• Save Pepper Seeds – How to Harvest Chilli Seeds
    Learn how to save pepper seeds effectively. Dive into our guide on how to harvest pepper seed and master seed saving techniques to ensure a bountiful yield.”
  • Peri Peri, Piri Piri Chilli Pepper, Including 6 Recipes! From Peri Peri Sauce to Peri Peri Chicken
    Explore the small but mighty peri peri pepper. Origin, flavor profile, uses in cooking, hot sauce recipes (peri-peri or piri piri sauce), health benefits, and more.
  • Hot Sauce Challenges And Contests
    Explore the fiery world of hot sauce challenges! From spicy wing showdowns to the ultimate hot sauce challenge with every bottle, from mild to blazing.
  • The Best Hot Sauces & How To Make Homemade Hot Sauce
    Dive into the world of hot sauce! Explore the best hot sauce selections and craft your perfect hot sauce recipe at home. Flavor meets fire in every drop.
  • How To Isolate Chili Pepper Seeds to Save Seeds
    Learn how to save and isolate chili pepper seeds to ensure a pure harvest of hot peppers. Say goodbye to surprise varieties and hello to seed control!
  • Gravity Fed Drip Irrigation System
    If you want a drip irrigation system to water your plants, but don’t have a tap or pump nearby: build a gravity fed drip irrigation system.
  • 3 Jalapeno Popper Recipes: Spice Up Your Snack Game
    The perfect appetizer – jalapeno popper recipes – Jalapeño Poppers are filled with cream cheese, bacon wrapped, cheddar topped or cooked in the air fryer.
  • 45 Minute Quick and Tasty Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers
    Dive into the best cream cheese jalapeño poppers. Filled to perfection, our homemade jalapeno poppers recipe ensures poppers taste divine.
  • Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers – Cheesy Bacon and Ranch
    This recipe guides you in making Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers with Cheesy Bacon and Ranch for a delightful treat.
  • 60-Minute Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
    Discover our homemade jalapeño poppers recipe! Jalapeño peppers filled with cream cheese and cheddar, wrapped in a slice of bacon. Perfect in just 60 minutes!
  • How much salt do I need for chilli sauce fermentations?
    When fermenting, salt is hugely important. Two questions commonly arise when talking about salt in fermentations. What type of salt, and how much?
  • Spicy Seafood Paella Recipe For The Perfect Spanish Feast
    Spice up your dinner routine with our mouth-watering Spicy Seafood Paella recipe. It’s time to bring a taste of Spain into your kitchen with this spicy Paella!
  • Jalapeno Bacon Jam Recipe – 30 Minutes To Blow Your Mind!
    Jalapeno Bacon Jam Recipe – this jam recipe is the perfect mix of sweet, savory, and salty for bacon lovers.
  • Hottest Chilli Peppers in the World – Courting Controversy!
    Learn about the hottest chilli peppers in the world, focusing on renowned contenders like the Carolina Reaper and 7Pot Primo and exploring chilli controversy!
  • 20 Spicy Dinner Ideas – Embrace Hot New Family Friendly Recipes
    Are the family tired of bland, boring dinner recipes? This blog post will give you lip-smacking spicy dinner ideas that transform your family meals into fiery feasts.
  • How To Grow the Best Habanero Peppers
    How To Grow the Best Habanero Peppers. This simple-to-follow guide includes everything from choosing the best soil to harvesting your self-grown Habaneros.
  • The Jalapeño, Everything You Need to Know!
    Unsure of how to use that fresh bunch of jalapeños sitting in your kitchen? This guide will tell you everything you need to know about the jalapeño.
  • Sriracha – How to Make Your Own Hot Sauce
    This article will guide you step-by-step on how to make your own Sriracha hot sauce from scratch!
  • Top Tips To Get The Best Chilli Pepper Harvest
    Top Tips To Get The Best Chili Pepper Harvest. Consider ventilation and air circulation, watering techniques, nutrient ratios and flower drop prevention.
  • Germinate Chilli Pepper Seeds Like a Pro!
    Germinate Chilli Pepper Seeds Like a Pro! There are three reasons your chili pepper seeds may not germinate. Practical tips for the best germination rates!
  • Prepare Your Garden for Spring – Top 10 Essential Tips
    Prepare Your Garden for Spring – Top 10 Tips you need to do to get your garden ready for the new growing season. From weeding to planting and more.
  • Best Artificial Lights for Plants: Boost Your Plants Growth
    Learn about artificial grow lights for your indoor plants. We discuss the different types of artificial light and demystify LUX, PPFD, Lumens, PAR, and more!
