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Old 04-12-2011, 07:55 PM   #1
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Trinidad Scorpion Butch T., THE NEW Hottest chili pepper ever!!!!

New chili pepper crowned world’s hottest | The Upshot Yahoo! News

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Yes, the Butch T. outdistances the Naga Viper, barely, on the Scoville scale -- which rates spice power by tracking the presence of a chemical compound in chilis. The Australian Butch T. weighs in at 1.46 million heat units on the scale, while the British Naga Viper tops out at 1.38 million. For comparison, the average jalapeno pepper falls around 5,000.
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:25 PM   #2
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I think I burned my eyelashes off just reading that article.
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:01 AM   #3
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I have grown red savina habernaros in my garden, when people thought they were the hottest. They were inedible to normal humans when consumed raw. They blistered my lips and put me to bed and forced my VERY hot pepper aficianado partner who is dairy allergic to drink milk seeking relief.

I had to lie down for at least an hour. And I like hot hot hot.

They are manageable cooked or after freezing. I still grow them.

BUT I can't imagine eating these new varieties. Seriously, what's the point?
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:46 AM   #4
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i thought the bhut jolokia, or ghost chili, was the hottest.

jenny, i grew red savinas one year as well. one year was enough to realize you have to be nuts to eat them, so why bother to produce them?
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i thought the bhut jolokia, or ghost chili, was the hottest.

jenny, i grew red savinas one year as well. one year was enough to realize you have to be nuts to eat them, so why bother to produce them?
I just watched a video on Yahoo, the guy who grew them in Austrailia was just about speechless, the other two guys were in dire straits after eating a small bit. Crazy!
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i thought the bhut jolokia, or ghost chili, was the hottest.

jenny, i grew red savinas one year as well. one year was enough to realize you have to be nuts to eat them, so why bother to produce them?
If you cook them or freeze them they give you that great fruity hab taste but less heat. Still hotter than most. I have a family of fire eaters!
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:44 AM   #7
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I like to do up a couple of jars of pickled habs every year. It pretty much lasts me for the whole year until next season. I mince half of one up very fine and sprinkle very sparingly on salsa, or nachos. I am the only one in the house who will eat them.
I wonder what they would be like if you fire roasted them and peeled them and jarred them that way?
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:14 AM   #8
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They make fantastic pepper jelly!
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:59 AM   #9
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They make fantastic pepper jelly!
I can attest to that!

I like hot too. These new varieties seem ridiculous to me though. I can not see how anyone can possibly use enough to taste the flavor without causing serious pain and what is the point of that?
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I just watched a video on Yahoo, the guy who grew them in Austrailia was just about speechless, the other two guys were in dire straits after eating a small bit. Crazy!
Ask Craig what happens when you and your brother decide to do some taste testing and start going thru the hot sauces in the pantry and you try Dave's Insanity sauce on a cracker...
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