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Down to Ferment If you're here, that means you're DTF! Come get your fix of unique and flavorful sauces with us. Our

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We did a thing!.Ghosted, our Thai Taco sauce won 3rd place in the Scovies this year for the Unique-### hot category!.Thi...
11/09/2022

We did a thing!
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Ghosted, our Thai Taco sauce won 3rd place in the Scovies this year for the Unique-### hot category!
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This was our first time entering the Scovies and we are absolutely elated! For those of you that might not know, the Scovies are kind of like a Michelin star in the hot sauce world.
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We want to give a special shout-out to everyone that has encouraged us along the way, there is no way we would have been able to keep motivated to keep going to create these epic sauces without you! (yes, even you 😊)

Whether it’s early morning when the sun is rising, or after work in the afternoon when the sun is setting - we appreciat...
11/06/2022

Whether it’s early morning when the sun is rising, or after work in the afternoon when the sun is setting - we appreciate all of you that go to the markets and support us and keep the hot sauce dream alive.
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It really does motivate us to keep going and to keep creating new sauces!

On Wednesdays we eat hot sauce in OB (at the farmers market)
11/03/2022

On Wednesdays we eat hot sauce in OB (at the farmers market)

Happy Halloween! What else did I miss?.And yes, all bottles are still 20% off online as well as 10% off of our hot sauce...
10/31/2022

Happy Halloween! What else did I miss?
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And yes, all bottles are still 20% off online as well as 10% off of our hot sauce packs until midnight, or until I take this costume off

Spooky Season is here!.…and Spooky Sean says 20% off single bottles and 10% off packs until Midnight October 31!.Why?! B...
10/29/2022

Spooky Season is here!
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…and Spooky Sean says 20% off single bottles and 10% off packs until Midnight October 31!
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Why?! Because Spooky Sean says so!

10/25/2022

We don’t just brew kombucha for our hot sauce. We also brew it to drink at home! This was a watermelon clementine booch, with hints of cherry. This one was out of this world good with a great natural carbonation from our F3 process.
(Pro tip: never hard pop your homemade booch at home, this was done for effect)

We may not post about our weekly markets all the time, but we’re out here having fun with them. Wether it’s Scott, Cat, ...
10/22/2022

We may not post about our weekly markets all the time, but we’re out here having fun with them. Wether it’s Scott, Cat, Alex, Ryan, or Sean, we’re always ready to have some fun and joke around with you guys. All seven flavors available weekly at all of our markets! For a full schedule check out the link tree in our bio.

Let me sauce your taco!.I’ll be at the Grand Avenue Festival all day in Escondido 😉
10/16/2022

Let me sauce your taco!
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I’ll be at the Grand Avenue Festival all day in Escondido 😉

New produce alert! Mini Pumpkins!
10/02/2022

New produce alert! Mini Pumpkins!

The Smokin’ Hot Date. One of our best selling sauces. Sweet, smoky, spicy, and robust. This sauce has it all. If you hav...
09/28/2022

The Smokin’ Hot Date. One of our best selling sauces. Sweet, smoky, spicy, and robust. This sauce has it all. If you haven’t tried it yet, you’re missing out on this sexy thing.

You know what totally kicks ass? You guys. Your support, your feedback, and your willingness to have fun with us at the ...
09/25/2022

You know what totally kicks ass? You guys. Your support, your feedback, and your willingness to have fun with us at the markets. It’s cause of you guys, that we keep on truckin’ and we’re super thankful for you all. My favorite part of farmers markets is the fun we have with our customers and the love we get from sharing our passion with you.

Big congrats to Megan and Austin on their special day! Like their burning love for each other, they wanted to gift all o...
09/21/2022

Big congrats to Megan and Austin on their special day! Like their burning love for each other, they wanted to gift all of their loved ones a hot gift to mark the occasion.
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Who doesn’t love hot sauce as a gift? No really, who, I want to know..

