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The 10th Annual Hot Pepper Awards Winners Announced!

AJ Drew

Member Since 13 Dec 2014
Offline Last Active May 27 2017 01:24 PM

#1460743 Dragon's breath...2.48m scovilles?

Posted by AJ Drew on 27 May 2017 - 01:15 AM

My fingers are crossed for Chocolate Bhutlah SM.  I figure since Standandfire and Puckerbutt are working together, the announcement might be about Standandfire's pepper.  Nothing against Mr. Curry.  Just that he got it last time so I am rooting for Standandfire.


BTW: With official announcements of attempts at this title, I really think it is getting weird.  Around these parts, we call that fixing on getting ready to start.

#1460123 Dragon's breath...2.48m scovilles?

Posted by AJ Drew on 25 May 2017 - 12:52 PM

I feel as though it might be worth having "hottest chilli" and "hottest strain" records because good growing and good seed stock certainly aren't the same thing. That reverse chilli eating competition would be kind of fun.


Excellent too cause some folk just want to put seeds in the ground and grow something hot.  Like the giant pumpkin seeds at the store.  I kind of doubt we will ever see competition based on taste because here they dont even eat the pie at pie contests.  It is really sad.  I guess I have seen contests judged by taste at church events, but no longer at fairs.

#1460121 Dragon's breath...2.48m scovilles?

Posted by AJ Drew on 25 May 2017 - 12:47 PM

This could yet still be a publicity stunt, or we could have a new contender on our hands... despite all the speculation and hype, only time will tell. 


People said Pepper Joe was pulling a publicity stunt with Carolina Reaper.  It i now the Guinness title holder.  I dont think promotion is a bad thing.  So far, everyone involved just seems seems like nice folk who came up with something.  On the media, oh damn they can screw a thing up.

So where did you buy your plug?  I can not find a thing online.

#1459886 Dragon's breath...2.48m scovilles?

Posted by AJ Drew on 24 May 2017 - 06:16 PM


I've also heard rumours that what finally pushed things over the edge was one random, highly tourtured mutant Viper reported scored over 3 million but, I've seen no definitive record of that claim, let alone any indication that the unique pepper in question was real and, even if it was, the variety never produced anything remotely like it again.


That is the part that I love, the growing (torturing) and mutants.  Father in-law thought injecting milk into the stem of his giant tomato would make it bigger.  I think it was Nigel from Hippie Seed that said worm juice / run off from worm farm makes peppers hotter.  I am not sure if it really works, but I say duck and fish poop scraped from the bottom of a pond makes for good peppers. 

Guinness averages to see which variety is hotter.  I would love a competition where each year it is more like a state fair.  We are showing at our state fair.  Kind of nervous actually.  But nobody tastes a thing.  Even jelly, jam, and pies are all graded by the looks of things.  I think it would be great to see judges try to eat peppers and decide which is hottest.  No, not exactly scientific but oh how fun that would be to watch.  I know, I am a hick.  I also enjoy rooting for my neighbor in the tractor pull.

So you contacted Chilli Bob.  Someone else says they bought plants.  Is there an online store and any clue why seeds arent for sale?  I really want to grow the thing cause it looks all sneaky hot.  Like the pepper in Thia food.


#1459716 Dragon's breath...2.48m scovilles?

Posted by AJ Drew on 24 May 2017 - 11:49 AM

I forget which two variety gave Guinness the one two punch.  Maybe naga viper was one of them.  Before they changed their rules, there was one that only held the crown for a couple weeks.  I think they wanted to slow things down a bit. 

#1459446 Dragon's breath...2.48m scovilles?

Posted by AJ Drew on 23 May 2017 - 03:26 PM

PS - Think on how the Carolina Reaper looks.  If you saw that in your stir fry you would be frightened.  Dragon's Breath, it is so nice and cute you might think it a tomato.

#1459445 Dragon's breath...2.48m scovilles?