  • Germinate Seeds Like a Pro: 3 Amazing Top Tips
    This informative guide teaches you to germinate seeds like a pro, highlighting the benefits, challenges, and best practices to ensure successful germination rates.
  • Top 10 Classic Chilli Pepper Varieties to Grow This Season
    This article presents the top 10 classic chili varieties that add spice and flavour to your garden yearly. From the versatile and mild Jalapeno to the scorching Bhut Jolokia, there’s a chilli pepper to suit every taste and preference.
  • 10 Facts About Chilies!
    10 Facts About Chilies – how many did you know? This article covers ten facts about my favorite fruit, the chili! Here’s a small bonus fact: a chili is a fruit!
  • INSANELY Hot Fermented 7Pot Brainstrain Chili Sauce
    If you’re a chili head like me and love a scorching hot chili pepper sauce, you’re in for a treat! In this article, I’ll share my insights on creating a sensational homemade super hot 7Pot Brainstrain chili sauce.
  • 10 Month Ferment, 7Pot Brainstrain Yellow and Pear Chilli Sauce
    The health benefits of lactofermented foods have been known for thousands of years, but the flavours that result from a successful fermentation will take your hot sauce creations to a whole new level. Have a look at my YouTube channel for many more videos about fermenting chillies, and other spicy creations. Fermented Chilli Pepper Sauce … Read more
  • Easy Spicy Ketchup Using a Slow Cooker with ChilliChump
    Use the step-by-step guide below or click on the video to join me in making a spicy ketchup that the whole family will enjoy. I like to add super hot chilies to my ketchup for a bit of extra heat but choose a heat level that’s right for you and your family. I also like … Read more
  • Transplanting Pepper Seedlings Successfully
    Transplanting pepper seedlings: How to pot up your plants, transplant pepper seedlings from indoors, and harden off your plants to maximize your harvest.
  • When To Plant Peppers – The Best Time
    Wondering when to plant peppers (chili seeds)? This guide will cover all aspects of when to start pepper seeds, growing tips, and harvesting your chili peppers.
  • The Best Soil pH for Growing Chili Peppers
    Did you know that soil pH plays a key role in the development of your chili plants? In this article we discuss the best soil pH for growing chili peppers.
  • Spicy Mayonnaise, the Sensational Perinaise Recipe That Brings the Heat!
    Try our homemade Spicy Mayonnaise. This tangy spicy mayo recipe sauce is a great dipping sauce for sushi, burgers, and more.
  • Shipping to the EU
    Shipping to the EU will resume, but please read for more details!
  • New raised beds!
    Mrs ChilliChump and I have been busy building raised beds! Can’t wait to see the bountiful harvest from these bad boys!
  • Simple and Authentic Pad Thai Recipe You Can Make at Home
    Discover an easy Pad Thai recipe to rival any Thai restaurant. Make restaurant-quality authentic Pad Thai at home with this simple guide.
  • Beginners Guide to Automation – Episode 18
    How to improve the lifespan of your SD Card on your Raspberry Pi with batching of your IOT data.
  • 2021 Seedlings are well underway!
    My seeds have got off to a great start for this year. In this video I announced the seeds I would be growing in 2021, and planted my first batch (mostly superhots): . I couldn’t resist adding a few other varieties to the list since the video though! Have a look at my spreadsheet … Read more
  • CCSK 2020 Ancho Poblano Competition!
    Have a look at this video for the rules to submit your entry for the biggest Poblano! And here is the link for your submission: Good luck!
  • Corrections for my Stay Spicy Recipe Book
    Unfortunately misspellings and mistakes will creep in when writing a book. As much a Mrs ChilliChump and myself tried to make sure the Stay Spicy Recipe Book was perfect, some mistakes still came through. For the ChilliChump chutney on page 169, it says you need 120g of salt. You only need 20g of salt! ( … Read more
  • Some news..and a new hot sauce: Pain in the Bhut!
    New Hot Sauce! The Bhut Jolokia, also known as the Ghost Pepper, is a legend in the chilli world.  In 2007 it was certified by Guinness World Records as the worlds hottest pepper. That really kicked off the race to create even hotter chillies. Even though the Bhut Jolokia is no longer rated as the … Read more
  • The Best pH Meters for Hot Sauce: Make Your Own Hot Sauce Like a Pro!
    Discover the importance of pH meters in hot sauce making and find the perfect pH meter for your needs. Learn how to create safe and flavorful hot sauces with’s expert guidance.
  • Beginners Guide to Automation
    Learn all about automation and IOT!
  • The ChilliChump recipe book is available!
