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I bought some Bhut Jolokia peppers (Ghost Peppers) last week. I wanted to get the seeds from them, to grow, but not to eat them as they are among the world's hottest peppers. At their level of heat, what difference does it make? Well, I couldn't stand the temptation, so had to try one. I didn't eat the whole thing, just a chunk without seeds, to get a feel for it. I felt it... everywhere it went in my mouth, down my throat, etc.  Then I started burping and hiccuping. It was all over after about 7 or 8 minutes. It was tolerable, but  gave the impression that a whole one would be more than I want. YMMV
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Those things are no joke, Alan.  I remember once I decided to add fresh habanero to some enchiladas I was making.  Just getting the oil from them on my fingers when I diced them caused blisters wherever there was contact.  The ghost peppers are even worse.
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I haven't tried a ghost chili yet, but I have eaten plenty of habanero peppers and habanero-based sauces. Given that eating a whole, undiluted habanero is already a bit beyond my heat tolerance threshold, I don't believe I'll be eating any Bhut Jalokias anytime soon!
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My brother once made the mistake of slicing up some habaneros and not completely removing the oil off his fingers. He then had to go take a leak and... you can guess the rest!
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Alan, my one experience with such a critter was on Crete.  Greek soldiers gave me a small pepper to eat... I did.  When I could breath, I drank the only thing I had near... Ouzo... turns out Ouzo is a good "cure" for nuclear fire... however, my entire mouth was blistered.  After enough Ouzo, I didn't really care, but, as with all good things, eventually one runs out of Ouzo... the all night store was not far away, though.  I was once again comforted by the smooth, licorice tasting elixir that was surely made by the Greek gods...  I wrapped myself in its warm comfort for several days.  The Greek soldiers drank it by the half shot... I carried a bottle in each hand... open, of course.  I think it cured the blisters... I know it cured the pain. 

Never trust a Greek bearing peppers... (unless you have Ouzo, then... who cares).

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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

My brother once made the mistake of slicing up some habaneros and not completely removing the oil off his fingers. He then had to go take a leak and... you can guess the rest!
No kidding.
One has to be very careful working with the hot ones. I won't touch the hot ones with bare hands when prepping to cook, etc. Must also be Very careful when working with powdered hot ones- a little bit of dust breathed in can cause problems. I'm trying to develop some new cultivars, so save/grow seeds, but this is my first go- round with the Bhut.
A while back, I took the seeds out of some Habaneros (save seeds) and then sliced and cooked up the flesh with Jalapenos and onions. Yumm. After eating a bit, I caught myself picking through the onions to avoid any more Habanero- a cool down lap. Problem was, I'd already eaten all the Habanero- no wonder I was having an issue.
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Kickboxer sez...
"the smooth, licorice tasting elixir that was surely made by the Greek gods..."

I agree.
Did you talk the Greeks out of any HXP brass? It's good stuff, too.
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Originally posted by Alan Robertson Alan Robertson wrote:

Kickboxer sez...
"the smooth, licorice tasting elixir that was surely made by the Greek gods..."

I agree.
Did you talk the Greeks out of any HXP brass? It's good stuff, too.

Nah... we played cards and drank Ouzo... well, my buddy and I drank Ouzo... the Greeks "sipped" it...

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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

My brother once made the mistake of slicing up some habaneros and not completely removing the oil off his fingers. He then had to go take a leak and... you can guess the rest!


Been there done that. We grow hot peppers for some crazy friends, tried Ghost peppers for 2 years and couldn't get them to survive.Mrs. Peddler is growing 4 varieties this year. Super Cayenne11,
Fish, Caribbean Red Habanero and Peter Red and yes the Peter Reds do look like a Peter.

Big Grin

PS: the been there done that calls for an at once shower!

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Wasn't there a video of a gal that worked for SWFA eating a ghost pepper?? Bandito
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Originally posted by Peddler Peddler wrote:

Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

My brother once made the mistake of slicing up some habaneros and not completely removing the oil off his fingers. He then had to go take a leak and... you can guess the rest!


Been there done that. We grow hot peppers for some crazy friends, tried Ghost peppers for 2 years and couldn't get them to survive.Mrs. Peddler is growing 4 varieties this year. Super Cayenne11,
Fish, Caribbean Red Habanero and Peter Red and yes the Peter Reds do look like a Peter.

