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Old 11-30-2014, 01:03 PM   #21
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It appears that lots of cooks play with their parts.

View it as a lesson to wash up Before and After.

Can we be too clean in the kitchen?

OCD aside, Be careful folks. Simple meal prep can be dangerous.

Ghost peppers are hot. But they do have a nice flavor that accompanies that heat. Used in moderation they can add layers to a dish.
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Old 11-30-2014, 02:18 PM   #22
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I would add that since capsaicin is not water-soluble, washing with water or drinking beer, water, etc., isn't going to help much. It just spreads the chemical around. Capsaicin is fat-soluble, so eating sour cream or drinking milk works better.
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Old 11-30-2014, 02:43 PM   #23
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I would add that since capsaicin is not water-soluble, washing with water or drinking beer, water, etc., isn't going to help much. It just spreads the chemical around. Capsaicin is fat-soluble, so eating sour cream or drinking milk works better.
Dairy products are the recommended products for relief from self imposed pain.
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Any kind of fat will work.
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Dairy products are the recommended products for relief from self imposed pain.
Self imposed pain is the key here.

As kids ( subjective) we had fun rocking ourselves with what was available.

Bread was always a way to escape over indulgence.
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Old 11-30-2014, 10:04 PM   #26
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Ghost peppers

Ha! We just had a discussion about ghost peppers over the Thanksgiving holiday here. My son-in-law had a hilarious story about a practical joke he played on his fellow firefighters that involved ghost peppers that one of them grew. Let's just say they are really, really hot, lol. Don't even try to eat them. Not even a sliver.
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:34 AM   #27
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Ha! We just had a discussion about ghost peppers over the Thanksgiving holiday here. My son-in-law had a hilarious story about a practical joke he played on his fellow firefighters that involved ghost peppers that one of them grew. Let's just say they are really, really hot, lol. Don't even try to eat them. Not even a sliver.
I've eaten whole ghost peppers without distress. My poor DW can't even get near enough to smell them without discomfort. I think it involves genetics, and getting used to eating rediculously hot stuff, starting with milder peppers and working up the Scoville scale.

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I've eaten whole ghost peppers without distress....
Really? I'd like to see that. Not saying it isn't possible, but I have a buddy who used to claim there was no hot chile he couldn't eat. He always had a bottle of Dave's Insanity Sauce sitting on his desk at work and put it on everything imaginable. I have also personally seen him eat habaneros like candy.

But the Ghost Pepper Wing Challenge at a local bar brought him to tears a little more than halfway through it. He finally had to admit he had met his match and couldn't finish. I had a bite of one wing. Now I love fiery foods, but it was more than I could handle. It wasn't anything that was remotely enjoyable.

From what I understand, in India they make a spray from Bhut Jolokia that they put on fences to keep elephants away.
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Really? I'd like to see that. Not saying it isn't possible, but I have a buddy who used to claim there was no hot chile he couldn't eat. He always had a bottle of Dave's Insanity Sauce sitting on his desk at work and put it on everything imaginable. I have also personally seen him eat habaneros like candy.

But the Ghost Pepper Wing Challenge at a local bar brought him to tears a little more than halfway through it. He finally had to admit he had met his match and couldn't finish. I had a bite of one wing. Now I love fiery foods, but it was more than I could handle. It wasn't anything that was remotely enjoyable.

From what I understand, in India they make a spray from Bhut Jolokia that they put on fences to keep elephants away.
My witness is a Doctor who just happen to attend the same church as I do, and who also grows ghost peppers. He challenges every new missionary to just have a nibble. He is famous in this neck of the woods for his peppers. He challenged me to eat one, as he knows I like hot foods. I took a nibble and was easily able to handle that. I took a larger bite, and it was no problem. He said that I needed to eat the rest in a single mouthful. I did. It was hot, but not something that caused me pain. The good doctor stated that my face turned fairly red.

When I make hot chili for our chili cookoff, I have to use other people's taste-buds to tell me how hot the chili is. I can tell that it's hot, but not how hot.

I remember my first food with Tabasco Sauce on it. I thought my head was going to explode. Now, I can't even feel the heat of Tabasco brand sauces. Things that used to be hot to me are now almost devoid of heat. Slim Jim original sausages used to have me running to the drinking fountain. I really can't taste any heat in that sausage anymore. And yet, salt is still salty, sugar is still sweet, and I can still determine what herbs and spices are used in dishes that I sample.

I don't understand how it works. For all I know, I'm simply, and effectively ignoring the pain. I've had to ignore some pretty severe pain in my lifetime, and have gotten pretty good at it.

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Old 12-02-2014, 01:02 PM   #30
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I took baskets of peppers to the local bar to give away.
I brought ghost peppers each time along with other peppers and produce I grew in my garden.
One guy thought it would be no big deal and sliced the ghost pepper in half and bit it off the stem.
He was in the bathroom for quite a while and later told me he would never do that again.

This thread is very old and it seems that ghost peppers are no longer the hottest pepper. I understand the hottest pepper was propagated and grown here in SC.
Its called the Carolina Reaper.

Heres the list:
https://www.crazyhotseeds.com/top-10...ttest-peppers/
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