    After many months of work between Mrs ChilliChump and myself, we have finally released my recipe book! As always, I underestimated the amount of work that would be involved with it. But we are really proud of the result. There are many different spicy recipes, not just sauces! If you would like to buy one, … Read more
  • Some common questions I get
    I get some questions more often than others! Below are a few that you may have, and some relevant videos to help you out! I need some help with growing peppers (soil mix, lights, watering schedule, planting seeds, harvesting etc.) How do I isolate my chillies so that I don’t get cross pollination? How do … Read more
  • No-rinse sanitiser alternative (to Starsan)
    If you have watched my videos for any length of time, you would know I use a no-rinse santiser when making my sauces, processing food etc. Starsan has been my sanitiser of choice for many years now. Unfortunately it is getting increasingly difficult and expensive to get hold of (especially in the EU), but there … Read more
  • pH Meter: Calibration, Cleaning and Storage
    In this video I show my method of calibrating, cleaning and storing my pH meters. Hopefully it helps you out!
  • Tricky time of year!
    This is the time of year where the UK chilli pepper gardener faces a dilemma. You have lovingly nurtured your plants indoors for the last few months, the weather shows signs of spring and sunshine. You want to get your plants out into the greenhouse, but you know that a hard frost will kill your … Read more
  • Crazy hot fermented sauce…7Pot Hab, Nagabrain Choc and Trinidad Douglah. 6 Month Fermentation
    I started this fermentation last year! The peppers I used are seriously hot, but they are also really tasty. This turned out to be a really delicious hot sauce! pH Meter: (Cheaper one: or Food Mill: Blender:
  • Hydroponics Automation – Ebb & Flood Basic
    Learn about Ebb & Flood Hydroponics system and build your own!
  • Easy, Cheap Web enabled Temperature and Humidity Sensor – With Ubidots
    This article is an accompaniment to this youtube video ( See below the code for the two examples mentioned in the video. Don’t forget to visit Ubidots: The parts I use in this video: Wemos D1 Mini: and Hum Sensor: iron I use: Wemos D1 Mini and DHT22 (AM2032) Sensor IOT: … Read more
  • Buffalo Style Fermented Hot Sauce Recipe!
    This is the sauce I planned since the beginning of the season! And it turned out perfectly. Join me in this video while I make this excellent sauce.
  • Worried about your fermentation?
    Wondering whether your fermentation is still healthy or safe? Check out my latest video, hopefully it will out your mind at ease!
  • Chillichumps World Famous Chilli Con Carne
    This is a perfect dish for winter. You can make a large batch and store it in the freezer, ready to take out and heat up on those cold, dark nights! It is also a great way to use up some of the stuff leftover from making your fermented hot sauces, things like the brine … Read more
  • Halloween Fermented Hot Sauce Special 2018
  • Fermented Hot Sauce and Coffee, really?
    Imagine eating something really spicy, and then chasing it with a sip of coffee. Doesn’t sound great! So when I started this sauce I didn’t have high hopes for it. But I was pleasantly surprised and will definitely be using coffee again in a future hot sauce. This is the book I use in the … Read more
  • Fermented Smoked Peppadew Hot Sauce
    I wanted to give smoked peppers a go. I frequently get asked whether you can ferment smoked or frozen peppers. In this video I do both!  I am really loving the whole smoking thing. It isn’t something I have done very much with in the past, but hopefully in the future I will have a … Read more
  • Fermented Hot Sauce: Orange is the New Red
    This is a great hot sauce, it is a beautiful bright orange colour and the flavours are phenomenal! I fermented this for just over a month, and it turned out perfectly. The pH was low at 3.4! (get yourself a cheap pH meter to do your own testing) So it is a shelf-stable, safe sauce. … Read more
  • Nandos Style Hot Sauce
    After a couple re-shoots, I finally got this video finished! Check out how I make my homemade Nandos Style Hot Sauce
  • How to store your Vermicompost
    Vermicompost is a fantastic resource for your garden! There isn’t much better compost out there. So it is important to be able to store your finished vermicompost in the best way possible. I made a video which will help you solve that problem! How do you store your vermicompost?
  • Make your own Fermenting Container!
    Learn about a few different types of fermenting containers out there. Also check out some of the fermenting methods and containers I use and how you can make your own for a fraction of the price of the more expensive store-bought options! Fermenting is a pretty easy process, you just need to get the fundamentals … Read more
  • Easy affordable raised beds
    Raised beds are great for the garden. You get much better yields of your vegetables! I have built a few raised beds in my time. And it is easy to do, and much more affordable than the commercially sold ones. In the video below I show you a simple method using cheap decking boards. These … Read more
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