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#1473230 Just got Aji Amarillo Powder from Spain of all places, why is it different?

Posted by Tardis on 05 July 2017 - 09:21 PM

The flavor is much different then the Aji Powder i've gotten from SA and from the Aji Peppers i've grown.  I'm curious what causes different flavors from different countries?  The heat profile seems the same so I do know they are Aji Amarillo in the powder.  Its still very good just less sweet then i'm use to for that pepper.  


How exactly do growing climates in different parts of the world effect the different traits of the pepper?

#1300955 Scotch Bonnet Haiti Red Review

Posted by Tardis on 15 April 2016 - 09:54 PM

Tears in your eyes.......it was a bit of a hot one for you.......still a great review ...you told it like it was. :onfire: :onfire:

Thanks, that heat made that review very difficult. lol

#1300934 Scotch Bonnet Haiti Red Review

Posted by Tardis on 15 April 2016 - 08:51 PM

#1299795 What Grinder for Pepper Powder?

Posted by Tardis on 12 April 2016 - 07:07 PM


I'm glad you like it! Mine has served me well for years. Aren't the stainless bowls awesome?



Very Awesome!  And they sent 3!

#1299671 What Grinder for Pepper Powder?

Posted by Tardis on 12 April 2016 - 01:32 PM

I have gone thru 3 coffee grinders and finally bought this one. When I read it will grind 5 WHOLE Nutmegs, I was sold. That was about 6 years ago and I use it all the time. Well worth the money!





Also, If you have a standard type blender, you can take the ring/gasket/blade assembly of the glass pitcher from the blender, and screw it on to a mason jar. The threads fit, and is also dustless so you won't have to vacate your kitchen. Open it slowly tho. LOL

OMG! I love this grinder.  Finally used it last night.  Dried some peppers for 9 hours in my dehydrator (excalibur).  bunch of sweet cayenne.  5 orange habaneros, and finally one white ghost pepper.  This grinder is amazing.  I was expecting to like have to coffee grinder it several times to get powder.  Nope.  Push the button for 5 seconds and those dried peppers turned into powder.  awesome!!!!  Thank you for the recommendation.  I love this thing.

#1298550 My Garden as of 4-8-16

Posted by Tardis on 09 April 2016 - 01:51 PM


#1298549 Condors Beak Pepper Review

Posted by Tardis on 09 April 2016 - 01:50 PM

Aloha Guys,


Condors Beak Review! 


#1297763 Orange Habanero Review

Posted by Tardis on 07 April 2016 - 01:48 PM

Cool and wet (ie.: overwatered) plants are vulnerable to a few diseases -- mostly, but not exclusively, root-rots of several types.

The main reason hobbyist gardeners in more temperate climates cut back plants for overwintering is to make them small enough to fit indoors. The cut wounds can be another likely infection site for opportunistic pathogens, but it is a necessary risk for some of us.
The natural life cycle and growth habit of peppers is that of a perennial shrub, albeit of somewhat fragile and soft-wooded structure.

A pinned thread in the Growing forum by Omri gives lots of data on light requirements... i think you'll find that they get enough light in your garden. If, by Spring, they're a bit leggy, you can prune out the lanky branches for tidiness's sake -- since the cut wounds are less likely to develop infection in those more favorable temperatures.
Actually, in favorable climates like yours, i understand that Tepins and most Capsicum pubescens seem to benefit from partial shade.

Other growers, from Hawaii -- and Florida or California -- could give you better advice. Most of what i'm telling you is based on what i've learned from others on this forum.
Prefessional growers from Florida -- Wicked Mike, for example -- could probably give you input based on personal experience.

I don't think you'll have much of a problem... i think you're living in Pepper Heaven, myself !!

Thank you great response!!!

#1296985 Idiot puts his C**k into insanely hot Naga Morich sauce

Posted by Tardis on 05 April 2016 - 02:07 PM

what the hell did i just watch :confused:

One spicy hotdog

#1296546 Santa Fe Grande Pepper Review

Posted by Tardis on 04 April 2016 - 04:01 PM

Aloha guys,


The Santa Fe Grande Pepper!


