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  1. Aug 4, 2019 #821

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    I was wondering about the caking,I was calling it packing. I just smack the side of the bottle. I'll check it out Thanks!

    Last year I found the Jalapeno powder and it is $7 for a 6oz bottle but that is a local store brand. But when I started looking at it online I was shocked how much it costs. I had planned to get a dehydrator anyway and my brother has a garden and he gets a 6 pack of plants for cheap, so seemed like a good idea. Shipping them to me and back adds to the cost though but it is our own!;):cool:
     
  2. Aug 5, 2019 #822

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    Do you Freeze bulk powder or do you find it not needed?

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  3. Aug 5, 2019 #823

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    I do freeze some powder. I had Korean pepper flakes mold on me when i get 2lb bags of them.
     
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    Thanks! Was thinking I might need too. Seems another box of peppers is headed my way this week.:D
     
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    Bonnet hot sauce coming soon. They are such beautiful peppers.

    Papa Dreadie Scotch Bonnet
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    Trenton Farmers Market Scotch bonnet
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    A few Scotch Brains for a little more zip :D
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    I got more than this but some are set aside for seed stock. They will be added after i get the seeds removed
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    I tasted just a dab of the Hab powder I made. I was crying like a little baby for a good while and felt I about burned the tip of my tongue!:eek::hot:
    Just looking at those Scotch peppers brings tears to my eyes.

    My Brother told me that he has a lot of Super Chili peppers so those should be coming my way.

    These are his plants. But he thinks they are pretty much done for the year. They have been in a bit of a drought.
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    He just texted me and said this batch shipping tomorrow. More Jalapeno and Serrano later. I just started crying again looking at those habs in the left.

    Several super chili at the bottom of the pic.

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    This 6 pack is stupid hot. I sampled the peach ones. Hotter than the ghost from last year. The other 2 red ones should be quite a bit hotter. Probably mix these with one large sweet red bell from Turkey. Im not looking forward to tasting these. :p
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    I sampled a CARDI Scorpion.. Those things are insane. Capsaicin oil was oozing all over the inside. This pod was a freak and lit my up like never before.
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    Got a pretty Reaper today also.
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    Finally got some small pods on the brown bhuts. Hope i still got time for some ripe ones. Got lots of pods i could pick atm but im a tad busy to deal with them right this moment.

    Nalglah Brown are really pretty when you get a few on the plant to contrast the green
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    JPGS, great producer and shape but overall flavor is just ok. Think i liked the CARDIs and red bhuts better for flavor.
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    Really like the Scotch Brains from Juanitos. VERY attractive pods.
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    CARDI Scorpions from Juanitos doing great and much hotter than i expected. Probably adding these to the "grow too list"
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    A mantis is guarding one of my Dragons Breath. About at 10 o'clock from the top ripe pod
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    TFMs from Trents seeds were a great choice for another bonnet to try. Not quite as pretty as Dreadies but does fine here.
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    Tekne Dolmasi ready to go. Bottom pic is a larger one for my seed stock when its ripe. These are a must if you like sweet red bells.
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    Anuum patch covered in volunteer burr gherkin vines. They dont climb the peppers so i figured why not let them grow to shade the soil. Got a almost ripe Zapotec in that mess too. :D
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    Liana long beans went into overdrive now. Picked almost a pound today and could have picked more. That trellis is about 8ft tall
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    I can hardly keep up now. Had to sell some of these just because i hate messing with so many super hots. Well,.. and they sell for more than filet Mignon. :D I might have to grow way more Reapers next year if i can keep getting $7/100 grams. :p Ive barely touched my bonnets, SRP and Bolsa De Dulce plants lately.

    Over 1600grams are mostly screaming hot peppers. :p
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    Joes Long Cayenne is a great producer and great flavor for a cayenne. I think i got another load i can pick today or tomorrow. Im already over a pound from a sorta smaller plant in a pot. Gunna make a batch of fermented sauce with a 2-4 Scorpions added to the mash.
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    Anyone into big brown bhuts? :D
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    amazing looking peppers, I have a batch of reapers and ghost peppers no one wanted fermenting. Probably inedible for me and most people as way too hot aside from a drop here and there. Not sure what i'll do with it, but it was worth a try so we will see.
     
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    When unsure you can just freeze them. They still work fine for most stuff. Vinegar based mash even freezes well. Freeze it in ice cube trays. Use a cube of super hot mash added to other hot sauces for extra zip when needed.

    I use mine by adding just a few to much milder pepper sauces. If you dry them you get mostly only the heat and not the typical super hot flavors as much. So for lets say.....a 2 quart cayenne ferment i would add maybe 4 super hots. 1 12oz bottle of Crystals hot sauce would get 1 pod added.

    I did just that the other day because Crystals is so cheap and its so simple. I used 1 dried Scorpion, some aji panca powder and granulated garlic for flavor. Cooked that in 8oz 50/50 water vinegar. Mixed it with 12oz of Crystals for a heat increase without being brutal.
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    I will give your vinegar based mash tip a shot once fermented
     
  15. Sep 16, 2019 at 5:42 PM #835

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    Dehydrator has been running away the last few days. A local market had Hatch chiles on sale for 98 cents a pound and i picked a load of jalas too. Deseeded and quartered them all first. Kicked up the temp to 130F and they dry fairly fast but still retain a nice color.

    I did a test batch of supers the other day. Carefully cut them in half (sorta) but left the stems on. Gives me something to hold on to. I hate handling super hots. Man do they dry fast that way. Fumes though are pretty rough. Not gagging bad but it makes me sneeze like mad.

    I got 600 grams of long cayenne (4 supers tossed in) fermenting and a big bag of bonnets going in a fermenter very soon. All very rough chopped so they are easy to hold down under the brine. The cayenne ferment is on its 5th day and already has a nice sour smell. I used some Cutting Edge culture starter to get it going faster. I could not risk them since it all that i have. Bonnets i can chance without the starter. I got lots of those.
     
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    Ripe Zapotec jalapenos for my seed stock. These are wicked jalapenos. Great heat for a jala and not a hybrid. Got quite a few more ripe on the other plants too. I should have plenty of extra seeds in a couple weeks.
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  17. Sep 16, 2019 at 11:24 PM #837

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    Those are some pretty Jalapenos. I dried Peppers on 3 different weekends (2 Dehydrator runs each first 2 weekends and one full on the last) to make 3lb of powder. Jalapenos, Garden Salsa, Serrano, and a few Habs and Super Chili. I tasted a dab of each on my tongue to check for taste and heat. I almost cried like a baby when I did the hab.:eek: It sneaks up on you and when the burn starts it just keeps coming. The Jalapeno, Serrano and Garden Salsa powders were a BIG hit with my Brother (He grew them all), My Sister and my Nephew and his wife. Heading home this coming weekend and have about 20 shaker bottles to take there. They can't wait. :D We are not into the super hots, not sure why my brother raised the habs. They did not do all that well though. Had a lot of them that looked good outside but not on the inside.

    This was about all of it for this year. We are planning for more next year since it went over so well.

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    Made a new Label as a sort of Family Joke.

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