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Old 06-22-2009, 03:50 PM   #1
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Which peppercorn to get?

Hello,

I'm going to get me a pepper grinder soon and i was wondering which peppercord to get? I see there's a mix bag with 4 types of peppers and there' single ones also.

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Old 06-22-2009, 03:56 PM   #2
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Here are some good ones. My personal favorite is the special extra bold. I find the fruity pepper flavor is really intense with this kind. It packs a punch of flavor.
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Old 06-22-2009, 04:07 PM   #3
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Try this site:

Welcome to Pepper Passion

I especially like the Talamanca del Caribe -- best I've ever had.
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Old 06-22-2009, 04:08 PM   #4
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I've been using the Tellicherry peppercorns from that same link as GB. Haven't tried the specials yet.
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:15 PM   #5
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Peppercorns

My thanks for the person that recommended my small business Pepper-Passion Inc.

I noticed that this thread had directed a number of visitors to my site so i was a little curious about what was being discussed and would like to add a few comments.

Trying to determine which peppercorn is best is a little like judging a beauty contest. All of the contestants may be beautiful but in the end it boils down to personal choice. The same is true of peppercorns. I perform many hundreds of taste tests among customers each year and while our Talamanca is a real favorite, not everyone prefers it. The good news is that we offer 8 different black peppercorns and each has a distinctive flavor. That is why out Black Pepper Sampler Pack is one of our most popular products, especially among our first-time customers. It is fun to experiment just like with coffee or wine.

As for the mixes, I think they are a waste of money. The rose and green peppercorns have fresh and delicate flavors easily overpowered by the stronger white and/or black. I believe the appeal is entirely visual, as it makes not sense from a culinary standpoint. I use the analogy of red and white wines. Each has its place and there is a reason you do not mix them together, the are best enjoyed as distinct products.

My advice is to experiment and have fun doing it. There are differences, have fun exploring them, and I hope you might consider becoming one of our customers along the way.

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Old 06-22-2009, 08:20 PM   #6
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Wow Bruce your site in fascinating. I will be ordering the Black Pepper sampler pack soon I am sure. How do you recommend peppercorns are stored when not in a pepper mill? I have always kept them in the freezer. Is that the best method?
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:28 PM   #7
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Gotta have deep pockets for one of those pepper mill grinder's but they are beautiful to look at.
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:00 AM   #8
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Gotta have deep pockets for one of those pepper mill grinder's but they are beautiful to look at.
Pepper mills are a small indulgence and make more sense to me as a collector’s hobby than many other collecting pastimes.
Cole & Mason makes some reasonably priced & durable grinders and the French Perfex grinds very nicely but is a bit pricier.
It’s nice to have a variety of grinders to go with a variety of peppercorns; if for no other reason than doing side by side taste comparisons.
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:14 AM   #9
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I'll chime in with a vote for tellicherry. When I was in high school, I bought my mother a Peugeot pepper mill because she kept buying cheap ones and they'd not last a year. Over the years people have bought me various other expensive gadget type pepper mills, but in fact, the Peugeot I bought when I moved in with my husband (27 years ago) still works fine. This darned thing got lost for an entire two rainy seasons in Hawaii (do not ask me how it wound up under the ti plants in the back of the yard), and for one year here (that I can understand, it got covered in snow after a late fall cookout). I went to my local spice man, having noticed that he sold the brand and was going to buy a new one. (Yes, he keeps me in tellicherry peppercorns). He asked me to bring mine in. He took it apart, cleaned it, reassembled it. Oh, I did buy a new mill from him, one that is presentable at the dining room table. But that old, scarred, veteran of many military moves and a few lost seasons in the tropical mud and frigid snow is still my kitchen, working its gears. And I like tellicherries because they are smaller than the grocery store peppercorns and easy to fill the mill with, plus I think they have a little more zip.
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:39 AM   #10
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The small resealable bags we use for packaging are ideal for storing peppercorns. Keeep them cool and dry and they wi be good for years.

I also bought my mother a Peugeot Pepper Mill for similar reasons about 25-30 years ago. It still works fine but she now has a matched set of my mills in Gaboon Ebony. She calls it "jewelry for her dining table". One disadvantage of the Peugeot is that it does not grind real coarse which is what I prefer.

Our Pocket Peppermill is only $10.00 and is perfect for carrying around or for keeping collection for tasting purposes. I use them at shows for exactly that purpose.

Tellicherry is a great pepper and has a wonderful complex aroma but I have at least two other varieties I like better.

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