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(Lehigh Valley Live)   Easton Hot Pepper Eating Contest required three tie breaker rounds. Round 1 Two Carolina Reaper peppers. Round 2 Two Dragon's Breath peppers Round 3 One Carolina Reaper and One Dragon's Breath. Man the next day is going to be painful   (lehighvalleylive.com) divider line
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2022-09-25 3:12:08 PM  
Lube can be used to protect you butt from the shiats from hell.
 
2022-09-25 3:17:34 PM  
Oblig:

CRAZY RED NECK EATS 3 CAROLINA REAPERS AND DOWN'S A FIFTH OF FIREBALL
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/nsfw language
 
2022-09-25 3:37:13 PM  

gopher321: Oblig:

[YouTube video: CRAZY RED NECK EATS 3 CAROLINA REAPERS AND DOWN'S A FIFTH OF FIREBALL]


/nsfw language


USA!
 
2022-09-25 3:41:54 PM  
Yeah, yeah, all these popes of Chile Town.
How many they can keyster in a "sitting"?
 
2022-09-25 7:13:24 PM  
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2022-09-25 10:51:00 PM  
Y'all tricks can go home.

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2022-09-25 10:57:43 PM  

nakmuay: Y'all tricks can go home.

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Carolina Reapers are hot for the sake of hot.  Bhut Jolokia actually have some cultural value, and I honestly wouldn't want to mess with anyone from the subcontinent used to cooking with them.
 
2022-09-26 12:07:18 AM  
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2022-09-26 12:18:46 AM  

harleyquinnical: nakmuay: Y'all tricks can go home.

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Carolina Reapers are hot for the sake of hot.  Bhut Jolokia actually have some cultural value, and I honestly wouldn't want to mess with anyone from the subcontinent used to cooking with them.


This past Friday, I made a pot of biryani to eat with the Thai restaurant owners I'm friends with. One of their employees, in the owner's words, "...doesn't really do spicy. She only orders a 5 or so from our menu."

So I kept the biryani fairly mild, but had the idea to make an um...aftermarket solution:

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I called it "death ghee". Several bhut jolokia minced up and simmered in ghee.

So watching a Thai person (not the spicy-averse employee) try those chilis for the first time is farking hilarious. She tasted the spicy ghee by itself, and it takes 4-5 seconds for the heat to kick in. She's literally opening her mouth to tell me it's not spicy when her eyes get big and she goes, "Oh! This is hotter than Thai chilis!!"

...so then we told her to try the yogurt sauce :)
 
2022-09-26 12:24:18 AM  
Those Carolina Reapers don't play. I put a single pepper in about 12 liters of chili and thought I'd ruined the whole batch because it was so insanely hot. It mellowed out the next day and was a more manageable hot and added a really nice earthy flavor as well. But it does not take much. And wear gloves when cutting them. I managed to blind myself for an hour because I didn't.
 
2022-09-26 12:29:37 AM  

Samsquantch: And wear gloves when cutting them. I managed to blind myself for an hour because I didn't.


Gloves are a foolproof solution, but all you really need to do is wash your hands well with soap immediately after cutting them.

The absolute worst thing you can do is handle them, forget to wash up, then steam open your pores over a hot pot of chili :)

Done that one a few times, and that shiat literally makes your hands burn, never mind touching eyes.
 
2022-09-26 12:34:12 AM  

olrasputin: Samsquantch: And wear gloves when cutting them. I managed to blind myself for an hour because I didn't.

Gloves are a foolproof solution, but all you really need to do is wash your hands well with soap immediately after cutting them.

The absolute worst thing you can do is handle them, forget to wash up, then steam open your pores over a hot pot of chili :)

Done that one a few times, and that shiat literally makes your hands burn, never mind touching eyes.


Not even Reaper hot, any above average chile, you goddamn better wash your hands before you go use the bathroom. You only make that mistake once, and you'll always remember it.
 
