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Old 07-26-2007, 05:19 PM   #11
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Interesting reading. I had no idea that the flavor and intensity could vary so much in peppers, even from the same plant. I'm glad the unexpected extra hotness wasn't yet another sign of me getting older
Next time..... now that I know there will be a next time, I was going to give up on them..... I will cut into one and give it a little sniff test before I fully commit my sinuses and hands to strong oils. I'll pick up some more latex gloves, too, just in case. Right now I just use them for painting or staining, but I see it would be a good idea to have a pair on hand in the kitchen.
Uhhh, pun intended I guess

Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 07-27-2007, 01:29 PM   #12
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I've read somewhere that cross pollination can cause different heat levels in peppers too.I only grow hot chiles, so wouldn't really know.
But the effect on your hands is interesting. Never happened to me, not even with habaneros, and I never clean them under water either. Don't want to wash away the smokey taste/smell.
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Old 07-29-2007, 12:09 AM   #13
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I feel for you I have never had that problem here is two things you can do
1 see if you can get jalapeno'sfrom Texas A&M they have bred a strain that is harmless very little heat, most big seed company's have them
2 All ways wear plastic glove or better Medical gloves and wash and bleach your board twice. that oil is a bear some times to git rid of
3 remember dairy products are very good for getting rid of the pain in your mouth yogurt is best
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