It’s a flavor journey. This isn’t Burger King. You can’t have it your way.
09/11/2022

It’s a flavor journey. This isn’t Burger King. You can’t have it your way.

No AC? Need to escape this heatwave?.Pull an Uno-reverse, Ted Cruz style and get on a flight to South Dakota and visit o...
09/04/2022

No AC? Need to escape this heatwave?
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Pull an Uno-reverse, Ted Cruz style and get on a flight to South Dakota and visit one of our favorite vendors in Rapid City!
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They have a lot of other delicious things there other than hot sauce - we promise

Getting a tan or Pepper Jesus?
08/29/2022

Getting a tan or Pepper Jesus?

Who wore it better?
08/21/2022

Who wore it better?

IYKYK ✈️ .And if you don’t know, come ask us at the farmers markets, we don’t have any friends.
08/19/2022

IYKYK ✈️
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And if you don’t know, come ask us at the farmers markets, we don’t have any friends.

Any guesses where in the world  was beeting their meat at?!
08/08/2022

Any guesses where in the world was beeting their meat at?!

Are you DTF?
08/03/2022

Are you DTF?

Fresh AF produce!.Ghosted was created after one trip to Thailand, an obscene amount of curries/noodles, and a dream to c...
07/19/2022

Fresh AF produce!
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Ghosted was created after one trip to Thailand, an obscene amount of curries/noodles, and a dream to combine it with some savory San Diego taco flavor

PSA: Remove caps before attempting to consume hot sauce!
07/10/2022

PSA: Remove caps before attempting to consume hot sauce!

The DTF boys are absolutely hyped - if you are in the Mission Valley area, go check out .ca and pick up some sauce. They...
07/06/2022

The DTF boys are absolutely hyped - if you are in the Mission Valley area, go check out .ca and pick up some sauce. They also carry some sauces from a few of our other spicy friends!

We have some new sauces in the works - any guesses what’s in either of these ferments?!.If you’re right, I’ll…
06/29/2022

We have some new sauces in the works - any guesses what’s in either of these ferments?!
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If you’re right, I’ll…

The West Coast Hot Sauce Experience last week was a blast - it was our first time at a big spicy foods fest and HOT DAMN...
06/26/2022

The West Coast Hot Sauce Experience last week was a blast -
it was our first time at a big spicy foods fest and HOT DAMN we were impressed!
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There is so much going on in the world of hot sauce - we met and tried quite a few other amazing hot sauce company’s sauce and cant wait to do it again soon!
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Keep it spicy! 🌶

ATTENTION HOT SAUCE LOVERS Down to Ferment has teamed up with our party-loving friends  to help create an interactive on...
06/24/2022

ATTENTION HOT SAUCE LOVERS

Down to Ferment has teamed up with our party-loving friends to help create an interactive online hot sauce community, and sponsoring a giveaway as they gear up for their Community Launch.

How to enter:

1. Be following and on Instagram.
2. Like & Comment: “I don't know about you, but I'm always DOWN TO FERMENT!” in this post or on the HSPP discord.

(Bonus) Join the HSPP Discord to win a free hot sauce every. Single. DAY!

•Winner will be selected on Sunday, June 26th.

•Winner will be notified via DM!

•Open to US residents 18 years or older.

Good luck and we'll see you at the party!

Who doesn’t love a good dadbod?  We take salsa verde to a whole ‘nother level with the addition of cascade hops. Citrusy...
06/23/2022

Who doesn’t love a good dadbod? We take salsa verde to a whole ‘nother level with the addition of cascade hops. Citrusy, spicy, and hoppy. The flavor journey continues…

THIS WEEKEND!.50 hot sauce companies, including yours truly will be in San Diego at the Broadway Pier San Diego! 🙃.There...
06/17/2022

THIS WEEKEND!
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50 hot sauce companies, including yours truly will be in San Diego at the Broadway Pier San Diego! 🙃
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There will be endless free hot sauce samples, craft beer, live music and a pepper eating contest if you’re braver than us!

