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#1587173 Last Dab Reduxx sauce

Posted by BlackFatalii on 13 October 2018 - 07:00 PM

Yeah, like Walchit said Da Bomb seems to hurt people on the show more than the last two sauces do. But I hear a lot of people complain about the taste of Da Bomb. Hot sauce should add good flavor as well as heat to your food. Otherwise, why not just go straight for the 13 M Pure Evil? That stuff is far hotter than any sauce or superhot powder. 

#1587159 Deseeding Rocotos

Posted by BlackFatalii on 13 October 2018 - 06:02 PM

Why not set aside the brown ones, but do a germination test on some of them? Then you will know for certain. That is what I would do.

#1586990 Last Dab Reduxx sauce

Posted by BlackFatalii on 13 October 2018 - 01:43 AM

Looking at the reviews on their site, I see some people commenting that the sauce isn't that impressively hot. On the other hand, Exhorresco is around half the price of the Last Dab, and I don't recall hearing anyone say that it isn't really that hot. So I am not too sure that the Last Dab is really the hottest non-extract sauce. And I seriously doubt the marketing claims that it is 2M+ SHU.



Should I save it for later or eat it up?


Hot sauce is food that goes on food. I think you should eat it up.

#1586941 Recommend me a pepper sorted by color!

Posted by BlackFatalii on 12 October 2018 - 07:13 PM



Could this be good for hot sauce and powder? Never tried a bhut before :)



Yes, I think those should be very good for sauce and powder. Chocolate Bhuts don't usually taste floral to me (sometimes the red Bhuts can be a bit floral though), but if sauce and powder is your intended use, any floralness should be less noticeable anyway. Any floral taste is usually the most obvious when eating fresh pods. 


The Chocolate Bhuts I grew took about 3 weeks to germinate, so be prepared to be a little patient when germinating seeds for these.

#1586735 Fish Pepper

Posted by BlackFatalii on 11 October 2018 - 03:03 PM

Yes, the Fish pepper is a pretty plant. The peppers have a nice flavor too. This is one that I grew a couple of years ago.







Hippy Seed Co has a variant that puts out blockier, orange pods. I may have to grow that one some time as well.

#1586607 Superhot Crosses

Posted by BlackFatalii on 10 October 2018 - 06:29 PM

What I mean is that those crosses are usually hotter than the landrace varieties. Bhutlah is an up and coming super duper hot. Everyone knows about the Primo. The Louisiana creeper is a BBM and a Primo, which is another up and coming super duper hot


Wait, what is your basis for asserting that such crosses are "usually hotter" than other superhots? You named three peppers. I wonder how many such new crosses are being made by growers around the world every single season? How many peppers have we never even heard about because they were nothing special, or maybe were even LESS hot than their parents? Unless you have something more to offer, such as some study of pepper genetics that you can link to that backs up your assertion, then I just don't see any real basis for claiming that such crosses are "usually hotter" than their parents due to some alleged special combination of genes. It is an interesting idea, but without some real evidence to back it up, that is all it is.


Also, don't forget that each of the crosses you named is the product of years of selective breeding. I would be very surprised if extreme heat wasn't one of the traits that Troy was selecting for at each generation when he created his Primo, BBM, and Creeper crosses. The selection process itself is a huge factor in the final result.


The BBM is the same cross but in reverse. 
My guess is that there are 2 separate superhot genes that when combined for a hotter superhot


OK, but is the BBM really hotter than its Douglah mother? Can you show that it is? I have tried both and I am not too sure either way. I haven't seen any HPLC testing for the BBM, so who knows whether it is really hotter than the Douglah?

#1586454 Superhot Crosses

Posted by BlackFatalii on 09 October 2018 - 11:40 PM

Has anyone noticed most superhot crosses are hybrids between the Naga Family and the Caribbean Family.


An interesting observation. It seems to me that a very large percentage of the superhots that are readily available (not counting all the newer crosses) are Bhuts and Nagas, and caribbean-origin types like 7 Pots and Scorpions. Maybe the reason for what you observed is simply that crossing a Bhut with a Scorpion, for example, seems more interesting to most growers than crossing a Bhut with a Naga or a Scorpion with a different Scorpion. I know that my own cross ideas usually use two fairly different peppers, rather than two very similar ones.

#1586431 Recommend me a pepper sorted by color!

