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Berlin Best Homemade Hot Sauce Competition : Berlin Chili Fest

September 3, 2022 @ 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Berlin Best Homemade Hot Sauce Competition

Saturday 3rd September & Sunday 4th September 2022

Enter your own homemade hot sauce in our annual Berlins Best Homemade Hot Sauce Competition at the Berlin Chili Festival, the top10 judged by our own panel of expert Hot sauce makers & chefs, then by audience vote on Sunday.

How to enter:

Just arrive at the festival between midday – 7pm on Saturday 3rd September and come to the table, you can just enter in person, with your hot sauce in some sort of clean container, please do not put any information on the container.

On a separate paper please submit a weighted ingredient list for the sauce. The ingredient with the highest percentage by weight should appear first, the ingredient with the lowest percentage should appear last. If possible please list the type of chili used and what percentage is used.

Our judges will narrow the sauces down to the top 10 sauces (in our opinion), then an audience vote will take place on Sunday 4th September from 1pm – 6pm.

The winner of the audience vote will be announced on the main stage at around 6pm on Sunday 4th of September

How its judged :

Our experts will be marking the sauce out of 10 in five categories:
– Aroma / nose
– Use of chilis/heat profile*
– Flavour / palate
– Creativity / individuality / memorability
– Finish / aftertaste / afterburn

*hotter does not mean a higher score.

the sauces will taste blind at first, and then the judges will get a chance to see the list of ingredients before their final decisions on the top 10 best sauces, then the audience vote will pick the overall winner for the festival on Sunday afternoon.

1. you must have made the hot sauce yourself! Family recipes etc. are allowed.
2. Non-commercial sauces only.
3. Sauces should be prepared hygienically. Please research hot filling/canning processes before preparation. If it is a fermented sauce please indicate this on the ingredient list. Sauces that look or smell unsafe to eat will not be judged.
4. our decisions are final

Win a certificate signed by the judges, ultimate glory, your chance to defend your title next year, plus a chili festival hamper containing a heap of goodies from the festival.

you will also get all the judges notes.



September 3, 2022
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Berliner Berg Brauerei
Treptower Str. 39,
Berlin, 12059
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