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Hottest thing I ever consumed (successfully) was 2 scoops of Dave’s Insanity Salsa. This was immediately AFTER eating a Thai dish called Basil Chicken. I had the owner spice it with Habanero peppers. There were full chunks in that.

There is a phenomenon in eating spicy food that I call “going over the top”
It is when, during the course of an extremely spicy meal, that you suddenly don’t feel the heat. AT ALL. It was at that point I was barely able to handle the Insanity Salsa straight up. But barely.

BTW, after going “over the top” a whole new set of flavors comes alive that seem not to be present until then.

A friend and I used to meet periodically to eat spicy foods, we treated the meal as though it were an athletic event. Actually, I sweat LESS during athletic events. Smile

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Not very hot but love the flavor of D.A.T. sauce. Has a nice smoky flavor. Used a teaspoonful in each burrito.

Tabasco Chipotle is a good bit hotter and it’s not even all that high on the scale. Maybe a dozen drops of that in each burrito now.

Took a large bite of a pickled habanero once. That was painful with no milk handy …. I can’t imagine that Sontaneous Combustion stuff ….

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Milk does nothing to stop a Habanero Burn. Good luck with that!

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Sucking on something acidic like lemon or lime will help alot.
Also putting a sugar cube in your mouth will help(dont recommend as it is disgusting to taste with the pepper).
You could also take a teaspoon of salt and switch it in your mouth, this will help pull the oils of the pepper out of your mouth when you spit the salt out.
Avoid Water and Alcoholic beverages.

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downlinx wrote:
Sucking on something acidic like lemon or lime will help alot.
Also putting a sugar cube in your mouth will help(dont recommend as it is disgusting to taste with the pepper).
You could also take a teaspoon of salt and switch it in your mouth, this will help pull the oils of the pepper out of your mouth when you spit the salt out.
Avoid Water and Alcoholic beverages.

Or carbonated drinks

Eating a piece of bread cleans the palate and helps get rid of the burn faster…but I LIKE the burn Smile

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dchomak wrote:
Hottest thing I ever consumed (successfully) was 2 scoops of Dave’s Insanity Salsa. This was immediately AFTER eating a Thai dish called Basil Chicken. I had the owner spice it with Habanero peppers. There were full chunks in that.

There is a phenomenon in eating spicy food that I call “going over the top”
It is when, during the course of an extremely spicy meal, that you suddenly don’t feel the heat. AT ALL. It was at that point I was barely able to handle the Insanity Salsa straight up. But barely.

BTW, after going “over the top” a whole new set of flavors comes alive that seem not to be present until then.

A friend and I used to meet periodically to eat spicy foods, we treated the meal as though it were an athletic event. Actually, I sweat LESS during athletic events. Smile

I think that is the endorphin rush…feels like a flood overcoming you..after that you really don’t notice the heat but the flavors sure do “come alive”
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The term for people addicted to the endorphin rush, Chili Heads, you know you’re in the club when merely thinking about a hot chili pepper makes your mouth water. Wink

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Had my first orange ripened Scotch Bonnet Habanero from the garden last night. The end tip was like a sweet pepper - nothing, but as you got down to the lower core, that nice flavor and heat started kick'n in - excellent! Smile

Anyone want some cucumbers? I'm overwhelmed - every day, a few more and they are giant!

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I’ll take you up on that offer if you’re adding a few Scotch Bonnet Habanero’s into the kit! Smile

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Some Giant Cucs would slice up well and make a batch of bread and butter pickles, with the devilish taint of Habanero for good measure. Smile

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Some Giant Cucs would slice up well and make a batch of bread and butter pickles, with the devilish taint of Habanero for good measure. Smile

Yes i will agree with this.

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Wow - pickling w/Habaneros in the mix? Nice!! Ok - never mind about the cucumber offer  Tongue Out.

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Now that’s just wrong! Silly lol

I’d go a little easy on the Habanero to start with, see how much it takes to produce a nice complimentary heat instead of an overpowering one.

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Ask Downlinx how the Douglah ranks on the heat scale J) Having sent him a few, I think he has a new appreciation of how hot peppers can get.

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wiljen wrote:
Ask Downlinx how the Douglah ranks on the heat scale J) Having sent him a few, I think he has a new appreciation of how hot peppers can get.

I thought the Ghost pepper was hot, wow, the Douglah, didn’t stop burning for awhile.

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Being as how the Ghost pepper is in the Guiness Book of World Records as the hottest chili pepper in the world last I heard.