Posted by BlackFatalii on 09 October 2018 - 08:13 PM


So what are your favourite peppers sorted by color? 


OK, I'll play. The list is a little long, because I have many 'favorite' peppers  :)



Red: Brazilian Starfish, West Indies Red, 7 Pot Lava, Red Brain Strain, Paper Lantern Hab, Rocoto Montufar, Sugar Cane (PL), Tekne Dolmasi

Orange: Bahamian Goat, Carbonero, Aji Mango, Habanada, BOC

Yellow: Yellow Brain Strain, Yellow Monkey Face, Yellow Scotch Bonnet, Aji Pineapple, CARDI Yellow Scorpion, Grenada Seasoning, Berry Amarillo (PL)

White: White Bhut W, White BBG7, 7 Pot White, White Chupetinho

Purple: Fidalgo Roxa, Purple Naga Viper

Chocolate: Chocolate Bhut, Chocolate Habanero(HPSC), Brown Moruga, Swiss Chocolate

Peach: Peach Bhut WM, Sugar Rush Peach, Peach Scorpion(HPSC), Aji Melocoton

Mustard: Black Bhutlah X

Burgundy: 7 Pot Burgundy, Purple Hab

Black: Goat's Weed (ripens to red though)

Multicolor: Purple Pumpkin



One of the things I first notice in a pepper is the color. And I like to have many different colours in my grow tent :D



If it is all about the eye candy, then Chinese 5 Color might be for you. The peppers are a little bland IMO, but the plant is extremely colorful when fruiting.


Also, variegated varieties like Fish pepper can look striking even when they are not fruiting.

#1585221 The official 2018/2019 mega seed train

Posted by BlackFatalii on 03 October 2018 - 01:48 PM

I'll ride.

#1583772 Effect of species on Grafting

Posted by BlackFatalii on 24 September 2018 - 10:33 PM

Tomatoes and peppers really does seem like a stretch considering how different the stalks are and how they seem to grow fairly differently in my experience. I've heard of tomatoes on potato rootstock but I think they're a little closer.


Well, apparently it can be done:


https://static1.squa...ng Capsicum.pdf



#1583136 Back throat burning peppers

Posted by BlackFatalii on 20 September 2018 - 11:12 PM

Reaper for strong back of the throat burn.


Ghost for a slow-building heat.


Carbonero is a good one with a gradual build-up in the habanero heat range, in case you want to try something a little milder. It has really good flavor too.

#1582009 Spicy peanut butter....any tips?

Posted by BlackFatalii on 15 September 2018 - 08:14 AM

I would probably smoke and dry the peppers, and grind them into powder. Powder makes it easier to control the heat level, since you can mix it in a little at a time until you get the heat where you want it.


Why would I smoke them first? Just because hot and smoky peanut butter sounds like it might be worth a try.

#1579828 Scotch Bonnet list!

Posted by BlackFatalii on 03 September 2018 - 08:49 PM

Jamaican Long

Papa Joe's



Safi Red




 I've never really had a bonnet


Say what?  :shocked: You are missing out!



#1578665 Dulce Sol heat?!

Posted by BlackFatalii on 29 August 2018 - 01:17 PM

I grew it in 2015. I remember it having a citrusy taste and the burn seemed to be somewhere around Jalapeno or Serrano level. Mine were definitely not heatless; they had a bit of a kick for sure. I thought it was a pretty good pepper, actually.

#1578282 Hello from Mattoon Illinois! I am a quadriplegic and new to the hobby so...

Posted by BlackFatalii on 28 August 2018 - 12:07 AM

Yes, you can absolutely harvest seeds from fresh peppers and grow them. But you have to assume that seeds from fresh pods were not protected from cross-pollination, so they would be "Open Pollinated" rather than "Isolated" seeds. Isolated seeds are usually preferred because there is a better chance that they will grow true to type. Still, even OP seeds seem to grow true more often than not for me, so I don't shy away too much from using them. If that is what I have, I will use them, and accept the risk. But that is me. One of the vendors here estimated that OP seeds grow true for him about 80% of the time. I am OK with that percentage. You might not be. Seeds that you buy should generally be ISO though, so that is the difference. That basically means that someone put a net over the plant to prevent the bees from creating a pollen orgy in the flowers. But there are plenty of reliable seed vendors in the Vendor Vault, so you should have no trouble finding the varieties that you want to grow.