2022-09-26 12:36:48 AM  

Trocadero: olrasputin: Samsquantch: And wear gloves when cutting them. I managed to blind myself for an hour because I didn't.

Gloves are a foolproof solution, but all you really need to do is wash your hands well with soap immediately after cutting them.

The absolute worst thing you can do is handle them, forget to wash up, then steam open your pores over a hot pot of chili :)

Done that one a few times, and that shiat literally makes your hands burn, never mind touching eyes.

Not even Reaper hot, any above average chile, you goddamn better wash your hands before you go use the bathroom. You only make that mistake once, and you'll always remember it.


Truth.

Hell, that unfortunate cross-pollination has even made me respect anchos, guajillos, etc., enough to wash my hands really well after getting dried chili goo all over my fingers from taking the seeds out before rehydrating them for an adobo.
 
2022-09-26 3:55:21 AM  

Trocadero: olrasputin: Samsquantch: And wear gloves when cutting them. I managed to blind myself for an hour because I didn't.

Gloves are a foolproof solution, but all you really need to do is wash your hands well with soap immediately after cutting them.

The absolute worst thing you can do is handle them, forget to wash up, then steam open your pores over a hot pot of chili :)

Done that one a few times, and that shiat literally makes your hands burn, never mind touching eyes.

Not even Reaper hot, any above average chile, you goddamn better wash your hands before you go use the bathroom. You only make that mistake once, and you'll always remember it.


Me. OB tampon. Mistake.
 
2022-09-26 3:58:33 AM  

olrasputin: harleyquinnical: nakmuay: Y'all tricks can go home.

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Carolina Reapers are hot for the sake of hot.  Bhut Jolokia actually have some cultural value, and I honestly wouldn't want to mess with anyone from the subcontinent used to cooking with them.

This past Friday, I made a pot of biryani to eat with the Thai restaurant owners I'm friends with. One of their employees, in the owner's words, "...doesn't really do spicy. She only orders a 5 or so from our menu."

So I kept the biryani fairly mild, but had the idea to make an um...aftermarket solution:

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I called it "death ghee". Several bhut jolokia minced up and simmered in ghee.

So watching a Thai person (not the spicy-averse employee) try those chilis for the first time is farking hilarious. She tasted the spicy ghee by itself, and it takes 4-5 seconds for the heat to kick in. She's literally opening her mouth to tell me it's not spicy when her eyes get big and she goes, "Oh! This is hotter than Thai chilis!!"

...so then we told her to try the yogurt sauce :)


That stuff must have been great.

I'm looking at powdered ghost peppers for my next batch of fermented sauce.  Maybe mixed with powdered habaneros.  I've done some other fermented sauces with dried chiles and I liked them a lot.
 
2022-09-26 6:39:35 AM  

rosekolodny: Trocadero: olrasputin: Samsquantch: And wear gloves when cutting them. I managed to blind myself for an hour because I didn't.

Gloves are a foolproof solution, but all you really need to do is wash your hands well with soap immediately after cutting them.

The absolute worst thing you can do is handle them, forget to wash up, then steam open your pores over a hot pot of chili :)

Done that one a few times, and that shiat literally makes your hands burn, never mind touching eyes.

Not even Reaper hot, any above average chile, you goddamn better wash your hands before you go use the bathroom. You only make that mistake once, and you'll always remember it.

Me. OB tampon. Mistake.


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2022-09-26 7:05:15 AM  

gopher321: Oblig:

[YouTube video: CRAZY RED NECK EATS 3 CAROLINA REAPERS AND DOWN'S A FIFTH OF FIREBALL]


/nsfw language


I can understand popping three reapers for the views, but why chug fireball then?  Like that's just approaching "Tidepod Challenge" levels of dumb.

At least he ended up unchugging most of it.
 