Even Irish boys are DTF! Their spice tolerance on the other hand…
06/15/2022

Even Irish boys are DTF! Their spice tolerance on the other hand…

Have we mentioned how much we love The Farmers Finds?!.The idea of receiving something hand-crafted and locally made fro...
05/31/2022

Have we mentioned how much we love The Farmers Finds?!
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The idea of receiving something hand-crafted and locally made from a different part of the country each month is exciting!
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There is passion and talent all over the country and The Farmers Finds brings that to your doorstep for only 20 bucks and $2.99 for shipping.

I can’t believe that you jerks loved us enough to buy all these bottles!.We are officially SOLD OUT of our one year anni...
05/25/2022

I can’t believe that you jerks loved us enough to buy all these bottles!
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We are officially SOLD OUT of our one year anniversary sauce 🙃 If you asked us over a year ago, we wouldn’t believe that we made it, that we do 10 weekly farmers markets, or have 7 hot sauces released. Cheers to at least one more anniversary!
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Keep it spicy, love Ryan & Sean

We had so much fun saucing everyone’s tacos at  !.Sean and I want to give a big thank you to everyone who came out to su...
05/17/2022

We had so much fun saucing everyone’s tacos at !
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Sean and I want to give a big thank you to everyone who came out to support us and to all the amazing tacos we had from all of San Diego’s Finest restaurants (especially famous TKO taco!)

This Saturday! Waterfront Park! TACOS TACOS TACOS!.Come see Sir Mix a Lot and enjoy some DTF sauce all over your Tacos. ...
05/11/2022

This Saturday! Waterfront Park! TACOS TACOS TACOS!
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Come see Sir Mix a Lot and enjoy some DTF sauce all over your Tacos. Plus, you might just catch Sean in a festive spicy outfit 🌶

05/09/2022

We’re making our final push this week to get ready for socal TACO FEST! Our kitchen is bump in’ today as we bottle over 1500 bottles of sauce and put 5 ferments down. Make sure you check out the fest and come get saucy with the official hot sauce sponsor… US!

Today we celebrate our biggest fans. Our moms. They’ve been there through all the milestones, dumb s**t, and painful mem...
05/08/2022

Today we celebrate our biggest fans. Our moms. They’ve been there through all the milestones, dumb s**t, and painful memories. I remember when I told my mom I was quitting my corporate cooking job to take time and reflect, then start my own company. She had my back 100% and told me she had no worries that I would make something great. Today she tells me everyday how proud she is of how much success we’ve had.

Thank you for all your continued support and love mom.

Are you into creating a sustainable future?.Go check out The Mighty Bin in North Park, Isabelle sells zero waste product...
05/04/2022

Are you into creating a sustainable future?
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Go check out The Mighty Bin in North Park, Isabelle sells zero waste products at her store and we couldn’t be happier to announce that you can also pick up some DTF sauce there anytime!
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This is what every Monday is starting to look like for us! 200+lbs of peppers going into ferment. Not only that but also...
04/25/2022

This is what every Monday is starting to look like for us! 200+lbs of peppers going into ferment. Not only that but also over 1300 bottles being capped today. You guys are keeping us so incredibly busy! We appreciate all your continued love and support.

Beet Your Meat. Everybody does it, it’s okay..Just don’t do it in public, that’s illegal........                        ...
04/20/2022

Beet Your Meat. Everybody does it, it’s okay.
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Just don’t do it in public, that’s illegal.
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Happy Saturday to all you saucy people! We’re feeling amazing today thanks to you all!
04/16/2022

Happy Saturday to all you saucy people! We’re feeling amazing today thanks to you all!

