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#1593962 Jigsaw (Jukka@Fatalii.net Breed) For Pepperlover

Posted by spicefreak on 18 November 2018 - 11:22 AM in Hot Pepper Talk

It does not. The only ratings I've ever seen for it are ones that companies have fabricated for convenience and they're all blatantly inaccurate. Noone could possibly have found my harvest milder than Ghosts.

#1593671 European Seed train...

Posted by spicefreak on 16 November 2018 - 06:02 AM in Forum Ads

Just to confirm, package sent.

#1593654 European Seed train...

Posted by spicefreak on 15 November 2018 - 10:42 PM in Forum Ads

Recieved and picked out a few things but no last-ofs. Adding Pink Tiger, Fish Pepper, Puerto Rican Yellow, 7-Pot Bubblegum White, California Reaper, Fatalii Seeds' "Turkish Pepper" and some NuMex Lemon Spice Jalapeños.

Will send on to Mitzi tomorrow.

#1591865 "Must Have" Pepper names on a t-shirt

Posted by spicefreak on 06 November 2018 - 08:52 PM in Hot Talk

Ones that seem to be popular picks:


Rocoto (more a family than a strain)
Bird's Eye/Pequin (former is more general)
Scotch Bonnet
Bahamian Goat
Fatalii/Devil's Tongue
Peter Pepper (maybe just put Peter)
Pimenta de Neyede
Bishop's Crown/Ubá Tuba (2nd names is better, IMO)

Banana Pepper (just put Banana for the lols)




Ones that I second:



Cherry Bomb

Piper Nigrum

7-Pot (better not to overcomplicate with specific varieties, IMO)

Sugar Rush




Cheiro Roxa

Pusa Jwala

Bhut Jolokia Orange Copenhagen


Aji Pineapple


Other suggestions:




#1591666 Last Dab Reduxx sauce

Posted by spicefreak on 05 November 2018 - 04:11 PM in Hot Product Reviews and Discussion

I could also ask you if you eat products with imitation vanilla, like basically all commercial cookies, and ask you WHY you want to eat something that RESEMBLES Vanilla???? But I won't.


There are probably political, ethical and economic reasons not to eat real vanilla but the fake stuff is so lacking by comparison.

Make me fake vanilla that tastes better than the real deal and I'll never use pods again but I don't see that happening for a LONG time.

#1591244 European Seed train...

Posted by spicefreak on 03 November 2018 - 11:38 AM in Forum Ads


Let's him confirm again. I was confused as well. If he is in, I will add him between 6 and 7.


I would like to be involved but haven't been the most active on the forums as of late. If I've missed my chance, I totally understand.

#1584806 Water As An Ingredient In Hot Sauce

Posted by spicefreak on 30 September 2018 - 09:47 PM in Hot Talk

Italian chef on Food Wars used two of those as his tools of choice... one these days i'll convince you guys to watch that anime


Man I love me some Shokugeki no Souma. I even wrote a review piece on it: https://spicefreak.b...treme-cook-offs

Basically, as long as you can get past episode 1, you're in for a fantastic, absurd and highly apetite inducing time.

#1584385 European Seed train...

Posted by spicefreak on 28 September 2018 - 07:13 PM in Forum Ads

UK will not be in the EU next year so this may be the last year we can participate; eek!  (I voted Remain; does that help?)


I'm just happy that we managed to stay this long, TBH, I wasn't expecting 2018 to even be a possibility. I'm in.

#1581266 Does this infused oil have capsaicin extract?

Posted by spicefreak on 10 September 2018 - 09:30 PM in Hot Product Reviews and Discussion

It's Malaguetta chillies pickled in a salted vinegar, according to that ingredients list, and they've clearly had most of their colour leeched out by the liquid.

They're common peppers in brazil and I remember them having a rather unique taste but I don't recall much beyond that. I've not had them in a few years at least, since they're not nearly as frequently used over here, but I think they were a fairly medium heat. Definitely well below Habanero.

#1581037 Does this infused oil have capsaicin extract?

Posted by spicefreak on 09 September 2018 - 10:13 PM in Hot Product Reviews and Discussion

Portuguese, eh? I wondered why my spanish was feeling rusty.

#1578979 Hello from Ingleton U.K

Posted by spicefreak on 30 August 2018 - 08:48 PM in Welcome!

Hey there Hotshot, glad to hear you're having a good season and welcome to the forum.

#1578433 Weird Looking Habs

Posted by spicefreak on 28 August 2018 - 06:16 PM in Pepper I.D.

100% Baccatum, most likely Baccatum is bishops crown which is one tasty snacking pepper. But it looks like Bakers Creek doesnt not have Bishops crown in their seed index.


Yes they do.

#1578388 Fake Pepper X seeds missing

Posted by spicefreak on 28 August 2018 - 02:10 PM in Hot Pepper Talk

I care because it affects my livelihood. I've eaten at least 3 strains that were hotter than any of Ed's creations but his get the attention because one of them has a fancy award.

It's stupid and I'm real sick of the guy but I have to play along, you know?

#1577975 Olive Rocoto

Posted by spicefreak on 27 August 2018 - 03:17 AM in Hot Pepper Talk

Wow, that almost looks like an satsuma inside. I've never seen a pepper so laden with juice capsules!