2022-09-26 7:12:31 AM  
I picked up a reaper plant from the nursery this spring out of curiosity.  The first one to ripen was cut into 1/4"x1" strips.  My wife and I each ate one.  It ruined the rest of the day.  I drank a half bottle of Pepto and a gallon of lemonade trying to soothe the pain.  No pleasurable flavor to compliment the heat.  Just burn and indigestion for the next few hours.

To each their own but I'm out.  I've got a whole plant of these things now with no idea on what to do with them.  Scotch bonnets or less for this guy.  I'd sooner slam my dick in a door than eat another one of those reapers.
 
2022-09-26 7:48:30 AM  

rosekolodny: Trocadero: olrasputin: Samsquantch: And wear gloves when cutting them. I managed to blind myself for an hour because I didn't.

Gloves are a foolproof solution, but all you really need to do is wash your hands well with soap immediately after cutting them.

The absolute worst thing you can do is handle them, forget to wash up, then steam open your pores over a hot pot of chili :)

Done that one a few times, and that shiat literally makes your hands burn, never mind touching eyes.

Not even Reaper hot, any above average chile, you goddamn better wash your hands before you go use the bathroom. You only make that mistake once, and you'll always remember it.

Me. OB tampon. Mistake.


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2022-09-26 9:25:42 AM  

olrasputin: Samsquantch: And wear gloves when cutting them. I managed to blind myself for an hour because I didn't.

Gloves are a foolproof solution, but all you really need to do is wash your hands well with soap immediately after cutting them.

The absolute worst thing you can do is handle them, forget to wash up, then steam open your pores over a hot pot of chili :)

Done that one a few times, and that shiat literally makes your hands burn, never mind touching eyes.


I actually use a capsaicin cream for my arthritis. The heat eases pain and stiffness the menthol stuff won't touch. Can't touch anything for a while, though, and avoid doing the dishes or hanging out in sunlight for a few hours.

Samsquantch: Those Carolina Reapers don't play. I put a single pepper in about 12 liters of chili and thought I'd ruined the whole batch because it was so insanely hot. It mellowed out the next day and was a more manageable hot and added a really nice earthy flavor as well. But it does not take much. And wear gloves when cutting them. I managed to blind myself for an hour because I didn't.


Don't puncture the pepper, just chuck the whole thing into the slow cooker/pot and be careful with it while stirring. We did some chili with habaneros that way, and while you still get plenty of heat, it's... hard to describe. More diffused? Less sharp? Less acrid? And there's no ramp-up, it's hot from the first bite.
 
2022-09-26 9:49:24 AM  
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If he was a finalist i am calling shenanigans.
 
2022-09-26 9:49:24 AM  
I had a ton of ghost peppers a few years ago and we had a camping trip planned with some relatives so I brought a small paper bag full of ghosts along for them to try...  well a cousin was doing a fish fry one night and I pulled out the bag of ghosts... probably 12-14 nice big ripe peppers... I mentioned I brought them and then set the bag down and went about prepping some other food and eating and drinking.. then the cousin says... ok... I put the peppers in the deep fryer with the fish... and I said oh, how many?  he said... all of them.  a few minutes later while he's standing over the fryer he starts coughing, then complains about his eyes burning... I ate the fish.. iat was actually really good... the heat wasn't overpowering at all... fortunately this was about the last basket of fish from the fryer... everyone else had already eaten... just a few of us even tried the 'spicy fish'... I have no idea what he did with the oil afterwards... hopefully didn't save it and filter it for reuse.
 
2022-09-26 2:26:25 PM  

The Red Zone: I've got a whole plant of these things now with no idea on what to do with them.


Send them to me. :) Where I am here on the Northern Pacific Coast, good hot peppers are neither cheap nor easy to find.

When I had an abundance, I dried them. They're low in moisture anyway. Just split them in two or smaller, and lay split-side up in your oven at the lowest temperature (if you don't have a dehydrator) and keep an eye on them until they're dry. You can use as much as you want later just by cutting larger pieces into smaller ones as you use them.
 
