I've been going through so many small bottles of the the stuff lately, after a long search, I ascertained I could purchase a gallon size from the Home Shopping Network.
After wavering a few weeks about what this might do to my reputation, I caved after dealing with a Tabasco shortage at the local grocer. I seem to be addicted to the stuff! :)
I did try to make a batch on my own, with no luck. Emeril's makes a passable copy, but again, only in small sizes. So my beautiful glass gallon jar of Tabasco arrived last night ($36.95) not too shabby. But we had been out all day, so it sat for a few hours at about 32 degrees. Fortunately intact, but SO COLD. I know I normally don't need to refrigerate the sauce, but since this has basically 'been' refrigerated, should I keep it refrigerated to be safe? TIA