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Old 02-05-2015, 12:44 PM   #31
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We have 2 jars of ghost pepper salt that I am gradually using when I need both salt and heat in a dish. I can't imagine eating a ghost pepper straight.
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Old 02-05-2015, 04:18 PM   #32
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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.
The hottest pepper wing challenge I've heard of involved the Naga Viper. It's hotter than the ghost pepper.

The reason your friend probably failed probably is not that he couldn't handle a single pepper, but the cumulative effect of eating multiple wings, with more and more capsacan loading up on his tongue. Eat one pepper and your good. Eat four or five and the heat just keeps building. Some folks who stated my hot chile wasn't very hot, at a local chile contest, came back after 3 or 4 more bites, sweating and looking like they'd just eaten something a bit hotter than they were prepared for. The wanted something to cool the burn in the worst way.

Yep, there is instant heat in peppers. But there is more when you eat them, or products made with them over a short time.

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Old 02-06-2015, 07:34 AM   #33
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The hottest pepper wing challenge I've heard of involved the Naga Viper. It's hotter than the ghost pepper.
The Naga Viper is old news. It's since been replaced by the "Carolina Reaper" as the world's hottest chile. But does it really matter once you get past a certain point?

Back on the subject of ghost peppers, I have a new salsa recipe I've been making a lot of lately. It has a base of tomatillos and garlic, but gets most of its flavor from a number of dried chiles, including arbol, guajillo, and ancho. I also recently started adding dried ghost peppers to it (just a pinch). I've found the dried product doesn't have nearly as much heat as the fresh, but still has a lot of the same fruity notes.
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Old 01-01-2017, 09:26 PM   #34
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I just saw the title of this thread and realized this was a post from when I first joined in 2012! Awesome!


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I just saw the title of this thread and realized this was a post from when I first joined in 2012! Awesome!
So is the boyfriend you mentioned in the first post now your husband, or was he replaced?
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Old 01-02-2017, 10:41 PM   #37
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Old 01-02-2017, 11:46 PM   #38
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DW got me these peppers, from a company called Pendery's, ground into powder and packaged in 1.6 oz. packets. Pendery's specializes in hot peppers. They are from hottest on down:
1. Carolina Reaper - 2,000,000+ SHU
2. 7 Pod Douglah - 1.8 million SHU
3. Scorpio Trinidad Moruga - 1.2 to 2 millian SHU
4. Buhk Jalokia (Ghost Pepper) - 1,000,000 SHU

I believe these are the four hottest peppers on the planet.

I have a brother in law who loves my salsa with the Carolina Reapers, Japones, and Ghost Peppers in it. He loves the heat and the flavor. I gave him a jar last Christmas and he ate the pint bottle in one sitting. This year, I gave him a quart of the salsa. His eyes lit up and he had a big smile on his face.

The same is true with a lady from our church. She loves rediculosly hot food. I gave her a pint. She told me that she went out and bought a salad, poured all of the salsa on top and enjoyed every bite.

My eldest daughter, PAG, also loves the same kind of heat.

And as was stated earlier, these peppers have great flavor, if you are of the ilk that can handle the heat.

I also believe that if it causes pain, don't eat it to show how tough you are. That's just silly. But if you really enjoy the heat, without pain, and the flavor, then by all means, eat away.

I guess those who don't believe people can eat ghost peppers and hotter, just don't know as any chili heads as I do. And yes, I also know the pretenders who think they can handle truly hot chilies, but can't.

Oh, and by the way, not all chilies of a certain variety have the same heat. I ate a simple, baked jalepino from a great Mexican place in Kentwood, MI that had me gasping, it was so hot.

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Old 01-03-2017, 01:41 AM   #39
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Ghost pepper used to be used as an Elephant pest control and not human food. So when elephants came to dine on the farmers crop , the first thing they got was peppers and would leave.
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I had brought Craig some dried ghost peppers a while back and remembered them when I needed a hot dried chile for the harissa paste I was making. Since I was scared of it being too hot, I only used a small piece of the smallest chile in the bag. Have to say, the finished harissa paste was pretty good and definitely not overly spicy. I'll use a bigger piece next time. Course my tolerance isn't exactly normal after being exposed for years to Craig's preference for really spicy food.
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