#1296304 Most euphoric/holy shit CHILLI PEPPER?

Posted by Tardis on 04 April 2016 - 03:47 AM

I'm curious about this. I've sworn off drugs and alcohol for 3 1/2 years now and plan to be off them the rest of my life (Yes including weed you stoner), but wouldn't be against a pepper that could provide euphoria and introspection.  I ask when you say this is it just because its so hot and painful that you experience this or is this something different?

#1295329 Looks like my Carolina Reapers will have Tails!

Posted by Tardis on 01 April 2016 - 09:38 PM


     I grow squash, too. But you won't see me cramming one of those in my mouth all at once.  ;)

Thank you!   ^ This



     I'm pretty sure Tardis was implying that he isn't going to chomp an entire reaper on camera. Cooking with them is a different story. They taste great!

OH i'll definitley sample a small piece of one AND I will cook with it.  And i'll make some carolina Reaper powder 

I dont think I will ever eat a reaper whole.  Ive eaten 1/4 of one and I had a solid 15 minutes of hard burn followed by at least 15-20 minutes of residual after I hit the milk. 


Im not suggesting eating a whole one.


I guess I took from the post that he wasnt thinking of even trying one, even just a small piece.



I sent some reapers to a buddy who wanted to make some salsa with one.  I said "you need to eat a small piece 1/8 or so of the pepper to know the flavor and heat".  He ate 1/4 of the pepper along with 3 of my other buddies(they each at 1/4).  I got a frantic call after they were torched for 20 minutes "when does the burning stop" and I couldnt stop laughing.  They had no dairy of any kind and obviously didnt follow my directions.

I will try a small piece of one yes for sure.

#1295244 Looks like my Carolina Reapers will have Tails!

Posted by Tardis on 01 April 2016 - 06:15 PM

I look forward to watching your video eating your first home grown reaper  :)

Possible... yet unlikely.  I dont' see many positives.

#1295123 Orange Habanero Review

Posted by Tardis on 01 April 2016 - 01:18 PM


I actually have a bunch of SB7Js and MOA SB's growing under LEDs right now. :D



In the last 2 months I transplanted the following peppers:

Hot Portugal Pepper

Jalapeno Purple Pepper

Aji Amarillo 

Mulato Isleno

Negro de Valle

Gold Spike Pepper

Rocotillo (chinese not pub)


Aji Umba

Serrano Huasteco

Aji Dulce 1

Murupi Amarela

Farmers Jalapeno

Thai Pepper Purple

Large Red Thick Cayenne Pepper

Datil Pepper

Aji Delight

Aji Mango

Cumra Cherry

Aji Peruvian

Hot Tomato

Guatamalen Orange Rocoto

Sulu Adana

Aji Cereza

Aji Melocoton

Mini Rocoto

Stuffing Scotch Bonner

Yalova Charleston

San Isidro Rocoto


Aji Calabaza

Aji Lemon Drop

Granada Seasoning Pepper.



Currenly growing but not yet ripe (Transplanted in early January) I got

Jalapeno Orange

Carolina Reaper

Mucho Nacho Pepper

Condors Beak

White Bhut Jolokia

Trinidad Doughlah 

Numex Suave Orange

Trinidad Scorpion Moruga chocolate

Scotch Bonnet Haiti Red

Santa Fe Grand


Its going to be a very hot summer.

#1294803 Orange Habanero Review

Posted by Tardis on 31 March 2016 - 03:44 PM

Is it generally difficult to grow seed from supermarket peppers? I have only tried once, and had 100% germ rate. The little woman was eating a orange bell so I grew her some

Honestly I don't know.  I just normally grow from seeds I purchase online from various sites.  This I liked the orange hab and thought Why not try it from this, and it worked. Not sure which is supposed to be easier.