A lot of people are intimidated by lacto-fermentation at home, but there is no need to fear! It is quite easy, especially when it comes to making highly acidic foods like hot sauce.
This recipe will help you turn fresh ingredients into your own homemade hot sauce. As with all fermentation projects, it takes practice and patience, but it is very rewarding. You can tweak this recipe to suit your ingredients and taste.
My own hot sauce turned out potent, but delicious. There is a sharp kick and "funk" that comes from lacto-fermentation so it isn't for everyone. I added honey and vinegar to help balance the taste. The spice level comes down to what types of peppers you use. The chunkiness depends on how well you blend the mixture.