Just back from freezin' my butt in the US for a month and glad to be back in BKK with high temps and VERY high pollution! It's like freakin' Beijing here.
While in the US I was excited to get lots of dried ghost chilies as well as bubblers and dried Mexican chilies (chipotle etc) that I can't find here in TH. So I'm ready to start my next ferment!
I bought 2 different brands of ghosts while there. Freida's, which are in most grocery stores now it seems, and I also ordered a 1/2 lb of dry ghosts from the ghostpepperstore.com since they are located in Alton, Ill near where I was staying in St. Louis.
I took a taste of Freida's and found them to be distinctly salty tasting. I wrote the company and eventually heard back that nothing is added to them. My tastebuds say otherwise but OK.
I just tried the tip of a ghost from ghostpepperstore.com and there was no saltiness to it. Spicy but not lingering and building as I had worried. Does anyone have any experience with either of these chili brands?
My first and only experience with a ghost sauce previously was Mad Dog Inferno which, with a small drop on a tortilla chip, set me on and kept building. I eventually went to the sink to rinse my mouth! Subsequent research into that sauce showed that they use extract which is cheating in my book.
Thanks for any comments on these 2 brands of chilies! I'll be following up with my sauce recipe questions in a separate post. I'm off to the store to get my fresh chiles etc to get these ferments cookin'!
Edited by emanphoto, 15 January 2019 - 01:14 AM.