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I got some Carolina Reaper peppers last week and decided to mince em up, dry em, and powder them for easy future use. The mincing part went pretty well, got a bit choked when cleaning up the knife and cutting board but not bad. Then after sun drying and an overnight finalization I ground the dried bits in an unused manual coffee bean grinder. That too went pretty well, yielding me some fine ground beautiful “gunpowder”. (FWIW, I was not even tempted to take the Reaper challenge and eat one of those bad boys!)

And then I cleaned up the grinder. OMG! The vapors that arose when the water hit the powdered pepper about killed me! I choked and gagged and projectile snot spewed from my nose! It came to mind during this ordeal to “just buy the sh*t!” lol

Now, though, I have a nice pepper shaker nearly full of some splendidly intense accents for whatever I happen to be eating. Big Smile

Oh, during the grinding I did happen to get a few almost microscopic bits between my ring finger and middle finger on my left hand. Stayed there for about an hour. Had a nice red welt at the web between my fingers that burned (literally) for hours!

My son’s birthday was this past Monday so we have been going out of town and have wound up eating Mexican food quite a lot the past week. At several new places out of town. With bland or Tex-Mex food. Ugh. So my home-made pepper shaker came out on multiple occasions and the bland issue was promptly dealt with. lol (to clarify, I had bought some powdered Reaper directly from Ed Curry, the creator of the Carolina Reaper and it’s successor…Pepper X [not yet released but insanely hot at 3.14 MSCU]…and have carried this in my pocket for a while now, in this shaker I made on the lathe. I also bought “Reaper Squeazins” and a small bottle of puree. This from the man that invented Carolina Reaper at his store which is unconventionally named Pucker Butt Pepper Company.)

I need to cut a Delrin insert for the lid of my shaker that will seal off the internal shaker holes as when I remove the top there is always some pepper “on the loose” that has come out of the shaker holes and is free to fall out when the top comes off… sometimes an excess amount! Did that yesterday on a Chicken Fajita Chimichanga, got a bit much of the powdered Reaper on my food. lol (not the first time, I seem to trend towards excess… just sayin)

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Oh, by the way… during the slicing process I tasted the stinger off one of the Reapers. I had read that the very tip of a pepper holds the least heat and you can get a better sense of the flavor for a better idea of how to use the pepper (which foods, etc) This little stinger had an exceptional flavor and virtually zero detectable heat! The area above the stinger where it started flaring out into the larger body of the pepper also had this wonderful flavor, but brought some heat with it. Not full intensity but a warning. Wink

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Boaz wrote:

   One of my favorite threads ….

ooh….what’s that?!?

Next question….can I get one Smile

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One time, at a basketball tournament, all the Dad’s were ordering… We decided to order a platter of hot wings… and I asked that they include ONE of their atomic 400,000 Su wings…

So it was sort of a russian roulette kind of thing…..

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