I’m a disbeliever, send me a sample… Wink

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Being as how the Ghost pepper is in the Guiness Book of World Records as the hottest chili pepper in the world last I heard.

I’m a disbeliever, send me a sample… Wink


ghost pepper has been taken over by the douglah and the trinidad scorpion.

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I suppose eggs are bad for you again?

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ghost pepper has been taken over by the douglah and the trinidad scorpion.

That didn’t last long, read about the “Carolina Reaper”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolina_Reaper

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I have a reaper growing in the yard too, but the pods aren’t ripe yet. I’m looking forward to trying it and another that a friend has growing that are the new heat champions. My friend has a chocolate bhutlah that is a cross between a ghost (bhut) and a Douglah (lah) and it is supposed to be even with or hotter than the reaper so he and I are gonna do a head to head test when they are both ripe.

That should be one of the most utterly painful days of my life.

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The habeneros I added were about the size of 3 average grapes. Split two between the three pint jars. Used about a quarter a jalapeno per jar, and dropped the crushed red pepper to half a tea spoon. Also put about twice the garlic, because I really like garlic. And added a little extra salt because I was using sea salt, and emptied my salt grinder on a plate and ended up being about a third a table spoon, so u just put 4 tablespoons of unground pink sea salt in the brine. 

Next time I will stick to the recipe on salt and garlic, and remember the pepper corns. Will still use the pink sea salt, because I like the fact it’s not processed and still has the minerals that made salt the needed nutrient it once was 

Salt is salt and virtually all of it is sea salt. It just varies with how long ago it was dissolved in sea water as almost all mined salt was originally deposited as a section of the sea got cut off from the rest and the water evaporated. The rest is from salty lakes that dried up. Any special flavor of a given salt is due to impurities, NOT any chemical difference in the pure salt itself as by definition salt is sodium chloride, NaCl. Also regardless of source it all has the same effect on blood pressure unfortunately per my doctor.

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downlinx wrote:
Sucking on something acidic like lemon or lime will help alot. Also putting a sugar cube in your mouth will help(dont recommend as it is disgusting to taste with the pepper). You could also take a teaspoon of salt and switch it in your mouth, this will help pull the oils of the pepper out of your mouth when you spit the salt out. Avoid Water and Alcoholic beverages.

I have a friend who took the wing challenge at a local beer festival last year. You get a dozen super spicy ghost chili wings and a habenero beer to wash it down with. >)

I am headed to Volcanic Peppers later today in Bellevue to get some Raspberry Scorpion sauce; tasty stuff. The Olympus Mons is pretty good, too.

http://volcanicpeppers.com/

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Just wondering how broad a test bed Pringles used. We’ve been seeing a “limited time only” Pringles potato chip. Salsa de Habanero Potato Crisps are delicious! If you’re a spice eater, they’re just really good chips. If not, well, you might not be able to eat them. Surprisingly potent for a mainstream chip company.

Anyone else seen these?

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i have eaten a scorpion pepper on a bet.
probably spent the $50 i won on tp from the explosive reaction.may have etched the finish of the commode!
recently had a party at the shop when some guys from the gaming group came to town.
blairs ultra death sauce showed up along with everclear and moonshine.
decided to play “pizza roulette”
instructions given to our local dominoes was a few random drops on each pizza.
the result however was about half of the bottle on 2 pizzas!
well you can guess the outcome!
got looked at crazy when i took home leftovers!
i am sure the guys at dominoes were laughing their asses off but i suspect the oil volitialised and contaminated the oven too.

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My father, brother, and I used to collect hot sauces, extracts, and the like. I’ve eaten plenty of different ones ranking from low and flavorful to high and OHDEARGOD on heat. Unfortunately, my system just doesn’t handle heat any more. I still love the flavor and burn, but my entire G.I. tract is just murdered for a day or two after I eat anything hotter than grocery-store hot sauces.

My favorite hot sauce though isn’t very hot at all….Toad Sweat Dessert Hot Sauces Because why shouldn’t dessert be just as delicious and spicy?

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My family is from Thailand and wife is thai too.
Nearly all thai dishes are spicy. Meal that are not spicy are mainly chinese ones.
There is a famous song about a kind of thai chili
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCjFLvcBLzo

Each time I ask my wife if it’s spicy, when she replies “not at all” in fact it’s medium spicy to occidental taste.
The first time I ate a pizza with her, I asked why she didn’t put some tabasco on her pizza, she replied to me that it’s too acid (think first of what is made tabasco!)
They like to eat spicy but the flavor that go with it too. That’s why they don’t use the habanero, it’s sure it’s spicy but without a particular chili flavor.

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