2022-09-26 2:44:33 PM  
I bought a shaker bottle of Carolina Reaper powder and that stuff has been great.  I can carry some in a small capsule on my keychain and spice up anything that I want to, like Chinese chili oil which has barely any heat at all.

At home, I use the original shaker bottle.  But here's the trick.  I taped up all the holes but one. That'll give you some control over the heat when you're not trying to send all your neurons into overload.
 
2022-09-26 3:31:48 PM  

rosekolodny: Trocadero: olrasputin: Samsquantch: And wear gloves when cutting them. I managed to blind myself for an hour because I didn't.

Gloves are a foolproof solution, but all you really need to do is wash your hands well with soap immediately after cutting them.

The absolute worst thing you can do is handle them, forget to wash up, then steam open your pores over a hot pot of chili :)

Done that one a few times, and that shiat literally makes your hands burn, never mind touching eyes.

Not even Reaper hot, any above average chile, you goddamn better wash your hands before you go use the bathroom. You only make that mistake once, and you'll always remember it.

Me. OB tampon. Mistake.


You have no idea how fast and hard I just clenched my legs reading that.
 
2022-09-26 3:54:47 PM  

The Red Zone: I picked up a reaper plant from the nursery this spring out of curiosity.  The first one to ripen was cut into 1/4"x1" strips.  My wife and I each ate one.  It ruined the rest of the day.  I drank a half bottle of Pepto and a gallon of lemonade trying to soothe the pain.  No pleasurable flavor to compliment the heat.  Just burn and indigestion for the next few hours.

To each their own but I'm out.  I've got a whole plant of these things now with no idea on what to do with them.  Scotch bonnets or less for this guy.  I'd sooner slam my dick in a door than eat another one of those reapers.


Like I said up thread, at least ghost peppers have a fruity sweetness to go with this heat.
CSS: I recently made a korma curry, but since I could not get ahold of ghost peppers, I made use of habaneros for a milder heat but fruity flavor befitting a korma.  All the fruits and nuts calmed the heat down so you knew it was there but it didn't set your mouth on fire.
 
2022-09-26 4:07:41 PM  

harleyquinnical: The Red Zone: I picked up a reaper plant from the nursery this spring out of curiosity.  The first one to ripen was cut into 1/4"x1" strips.  My wife and I each ate one.  It ruined the rest of the day.  I drank a half bottle of Pepto and a gallon of lemonade trying to soothe the pain.  No pleasurable flavor to compliment the heat.  Just burn and indigestion for the next few hours.

To each their own but I'm out.  I've got a whole plant of these things now with no idea on what to do with them.  Scotch bonnets or less for this guy.  I'd sooner slam my dick in a door than eat another one of those reapers.

Like I said up thread, at least ghost peppers have a fruity sweetness to go with this heat.
CSS: I recently made a korma curry, but since I could not get ahold of ghost peppers, I made use of habaneros for a milder heat but fruity flavor befitting a korma.  All the fruits and nuts calmed the heat down so you knew it was there but it didn't set your mouth on fire.


That sounds loverly.  I'm making some easy-going comfort food for the house right now but a robust curry is next.
 
2022-09-26 7:29:56 PM  

harleyquinnical: rosekolodny: Trocadero: olrasputin: Samsquantch: And wear gloves when cutting them. I managed to blind myself for an hour because I didn't.

Gloves are a foolproof solution, but all you really need to do is wash your hands well with soap immediately after cutting them.

The absolute worst thing you can do is handle them, forget to wash up, then steam open your pores over a hot pot of chili :)

Done that one a few times, and that shiat literally makes your hands burn, never mind touching eyes.

Not even Reaper hot, any above average chile, you goddamn better wash your hands before you go use the bathroom. You only make that mistake once, and you'll always remember it.

Me. OB tampon. Mistake.

You have no idea how fast and hard I just clenched my legs reading that.


I know. No touchey!
 
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