joyful pain it brings. Like our other sauces, this is ultra hot. The inexperienced will find it overwhelming. Be sure you are honest with yourself about your heat tolerance, this isn't amateur hour.

Heat Index: 9/10
Ingredients: * aged ultra hot chili peppers, vinegar, water, salt, garlic, onion, spices

* Ripe and unripe: Carolina Reaper, Ghost Pepper, Trinidad Scorpion, Red Habanero, Cayenne, Serrano, Jalapeno, Hungarian Wax, Pepperoncini




PG18 (2018 Offering)



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Every year, we create a recipe that will only be made once. This year, we came up with a pineapple and ginger sauce that will blow your mind. Fresh, pungent, a hint of sweet, and of course, insanely hot. Not quite as hot as a few other sauces we make, but just as addictive.

The tang of the pineapple and punch of crisp ginger combined with the heat and flavors of Reapers, Scorpions, and Serrano (among others), make for such a pucker popping experience. This one is not going to last long, so get your bottles while you can.

Heat Index: 8/10

Ingredients: * aged ultra hot chili peppers, vinegar, pineapple, water, salt, ginger, garlic, onion, spices

* Ripe and unripe: Carolina Reaper, Ghost Pepper, Trinidad Scorpion, Red Habanero, Cayenne, Serrano, Jalapeno, Hungarian Wax, Pepperoncini




SMOKED XXX (2017 Offering)



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The peppers are picked, washed, then immediately smoked for hours over fallen branches that are collected from our cider tree and our maples. One drop of this sauce, and you will think you are eating combustion. First however, you will get the smooth flavors of smoked Cayenne, Habanero, Serrano, maybe even some Jalapeno. Garlic, herbs, onion, tang, then...heat. Reaper, Ghost, Scorpion heat. Smoke, heat, savory, tang, everything starts to increase as your entire mouth reacts to the barrage of flavors and sensations. Soon, things start to die down, the heat lingers, still spreading, but getting more and more tolerable.

This sauce is guaranteed to burn as much on the way out as it does in. That's just how we do things at Scorch Garden.

Heat Index: 9/10

Ingredients: * aged ultra hot chili peppers, vinegar, water, salt, garlic, onion, spices

* Ripe and unripe: Carolina Reaper, Ghost Pepper, Trinidad Scorpion, Red Habanero, Cayenne, Serrano, Jalapeno, Hungarian Wax, Pepperoncini




FORUMULA #1
GREEN RECIPE
AUTUMN HARVEST
PG18 (2018 Offering)
SMOKED XXX (2017 Offering)
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