6 to 8 cups cold water (see Cook's Note)
3 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
Dash hot sauce, such as Tabasco
1 1/2 pounds new red potatoes
2 pounds kielbasa, cut into 1- to 2-inch lengths
6 ears corn, shucked and broken in half
2 pounds shell-on shrimp (36/40 count)
The precise amount of water depends on the size of the pot; you should have enough space inside to let the ingredients breathe and move, and enough water to just barely cover them.