Big Grin

PS: the been there done that calls for an at once shower!

Milk products help allieviate the pepper pain. Pour a bowl of milk and immerse your fingers, or whatever is hurting. Ice cream might work, but there's the shrivel reflex...

It's good to see other chile aficionados around the place.  I'm working on a Cayenne variant... hope to have the hybrid stabilized in a few years. Think wonderful taste of a Cubanelle, curlier than any Cayenne, hotter than Habanero- a perfect pepper... if I can pull it off.

Here's a Peter Pepper



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Alan, thanks for putting up the pic, I'm puter challenged. Save some seeds when you get it done. I emailed Ted a pic of Mrs. Peddler's greenhouse. I think the grow lights are going in tonite. It was 31* here last nite and we've been bringing the plants into the basement every nite.
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Wasn't there a video of a gal that worked for SWFA eating a ghost pepper?? Bandito
Yes there was. I also have eaten a whole one. I had a solid stream of snot, tears, and saliva gushing from my mouth, nose, and eyes for a solid 20 mins. I can personally tell you that you shouldn't even mention habanero and bhut jolokia in the same sentence.
There have actually been 2 peppers deemed hotter than the Bhut Jolokia in the last 2 years one is the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion and the other the Carolina Reaper. They are all more than 400 times hotter than tabasco. I have some seasoning with the Scorpion pepper in it. A literal pinch is enough for a pot of chili. Now that I discovered the Carolina reaper, looking for the exact name of the scorpion pepper, I am going to have to try that as well.
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I just heard about the Carolina reaper yesterday. A friend of mine grows peppers, and he's trying to find the Carolina reapers.
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

I just heard about the Carolina reaper yesterday. A friend of mine grows peppers, and he's trying to find the Carolina reapers.
I'd recommend getting them from the Reaper's originator, Smokin' Ed Currie. There are people selling them all over the place, but Smokin' Ed's seeds are going to be a lot closer to the real thing than what you might get elsewhere. They are a hybrid and Ed has been making it hotter with even more advanced variants... for the latest and greatest, here's his link:
http://store.puckerbuttpeppercompany.com/collections/stupit-hot-seeds/products/smokin-eds-carolina-reaper
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Some of us from up here once talked a complete stranger into eating a chicken wing covered in ground up scorpion pepper. He looked like he ate pepper spray. I am going to have to order some Carolina Reaper stuff tonight.
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Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

Some of us from up here once talked a complete stranger into eating a chicken wing covered in ground up scorpion pepper. He looked like he ate pepper spray. I am going to have to order some Carolina Reaper stuff tonight.
What an ornery devil!
 In effect, the poor guy did eat pepper spray. Pepper spray is only about 25-30% hotter than a Scorpion. Once you're up in that range, it doesn't much matter. Here's the most definitive heat scale I know of:

http://www.scottrobertsweb.com/scoville-scale/
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CF2, let me know if I can help you obtain them. That Pucker Butt looks like they are right down the road from me.

(I PROMISE I won't get them and "pinch your bag" either.) Big Grin 
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Wasn't there a video of a gal that worked for SWFA eating a ghost pepper?? Bandito


Haha, I remember that video!

If you find your mouth on fire from too hot a pepper, salsa, etc. don't try to douse it by drinking water, it'll cause a grease fire in your mouth, Instead sprinkle salt into the palm of your hand and then lick it up, the salt will pretty much extinguish the 5 alarm-er that's happening in your mouth. Big Smile
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She was...."hot" too. 
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Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Wasn't there a video of a gal that worked for SWFA eating a ghost pepper?? Bandito
Yes there was. I also have eaten a whole one. I had a solid stream of snot, tears, and saliva gushing from my mouth, nose, and eyes for a solid 20 mins. I can personally tell you that you shouldn't even mention habanero and bhut jolokia in the same sentence.
There have actually been 2 peppers deemed hotter than the Bhut Jolokia in the last 2 years one is the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion and the other the Carolina Reaper. They are all more than 400 times hotter than tabasco. I have some seasoning with the Scorpion pepper in it. A literal pinch is enough for a pot of chili. Now that I discovered the Carolina reaper, looking for the exact name of the scorpion pepper, I am going to have to try that as well.









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