I HATE TEXAS - pepper weevils/maggots!!!!


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I can eat a Habanero but not a Carolina Reaper - they are fricken hot... But I like to make homemade hot sauces!

A few months ago I made some Diablo hot-sauce (Chile de Arbol) and brought some to a breakfast meeting I used to go to. I offered samples to some folks - most declined - but one young fellow from Texas said he liked hot and asked to try some on his scrambled eggs. He was smart, he didn't go overboard, and half way through his eggs he - took a break from eating :D - but he did finally resume and finish his breakfast, with a little sweat on his brow.

As I was about to leave, this guy from California walks in (everyone knows him), and he asked about my hot sauce and whether he could try some - I said "sure, but its very hot." He acted like mehhh, no problem. I said "are you sure?" He said yeah...

So I opened the jar and he sunk a teaspoon in and covered his eggs in hot sauce. I was like 'WHOW - DO YOU THINK YOU ARE SUPERMAN OR SOMETHING? THAT STUFF IS HOT!!!" He brushed me off and went and sat down. I screwed the cap back on and stood there and watched...

I wish I had a camera. The look on his face when he took his first fork full - I have to be honest, it cracks me us just writing/telling the story even now. He must have thought it was Pace Picante sauce but when it hit his mouth it looked like he ate plutonium. Then, of all things, he picks up his cup off hot black coffee and tries to wash it down. :D Only a Californian (no offense to anyone - but if you knew the guy)...

He stood up, picked up his plate, started walking to the garbage can with it and says to me as he walks past, "Why would anyone make anything that hot?"

I said "hey, I warned ya."

I cut a Carolina Reaper in 8ths last year, then cut a piece in half and ate it - I'll never do that again, but they do make some kick-butt hot sauce!

Hot sauce is good for your heart and circulation - raises metabolism. Learned to love it when I lived in Hawaii and had some Cambodian and Thai friends.
 
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I can eat a Habanero but not a Carolina Reaper - they are fricken hot... But I like to make homemade hot sauces!

A few months ago I made some Diablo hot-sauce (Chile de Arbol) and brought some to a breakfast meeting I used to go to. I offered samples to some folks - most declined - but one young fellow from Texas said he liked hot and asked to try some on his scrambled eggs. He was smart, he didn't go overboard, and half way through his eggs he - took a break from eating :D - but he did finally resume and finish his breakfast, with a little sweat on his brow.

As I was about to leave, this guy from California walks in (everyone knows him), and he asked about my hot sauce and whether he could try some - I said "sure, but its very hot." He acted like mehhh, no problem. I said "are you sure?" He said yeah...

So I opened the jar and he sunk a teaspoon in and covered his eggs in hot sauce. I was like 'WHOW - DO YOU THINK YOU ARE SUPERMAN OR SOMETHING? THAT STUFF IS HOT!!!" He brushed me off and went and sat down. I screwed the cap back on and stood there and watched...

I wish I had a camera. The look on his face when he took his first fork full - I have to be honest, it cracks me us just writing/telling the story even now. He must have thought it was Pace Picante sauce but when it hit his mouth it looked like he ate plutonium. Then, of all things, he picks up his cup off hot black coffee and tries to wash it down. :D Only a Californian (no offense to anyone - but if you knew the guy)...

He stood up, picked up his plate, started walking to the garbage can with it and says to me as he walks past, "Why would anyone make anything that hot?"

I said "hey, I warned ya."

I cut a Carolina Reaper in 8ths last year, then cut a piece in half and ate it - I'll never do that again, but they do make some kick-butt hot sauce!

Hot sauce is good for your heart and circulation - raises metabolism. Learned to love it when I lived in Hawaii and had some Cambodian and Thai friends.
I have a friend who was like the Californian and a bunch of years ago I grew what is now known a Chilitepin. It's about the size of a pea and football shaped and really hot but nothing even close to a reaper. I told him it was a 3 biter but he put then whole thing in his mouth and chewed it up. These pepper are not immediately hot, it takes a few seconds before the hot kicks in. He literally could not breathe, tears ran down his cheeks and he jumped up and ran to the kitchen and did the worst possible thing. He tried to stop the heat with water.
I grew Trinidad Scorpion last year and made Pepper Tea out of it to spray on plants. This year I am growing a new variety called Thick Walled Cayenne. I ate an older green one last week and it is plenty hot enough for me. I let them turn red and then I dehydrate and make into pepper flakes for pizza and other things. I am also growing Tabasco peppers for pickled hot peppers along with chocolate habeneros. Then I have a bunch of different varieties of sweet peppers. It looks like a good year for peppers but a bad year for tomatoes. The weather is not conducive for tomatoes this year. I'll be lucky to get 5 lbs per plant on the best plants.
 
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I had lots of trouble this year - with everything! :D

I just brought a few habaneros in before the birds get them. They're small but extremely hot, for habaneros... The Ghost and Carolina Reapers are growing, but I doubt that I will get many based on the RoundUp attack they suffered early this year. Nevertheless - I need to get over to Lowe's and get some bird netting to string over them.
 
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I had lots of trouble this year - with everything! :D

I just brought a few habaneros in before the birds get them. They're small but extremely hot, for habaneros... The Ghost and Carolina Reapers are growing, but I doubt that I will get many based on the RoundUp attack they suffered early this year. Nevertheless - I need to get over to Lowe's and get some bird netting to string over them.
Roundup attack? Explain what happened and if you could send pictures. Maybe I can help
 
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Earlier in the year I started a different thread - had a few containers of Habaneros and Carolina Reapers and I moved them what I thought was a safe distance and sprayed some RoundUp on some weeds outside the fence line. Some of the vapors must have drifted over to my peppers and they were looking really bad - I thought they were dead.

Contrary to someone's advice, I cut them back and just kept watering them, and then bought and potted a few more just to be safe. Now they look like little pepper bushes - tempting me to always cut them back regardless of health!

They're doing great now! I'm surprised they survived the RoundUp!

One of my Victoria Red Grapes that came under Pierce's Disease attack is starting to look like it it going to live through it, too!

I'll be back later - I have some work to do writing DIY instructions for a home-building company this weekend! Brain hurts!
 
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Made some Habanero hot sauce yesterday and let it chill overnight - delicious, and plenty hot - awesome on a couple of chicken fajita street tacos from the taco-wagon down the highway!
 

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