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Made a batch of chili tonight. I added one dehydrated ghost chili and a dozen chipolte peppers to my regular batch. After an hour of simmering it was easily hot enough, I was sweating just tasting the stuff. I took the ghost chili out (I had some jalapenos and red pepper etc. in there) and ate it. Surprisingly enough, it still had quite a bit of heat left in it, and my mouth is still numb after a couple of cold beers and water etc.
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Ghost chili?
 

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Bhut Jolokia is its name actually :D Comparing its potency to a Jalapeno it like comparing alcohol content of beer and Everclear

 

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MikesChevelle said:
Bhut Jolokia is its name actually :D Comparing its potency it like comparing alcohol content of beer and Everclear


So basically, you're eating low-strength pepper spray. Got it. :eek:
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Yeah, I once got the bright idea to add part of a ghost chili to salsa. The heat wasn't the problem, but it made my stomach feel like crap for several hours afterward.
 

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I went out to a nicer Indian restaurant last night for my B-day dinner. I got some lamb curry that was so hot that my taste buds may be gone. My stomach lining is gone as well.
 

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PlasticMotif said:
I went out to a nicer Indian restaurant last night for my B-day dinner. I got some lamb curry that was so hot that my taste buds may be gone. My stomach lining is gone as well.
Stomach lining is overrated.
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Where can you buy these? I'd love to try them. Best I've been able to find around here is habanero and they're not cutting it anymore when I use them in salsa and chili.

I think I may try to grow some hot peppers next year.
 

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KenB said:
Where can you buy these? I'd love to try them. Best I've been able to find around here is habanero and they're not cutting it anymore when I use them in salsa and chili.

I think I may try to grow some hot peppers next year.
Sounds like the way to go is just buy some self-defense spray and spray some on your food.
 

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Bocephus Jones II said:
Sounds like the way to go is just buy some self-defense spray and spray some on your food.

I don't just want hot. I'd like to taste them. I found a site that sells them dried. I'd like to find fresh if possible. These sound like they'd be great minced up in some salsa.
 

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KenB said:
I don't just want hot. I'd like to taste them. I found a site that sells them dried. I'd like to find fresh if possible. These sound like they'd be great minced up in some salsa.
Cept with the link he provided it looks like they just sell seeds and you have to grow them. Ten seeds for $8 is pretty pricey.

Then again...$40 for hot sauce made with it is also

https://www.amazon.com/Daves-Pepper-Jolokia-Private-Reserve/dp/B001I3HEXY

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I found a hot sauce where one droplet is enough to heavily spice a bathtub's worth or chili
 

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JCavilia said:

They have a really good flavor profile. They are sort of like a habanero in they way they produce that full mouth hot that takes a second to register and then builds up (as opposed to tabasco, for instance, which hits fast but typically subsides quickly as well). If you can get past the heat the flavor is really good. I've had several salsas and sauces (even a bbq sauce) made with them and have liked them all for the heat profile.

If you are growing from seeds be warned that you will most likely not get the full strength. Pepper heat and flavor is determined by growing conditions (soil, water, temps, etc) which will probably not be optimum or replicate what you can get commercially. Still fun to try though!
 
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