Posted by AJ Drew on 23 May 2017 - 03:24 PM

The marketing is fun to read about.  Someone mentioned Death Strain.  I noticed that hit the media some time ago too.  The thing is not out.  You cant buy the peppers.  You cant buy the seeds.  But the media has already published much on the thing.  Amazing.  Think on Pepper Joe and the Carolina Reaper.  Bunches of peppers had the Guinness crown after Ghost but before Reaper.  Without the marketing, there wasn't nearly the talk or anticipation.


But the part of a new pepper I really love is the growing, the appearance, and the taste.  This Dragon's Breath pepper really does have a very neat look about it.  Love how tiny it is.  Really think it is perfect for a stir fry surprise.  If it doesnt turn out to be the next hottest pepper in the world, I still want to grow it. 

#1459441 Sell Without Handling Product

Posted by AJ Drew on 23 May 2017 - 03:08 PM

I am sure if you do the leg work, you can find what you are looking for.  Here in KY, we have a copacker that does everything other than shipping to consumers.  That includes and approved storage facility.  Doing what you want would be nothing more than hiring a teenager to take orders and ship out.


After thought: You wouldnt even have to be in the same country as where you sell.  So going the copacking route, you could have your brand in multiple countries without paying international shipping.

#1459438 Up against a lot of Laws - help

Posted by AJ Drew on 23 May 2017 - 03:05 PM

Here in the US, there is an organization called SCORE.  It is retired business folk who can help answer questions.  Is there anything like that where you are?  The problem I have had with asking government is that often there is overlapping authority.  You ask one, it says you have to do X.  But they dont tell you about another agency that wants you also to do Y. 

Maybe you should google for co packers in your area.  They typically know all the laws and can take a recipe and turn it into a product legally.

#1458741 What is an ornamental pepper?

Posted by AJ Drew on 21 May 2017 - 10:00 PM

Gorizza, to me small means stir fry.


Hotpepper, I have a ten year old and a twelve year old: My wife doesnt remember my banana.

#1458740 Register now for the 2017 "seed train" already in progress

Posted by AJ Drew on 21 May 2017 - 09:56 PM

Great Plan friend AWESOME IDEA 


This post caused me to do it and the fact the guy gave me two mailers 


Someone else did it before I got it.  Was that you?  I have been doing it for a bit just cause seems neighborly.  Also, when I have extra little zip locks I throw them in.  Back in the day when finding heirloom was difficult, I used to trade seeds with the nicest older women.  One often included rum soaked fruit cake. 

Before internet, things were so very personal.  Trading seeds was kind of like pen pals you could find in Mother Earth news n the likes.

#1458734 Dragon's breath...2.48m scovilles?

Posted by AJ Drew on 21 May 2017 - 09:48 PM

If I have the right web site, he seems like a nice guy who stumbled into the whole hottest pepper wars that go on.  Love the pictures and how he has been growing vegetables and started showing.  Sounds very county fair.  We are starting to do that, more for fun than anything else.  Seems like our version of tractor pulls.


#1458724 Has anyone to make their own sex agent?

Posted by AJ Drew on 21 May 2017 - 09:30 PM

I thought he was trying to "cool the anal fire?" Now, he's trying to pack it? I'm confused.....


Thank you for reminding me.  Got a second laugh out of it.  Was this the same person?

#1458146 What is an ornamental pepper?

Posted by AJ Drew on 20 May 2017 - 04:29 AM

It is a weird term.  Ornamental banana trees do not grow banana.  Wife wants one.  I am like what the heck is the point.  She is like it is ornamental.  Other ornamental plants grow berry that are poison.  Peppers, completely different story.  BTW: Lots of folk think an ornamental pepper is one that grows fruit upright.  Those are the ones we put out front because they do show the fruit / color better.

#1457968 Has anyone to make their own sex agent?

Posted by AJ Drew on 19 May 2017 - 03:13 PM

Some experiments are destined to end in comedy.