#1577974 Truff

Posted by spicefreak on 27 August 2018 - 03:15 AM in Hot Product Reviews and Discussion

Spicefreak, are you still rocking that mullet in 2018?


You know it! My long hair and random assortment of colours have become such a part of my identity over the years that it's hard to imagine life without them.

#1577716 Size and density vs SHU

Posted by spicefreak on 25 August 2018 - 06:31 PM in Hot Pepper Talk

I always thought the Scoville scale was dependent on an exact dry mass weight so heavier and juicer peppers dont negatively or positively effect it.


It's not dry mass of capsaicin. It's dry mass of capsaicin per dry mass of pepper.


Pepper water content won't affect the SHU but the rest of the weight of the pepper still will.

#1577713 Truff

Posted by spicefreak on 25 August 2018 - 06:19 PM in Hot Product Reviews and Discussion

Same, sushi. Real truffle oil is powerfully garlicky, mushroomy and earthy, with clear rhizome notes so I could see it working ok in hot sauce, even if I'm inclined to be yet more of a spice snob myself and blend with fresh wasabi as a pasta dressing.

Marketing the realness of the oil is just common sense when fake truffle oil is utterly bland by comparison.


The lid was previously referred to as "black diamond shaped" in reference to the truffle's nickname, rather than actually truffle shaped. I like it but it is clearly a gimmick and only elevates the sauce's value if you plan to look at it more than you use it.


In terms of usage, though, that "instagram ready" consistency is the consistency of a sauce blended with oil. Oil-blended sauces are delightfully creamy in both taste and texture. From everything I can gather, and I have watched video reviews, it's a finely crafted product marketing all the right qualities of its design in all the wrong ways because those "wrong ways" are what appeals to the youth of today. And man I sound like an old man when I talk about social media culture.

I'm 26 :(.

#1577711 Tokuyama chili peppers

Posted by spicefreak on 25 August 2018 - 06:09 PM in Hot Pepper Talk

Silly question but have you PMd him?


Several times over the course of half a year, IIRC.

#1577471 Tokuyama chili peppers

Posted by spicefreak on 24 August 2018 - 01:06 PM in Hot Pepper Talk

Never heard back from Phator myself, did anyone actually get seeds from him?

#1577470 Scoville units should be legally required

Posted by spicefreak on 24 August 2018 - 01:00 PM in Hot Pepper Talk

More hoops to jump through to be a producer for an end result that isn't even going to help anyone, given that Da Bomb's Beyond Insanity is officially about 1/19 the heat of Hot Ones' The Last Dab and still tastes stronger.

#1573764 help ID Fake Carolina Reaper

Posted by spicefreak on 06 August 2018 - 07:37 PM in Pepper I.D.

It looks, to me, to be similar to a Serenade, Padron or Jalapeño. I'd try frying it up in its green stage and then just eating it fresh or making poppers once it's red. Should taste pretty good, whatever it is, but that's 100% not even close to being a Reaper.

#1573718 Habanada

Posted by spicefreak on 06 August 2018 - 05:36 PM in Hot Pepper Talk

About 500, IIRC, the same as "sweet" paprika.

#1571578 Next Season

Posted by spicefreak on 28 July 2018 - 10:43 AM in Hot Pepper Talk

Chocolate Bhutlah powder in a meal seems fine compared to cooking it with fresh Jigsaws. The same is probably true in reverse, though.

#1571549 In Need of Pictures

Posted by spicefreak on 28 July 2018 - 09:15 AM in Forum Ads

Hey folks, I'm writing a piece on chilli species and don't have the images to illustrate it myself. I could, of course, just steal photos from vendors and/or google but that feels immoral. I won't do that. Which leaves the one remaining option of being all "Hey, who wants to show off their plants?" here.

I will, of course, credit you for your work and you'll be doing me a massive favour. Plus, more of the internet will get to see your expert chilli growing. So, what do you say? Can anyone help me out with the following?

Leaf, flower, stem intersection (showing flowers per node) and fruit of:
-A typical, non-super, chinense, preferably a Hab or Scotch Bonnet
-A typical annuum, preferably a Bird's Eye but 'Peños would be a decent second best.
-A typical baccatum, preferably an Amarillo or Lemondrop
-A typical fruitescens, of which I'm pretty sure only Tabasco is well known but I'll settle if I have to.
-A typical naga, preferably a Bhut.
-A typical pubescens, preferably an orange or yellow Rocotto, of which I could also use a seed picture.

Thanks in advance for any help,
Coran "Spicefreak" Sloss

#1571499 UK Hot Sauce Co Conspirators

Posted by spicefreak on 28 July 2018 - 04:43 AM in The Food Business

I am interested in being where you're at, Tom, but, as of yet, I have neither the premises nor the understanding of regulations to make it work and I'm a fair ways off having the range of sauces that I'd like.

Of the two ideas that I'm happy with, one requires that I start smoking my own chillies and the other needs a vinegar that I can't get in bulk. I've got a few others in the works but everything takes a little longer than it should because my brand requires that I be as out there as possible. Half my ideas require a full grow season before I can even start testing them.

Oh and why is your Scorpion sauce half the price of everything else?