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The Hot Pepper Awards

The annual competition for spicy condiments. Post questions related to The Hot Pepper Awards.

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Introduce yourself to unlock all forum features.

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Extreme Deals

Special offers from Extreme Biz members and the site.

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Hot Product Reviews and Discussion

Discuss and review commercial hot sauces and fiery products.

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Hot Sauce Making

Ask questions here and get answers from the pros, or just post your sauce making process for others.

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Cooking With Fire!

Discuss and show off your spicy cooking.

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Hot Talk

Anything spicy!

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Hot Pepper Talk

Discuss hot peppers, varieties, and usage. This is not the growing forum.

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Growing Hot Peppers

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Discussion and tips for growing hot peppers. Grow Logs, post in Glogs!

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Pepper I.D.

Pepper identification help.

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Grow Tech

Discuss lights, heaters, irrigation systems, greenhouses, and DIY solutions. Show off your inventions!

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Vendor Vault

Review seed and plant vendors. Post praises and/or concerns regarding vendors, their pricing, reliability, and more.

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Extreme Lounge

Extreme member forum.

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Extreme B2B

A private forum for Extreme Biz members to network, talk shop, and share tips and techniques about their fiery foods biz.

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Food and Beverage

Mild to spicy general food, cooking, and beverage discussion.

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The Test Kitchen

The "How To" cooking forum. Discuss cooking methods, temperatures, preservation, and more.

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Discuss everything from knives to appliances.

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Grilling, smoking, and outdoor cooking.

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Grills and Smokers

Talk about grills and smokers, brand names or DIY.

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The Buzz

Discuss alcoholic beverages and alcohol in cooking.

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Home Brewing/Wine Making

Home beer and wine making methods and discussion.

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The Food Business

Discuss the business side of your food venture; insurance, FDA regs, permits, etc.

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Bottling, Packaging, and Marketing

Discuss the packaging and marketing of foods and sauces.

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Cookoffs, Contests, and Events

  1. The Hot Pepper Awards

This forum is for posting upcoming contests and events and question regarding them.

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Forum Ads

Forum-based classified ads for those not using the Marketplace. Buy/Sell/Trade.

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Member press releases and announcements regarding their companies, ventures, products, etc.

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TheHotPepper.com site announcements.

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Suggestions and Support

If you are experiencing problems, or have a suggestion, post it here.

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Throwdowns! (Archive)

Official THP Throwdown threads.

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