Ultra Hot Hot Sauces

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.

Do you enjoy the burn?


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 over 50% pure pepper mash by volume which packs a devastating punch of heat with layers of seductive flavor.

They are crafted with the advanced addict in mind.  Amateur hour is over.  We take what we do very seriously.  And to create the perfect sauce, we keep everything pure, practical, and over the top.


We never use any pesticides, weed killers, fungicides, or commercial fertilizers in our gardens. Only cardboard/newspapers, organic compost, and raw shredded wood chips.

CLICK HERE to see how we are Scorching the Garden and if you don’t like to poison your garden with, well, poison, then pass along our UNIQUE hashtag with what you are growing with #nopoisonouscrap!

They are made from the hottest peppers – Carolina Reaper, Ghost Pepper, Trinidad Scorpion, Red Habanero, as well as, Cayenne, Mexican Serrano, Jalapeno, Hungarian Wax, and Greek Pepperoncini are aged with garlic and onion and given an herb-infused vinegar backbone.  We never use extracts, added sugar, thickeners, artificial preservatives,  or food dyes in our sauces.

They are outrageously hot and exceedingly flavorful.

Each pepper we use was specifically chosen for its individual properties and flavor profiles. This makes for some of the best tasting ultra hot hot sauces. Hands down.

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, expressed phenotypes, and growing conditions.

One facet of our artistic side creates a variety of graphic labels and nicknames for our sauces.  Bottle art is a fun aspect of hot sauce collecting, and a 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 flames and skulls on their tables.

What’s ON the bottle doesn’t change what is IN the bottle.

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 garlic bulb, every bottle we put a cap on, we are there making sure the love and the quality is there.

We never use extracts, added sugar, thickeners, artificial preservatives, or food dyes in our sauces.  Our sauces are pure and sustainable from seed to bottle. They are naturally vegan and gluten-free with no added sugar.

We can’t stress enough that we naturally grow our own ingredients so we know exactly what is going into our sauces.

We only use peppers (and tomatillos and pineapple and ginger), vinegar, water, salt, garlic, onions, and herbs.  This makes Scorch Garden ultra hot hot sauces insanely hot and unbelievably tasty.

It takes more than one pepper to Scorch a Garden.  Click below to visit the Gang of 9.

Ranging from mild fruity to smokey savor to burning magma, each pepper is a specialist and the best at what they do.

Garden At-a-Glance

See the 2018 garden in one place.

Stage 2: Complete

Stage 1 was the Scorching of the Garden.  It was a lot of hard work, and that was the easiest part.  The next stage is fermenting the peppers.  Composting, fermenting, decomposition-its all the same thing really:

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Stage 2: Processing of the Peppers

With the first and our favorite leg of the journey completed, we can begin to work with the bounty we grew.   We want to do everything at once for consistency’s sake.  At least consistent for that year. 

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Garden Has Been Closed

Scorch Garden enjoyed a sweltering hot summer but was finally freezer burned by Mother Nature.  Time and temperature has won the final battle and the garden, once again, loses the war.    We knew the weather would

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Do you know where the peppers in our sauces come from?  You should.  We invite everyone to watch our gardens grow throughout the seasons and encourage you to grow your gardens with #nopoisonouscrap.  What about where we come from?  Do you know that?  What is yet to come?  These and many other questions can be answered by clicking the links below.

See the Sauces,
Before There Are Sauces.
Carpet Gardening Guide
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