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The 11th Annual Hot Pepper Awards - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!


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#1555188 Most Anticipated Variety

Posted by spicefreak on 23 May 2018 - 08:38 PM

it´s been my experience that peach pods can be hot as eff.  i grew a JPGS last year, and loved it... growing a few JPGS plants this year....


I was a little underwhelmed by my JPGSs. Same sort of heat to a red Bhut but the flavour wasn't one that carried as well through meals.

#1553643 Most Anticipated Variety

Posted by spicefreak on 17 May 2018 - 05:14 AM

As my plants get bigger, I'm starting to realise just how high my hopes for AJ's white bubblegums are. They look super spooky on his pics but apparently aren't as amazing consistently so we'll have to see.
It's agonizing.

#1550871 CGN 21500 - Why do some peppers have no name?

Posted by spicefreak on 04 May 2018 - 06:11 PM

CGN 21500 is well known as CGN 21500, so no other name needed.



I don't remember numbers nearly as well as names. Every time I see it I'm like "Ooh, it's that GCN one!" and then "Wait, is it that GCN one?", followed by some frantic googling.

If people ever start talking about a second GCN pepper it's going to be pretty rough for me. I would definitely prefer a real name.

#1550240 CGN 21500 - Why do some peppers have no name?

Posted by spicefreak on 01 May 2018 - 07:30 PM

Apparently goats have a musty aroma that reminds people of certain peppers. I don't get it myself but I'll take any name over a pseudo-random assortment of letters and numbers.

Abóbora Roxa sounds good to me but can you give a definitive pronunciation for it?

#1550030 What's the hottest thing you're growing this year?

Posted by spicefreak on 30 April 2018 - 07:33 PM

Are you able to say anything about that Jonah's flavour?

#1549554 What's the hottest thing you're growing this year?

Posted by spicefreak on 29 April 2018 - 01:17 AM

Bhutlahs I've had have been pretty fierce but I've not had the seed to grow them. The Jigsaws that I am growing a pretty mental too, though.


Update on this: My previous Bhutlah supplier has sent me seeds and told me that their stock of the strain comes from Pepperlover.


Super excited to grow my own death.

#1547728 "Is it hot sauce for dogs?"

Posted by spicefreak on 22 April 2018 - 10:46 AM

Maybe swap out "capsaicin" for "cayenne" since it's less of a scary technical term and has more health connotations for some reason but yeah, you write a damn good blurb.

#1547697 "Is it hot sauce for dogs?"

Posted by spicefreak on 22 April 2018 - 09:26 AM

So what you're saying is that I should start the Peanutbutt Pepper Co. and make cheap sauce that tastes like ass?

#1547652 Brochachos Hot Sauce

Posted by spicefreak on 22 April 2018 - 06:51 AM

That would be like someone starting a website called thehottestpepper.com lol. I just bought the domain by the way..

So thehotterpepper's still free?

haha, the label that we were going to be using actually has three cowboys! I think we're going to switch to Ooh Doggy, and have extensions of that name. e.g. Ooh Doggy, I'm Sweating Here, Ooh Doggy, Roast My Peppers, etc.

Can I make a suggestion? "Ooh Doggy don't touch that record" with a picture of a chilli on a classic turntable for your inevitable fling with the Reaper.

#1546449 Info on a pepper called "Major Pain"?

Posted by spicefreak on 18 April 2018 - 05:35 PM

Second post there has the pepper your after but the thread itself is for a different one with a similar name, just FYI.

#1544880 Where’s The Freaks? Let's trade sauces

Posted by spicefreak on 12 April 2018 - 05:13 PM

Was hoping that I'd be relevant with a title like that. Unfortunately, though, my interest in those is not great and shipping to the UK would cost too much.

#1544526 New Dragon Breath Pepper?

Posted by spicefreak on 11 April 2018 - 07:35 AM

Funny thing is, one of those dubious claims was from Ed himself with good ol' Pepper X - what with it starting off mustard, then they announce that no, it isn't mustard, which is convenient because a lot of people were doubting that a mustard pepper could be as hot as he claimed, and then we wait for Guinness to announce it officially in November, here we are in April, and still no sign of Pepper X - The World's Hottest Pepper.


Not even no sign. We have a new record on the Reaper in its place.

#1544219 Carolina Reaper pepper causes thunderclap headache

Posted by spicefreak on 10 April 2018 - 05:44 AM

Nope. He had a pre-existing condition; namely: RCVS. That's why he got the Thunderclap Headaches. The article did not prove that it was the pepper that gave him RCVS.

But you know how journalists are, always trying to demonize things, act as if the skies are falling and use as much click-bait as possible. It is really disgusting sometimes.

The title could very easily be something like: "Super-hot chilli pepper catalyst to diagnosis of pre-existing condition", or "Patient has his condition diagnosed in time thanks to Super-hot chilli pepper".
But no, the Carolina Reaper has to be demonized because it has a strange name and not many people can handle it. Dark ages stuff...


Are we sure it's not, say, a pre-existing capsaicin "allergy" that the guy assumed was normal until his body overreacted to this extent?

The article does seem to suggest that it's the way the body reacts to some medicines it doesn't agree with so why not peppers?


Headaches seem to be a mystery a lot of the time. If I'm outside all day when it's cold out (like really cold), I often get a pounding headache about a half hour after I come in from the cold to a warm house. I'm fine all day in the cold. It's also weird that a hot shower usually cures my headache. I've asked numerous people if the same thing happens to them, and I've yet to find a single person with the same problem. It's been happening for 25+ years now.

I dunno...


That sounds to me like you have a problem with pressure buildup inside your head. Pressure normalises over the long period outside but air can't escape quick enough once you're in again and it's expanding from the warmth. Not sure how the shower fits in, perhaps there's some degree of unevenness to it fixed by warming you through?

#1543665 Sorry Guys Your Favorite Hot Sauce is Bad!!!

Posted by spicefreak on 08 April 2018 - 12:39 PM

In defense of Tabasco i do get the jalapeno when its on sale and the habanero too.


I like the green one on my macaroni cheese. Nice bit of tartness to counter the creamy richness and plenty of green jalapeño flavour.

I'm also fairly fond of the Raspberry Chipotle but it's impossible to get hold of.

#1542467 Carolina Reaper Has the Record Again?

Posted by spicefreak on 04 April 2018 - 08:01 AM

I didn't even pick up on the 10 years of stabilizing using a pepper first recorded in 2011 deal. Thanks for finding that plot hole for me, TBG and Black Fatalii.