If you’re ever on the way to Romona or Julian for some adventure outside the city, stop by Farmstand 67 for some fresh, ...
04/13/2022

If you’re ever on the way to Romona or Julian for some adventure outside the city, stop by Farmstand 67 for some fresh, local produce and some fermented, kombucha hot sauce by yours truly!
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Hello friends/family/lovers/hot sauce enthusiasts/internet stalkers/mortal enemies!.We are beyond excited to announce th...
04/07/2022

Hello friends/family/lovers/hot sauce enthusiasts/internet stalkers/mortal enemies!
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We are beyond excited to announce that we will be the official Hot Sauce sponsor of SoCal Tacofest next month (May 14) at Waterfront Park here in SD!
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We will be there to bring vinegar free flavor to all of your tacos, we do not discriminate.
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Savor the later sunsets with us — plus all the tantalizing treats you see here — Thursdays from 5-9 p.m. in Downtown Oceanside. Visit Cheryl's Caramels, Kombucha Cares, BomBom Bakehouse, Cabetos Pops, Down to Ferment, Artisan Cheesecakery, Feraco's and so many more on at the . 🎥: Eating Oceanside
So bad at this stuff I’m sorry! But I had to show you the All Vegetarian Inc wings and how delicious they are along with the Only Plant Based Foods , Merfs Condiments, Down to Ferment , Pescky Kitchen and Follow Your Heart sauces!!

February 27th LA legends Vuture Food will be back with their handmade vegan chicken sandwiches and loaded fries!! 2pm-6pm They will also return here March 30th!!

RSVP on our Facebook to give an accurate count of who will be coming!

We are open 10am-8pm Mon-Thu,Fri-Sat 10a-9pm,Sun 10a-5p!! Thank y’all for all the incredible support!❤️ We accept EBT IN-store only. We are on Instacart and Uber Eats. Veg-in-out.com

Looking for a last minute stocking stuffer? Stop in to Mack Metal Sales this week for some Down to Ferment hot sauce and rubs or Black Rifle Coffee Company K-Cups, ground coffee, mugs, and hats!
If you love the flavor of Fermented hot sauces then these sauces are created for you! Down to Ferment is full flavored fermented sauces that are packed with flavor. See the review at Tastingtheheat.com
I bought a bottle of Beet Your Meat hot sauce at the La Mesa Farmers Market (from Brandon). My plan was to use it my already good Stuffed Peppers recipe (Mom's) for a dinner party. I am sooooooo glad I did. This hot sauce took the recipe into a whole new dimension. So much more flavor levels (love the mushrooms in the sauce). Everyone loved it and it wasn't too hot. Many thanks!!!

You can use this testimonial anywhere you want. Best, J
DTF? Personally, dad bod is my favorite. Maybe it’s because of the cascade hops, but who knows? 😜

Just got these tasty as hell hot sauces from Down to Ferment. 🌶🫑 The coolest part? It’s made with kombucha instead of vinegar!

❌ Gluten
❌ Vinegar
✔️ Vegan
✔️ Fermented
➕ Kombucha

Definitely my new favorite addition to all things Mexican and spicy drinks.

Make sure to check them out at Hillcrest Farmers Market this Sunday!!!


PS: Not an ad, just a business owned by a good friend with an amazing product, how could I not support them?!
Stop in to Mack Metal Sales and grab some of the best hot sauce you can get your hands on!

The new hot sauce company, Down to Ferment is made by a good friend of ours and is an amazing sauce that goes away from the vinegar taste and is packed with flavor!

For more information or if you can't make it into Mack Metal, visit them online at www.down2ferment.com!
Dad Bod with Breakfast Tacos this morning to start the day off right! This sauce is the bomb!!!
Quick Review:
Smokin Hot Date: This one is the everyday sauce. Has a nice smoky flavor that is great on everything!
Dadbod: It's Salsa Verde in hot sauce form, This sauce was best on tacos.
Habenguero: Usually I don't like habenero sauces because they usually are too strong and overpower the food you're eating, but not this one. I love this sauce on burgers.
The Haben-Guero. One of our flagship flavors. This bottle packs a spicy and flavorful punch up front and mellows out to give a nice compliment to any dish. It's our "everyday" hot sauce, and is a staple in our kitchen.
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