The Firecast with Scott Roberts Hot Sauce and BBQ Podcast

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Big Moe Cason steps into the interviewee chair and talks about what he likes and doesn't like in barbecue, and also discusses his TV career with shows like BBQ Pitmasters. Ken and Scott list their heroes and mentors in the chilehead world, and Scott reviews Scott O'Hotty's The Ghost Sauce.
Smokin' Ed Currie of Pucker Butt Pepper Company chats with Scott about how he started growing chile peppers, the current Guinness World Record hottest chile Carolina Reaper pepper, and what is in store for the future. Ken and Scott also discuss the many different major American hot sauce styles and genres.
Ray Lampe, AKA Dr. BBQ, returns once again to The Firecast to chat about his new book, Flavorize, to talk about the BBQ Hall of Fame, if Guy Fieri is a true barbecue influence, and his barbecue video courses. Ken and Scott discuss how to add chile pepper spice to dessert items, and Scott explains why he won't add recipes to the audio podcast.
Austin D'Almeida and John Sauchelli of Jersey Barnfire Hot Sauce join Scott on the Skype chatline and describe their unique approach to make flavorful sauces. Ken Alexander takes a turn to review some spicy products, and Scott covers Elijah's Xtreme Ghost Pepper Sauce.
Scott guides you step by step on how to form a local hot sauce club. Ken Alexander and Scott discuss the health benefits of chile peppers, capsaicin and hot sauce. Boston Ballastic Hot Sauce is reviewed.
This is Scott's recent interview appearance on the Budweiser Big BBQ Radio Show on KTRS in St. Louis with hosts Frank Schmer and Kevin Haberberger. The smokin' discussion touches on barbecue, chile peppers, hot sauce and more!
In this quick little announcement edition, Scott invited everyone to participate in the the Big Fiery Foods and BBQ Survey at and let your voice be known!
In this special end of the year episode, Scott gives his choices for the top fiery foods and BBQ products for the year 2014, including the best hot sauce, BBQ sauce, BBQ rub/seasoning, spicy sweet product, salsa, spicy snack, condiment, best burn and overall best product.
Here's a short bonus radio interview from a few years back, when Brad and John on Classic Rock Seattle 92.9 FM asked me about Blair's Death Sauce, the Scoville Scale and what the world's hottest chile pepper (then the Trinidad Scorpion) would do to a person's body.
High River Sauces Head Honcho Steve Seabury discusses a couple of fiery foods events he is producing, the 3rd Annual New York City Hot Sauce Expo and the brand new California Hot Sauce Expo, along with the new Hot Sauce Hall of Fame coinciding withe NYC show.
In the second part of his coverage of the NYC Hot Sauce Expo, Scott chat with Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Nominees Chip Hearn of Peppers and CaJohn Hard of CaJohn's Fiery Foods, as they talk about the history of the fiery foods industry. Ken also discusses whether or not to refrigerate hot sauces, and Scott has sage advice on his to get rid of mosquitoes around camp sites.
The Washington state-based owners of Zane and Zack's, Sam and Tina McCanless, join Scott and talk about what it's like to combine honey and hot sauces, and also discuss a timely Ted Nugent-autographed guitar raffle that will benefit a wounded U.S. soldier, Sergeant Frank Hegr. Ken reviews two products, and Scott tries out The Pepper Pantry's Hot Peppers In Oil.
In this short but special episode, Scott and Ken urge everyone to help out our friends Steve and Cathy Kielinski of Crazy Steve's Pickles and Salsas as Cathy has been diagnosed with breast cancer. If you're a chilehead, a barbecuer, or just a general foodie, please consider helping out these fine folks. Let's show Steve and Cathy that we are among the best and most supportive communities anywhere and that we take care of our own. Thank you!
Scott chats with New Jersey-based Born to Hula Hot Sauce owners Ed and Amy Bucholtz, who make what Scott picked as best spicy food product of 2014 in their Reaper of Sorrow Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce. In his regular segment, Ken Alexander offers his choices for best fiery foods products of the year.
One of the First Ladies of the BBQ competition world, Danielle Dimovski, AKA DivaQ, joins Scott via Skype and talks about her smoker and grill preferences, outdoor cooking pet peeves and favorite flavor combos, and also discusses her TV career as host on the Travel Channel's BBQ Crawl and contestant and barbecue judge on Destination America's BBQ Pitmasters. Ken Alexander joins Scott in his Fiery World segment to engage in a lengthy conversation on the Sriracha hot sauce craze. Scott reviews the Sam and Oliver Sauce Company's Cinder Habanero Hot Sauce.
Scott interviews the honcho of Sauce Goddess, Jennifer Reynolds, and finds out the story behind her divine BBQ products. Ken and Scott list several holiday hot sauce gift pack specials for your Christmas present shopping, and Scott reviews Bobby Brown Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce.
Detroit pepper sauce makers Scotty and Suzi Owens of Scotty O'Hotty Hot Sauce join Scott for a chat about their rising new fiery foods company. Also, show sponsor Dan Arnold of Sucklebusters returns to tell Scott about several of his delicious new BBQ seasonings and sauces.
Scott covers all of the major trade shows, expos, festivals and events remaining in 2015 that are of interest to hot sauce fans, chile pepper lovers, and general spicy food fans and chileheads in general, from Scott's calendar on his website.
I was recently interviewed by Wayne Renbjor of the Wren's BBQ Podcast, and talk about all kinds of things including how to try out new sauces to where I got started in the fiery foods industry.
In this special extra spicy hot, capsaicin-injected episode, Scott chats with Dr. Gillian Dagan of ABC Research Laboratories, and discusses topics such as what a food lab does and the rundown on HPLC testing to determine where things fall on the Scoville Heat Scale. Scott also dispels several chile pepper and hot sauce-related myths, and reviews both Chili Hellion Smoked Habanero Powder and the NatureBox snack service.
The Digital Dads Podcast recently had Scott on as a guest to talk about chile peppers, BBQ, hot sauce and being a chilehead in general.
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Aug 24th, 2012
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Nov 21st, 2015
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