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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by ViciousDoctor, Oct 1, 2020.

  1. Lies&Distortion

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    Nope.

    Siracha & ketchup. Probably don't need to for them either. But I don't use that much of either of those and they seem to oxidise or something from the sugars (guessing?).
     
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  2. marshman

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    I tend to because the labels usually recommend it.

    For what it’s worth, there are few things in this world that mold/rot like a fresh habanero pepper, so I’m very much not a subscriber to the notion that simply being wicked spicy somehow makes that thing impervious to mold.
     
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    Absolutely.

    This is the "real" reason a whole lot of things go into the refrigerator. So simple. There's room in there and that's where the other companion things are. But one additional thing:

    An important thing. Cockroaches. They're are inevitable in New Orleans and places like it. Nuke as many as you like. Replace your entire kitchen every 5 weeks. Roaches will still find a way in and they can get on stuff that's in the pantry. Best way to protect things from roaches? Put the item in the refrigerator. Even in the freezer. I know people who put all the usual utensils they use, even plates and cups, in that fridge IF there's sufficient space in there. Roaches probably don't mind the acidity of the hot sauce, or the mustard. Etc.
     
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    No
     
  5. edvard

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    Remind me to never, ever, move to someplace like that. Oh wait, you don't need to remind me. Cockroaches are on my "nuke them from orbit" list. Not because they scare me, but because they are so freaking nasty. Even then, from what I hear, cockroaches will survive a nuclear winter quite handily, so... ugh.

    A friend of mine who used to live in Florida told me they would keep 3-5 free-roaming Tokay Geckos in their house which made short work of most of any roach problems.
     
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  6. middy

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    If it says refrigerate after opening on the label, then I refrigerate it.
     
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    Yes - it’s one of our house rules
     
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    I always do. I have become pretty cautious when it comes to food.
     
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    No.
     
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    Yes
     
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    NO, unless it states on the bottle "Refrigerate after opening"
     
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    Tobasco & Frank's I Love Both and both are on my table :)
     
  13. scooteraz

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    No, but my wife does....all of my hot sauces. She also refrigerates the table butter, even if we are using daily.

    I have a couple of hot sauces that specify they need to be refrigerated after opening, and those for sure.
     
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    No, it sits in a coolish, dark cupboard.

    Makes you wonder how everybody didn't die, and still don't in some places, before fridges.

    :)
     
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    I refrigerate because I can taste the difference between refrigerated and non-refrigerated. Most restaurants leave them on the table, as has been noted. The only hot sauces that matter to me are Tabasco and siracha chili, the others are just pretenders. I used to love "Sals Secret Sauce" when I visited friends in Upstate New York, but can't find it here.
     
  16. boris bubbanov

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    I hear you.

    But the Herons love to prey on the lizards and can take a lot of them out in a few unlucky minutes.

    And neighbors love to bomb their property with insecticides and a dosed roach, if eaten by our little allies, can easily kill them. Years ago we lost a ferret to this - she ate a poisoned roach. And her death throes still haunt me.
     
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    I do, simply because it's easier to find for the next use.
     
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    When you say 'pretenders', do you mean heat or flavour-wise? Tabasco's quite mild.
     
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    Right now I've got a bottle of Frank's, a bottle of Cholula, and a variety of small bottles of novelty hot sauces - all in the cupboard. If any bacterium can survive in the environment of a bottle of vinegar and chilis, it deserves my respect and is welcome to infect me and become part of my gut biota...
     
  20. boris bubbanov

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    Tabasco basically tastes "sweet" to me.

    I think when we're talking "pretenders" were talking about table substitutes as a bottle of sought after hot sauce will disappear off the table of a restaurant, into a ladies' purse or something. But some places, you know, just refill empty table bottles of "Tabasco" with whatever is the cheapest, decent product they can buy in bulk.

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    Tabasco's best attribute? Consistency. I kinda like just having some red pepper flakes (or ground) on hand to add whatever additional heat I need. Tabasco also is great for taming an overly greasy or oily texture in a food dish.
     
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