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The 11th Annual Hot Pepper Awards ACCEPTING ENTRIES!

Jeffcontonio

Member Since 25 Aug 2016
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Making powder- what blender to use?

17 November 2017 - 04:58 PM

Ive been using the blender cup for my ninja, but the blades keep burning up. Is there a better blender that will do the job, seeds and all, without melting? Oh and not cost a fortune?


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Free pepper plants in Massachusetts

20 October 2017 - 08:04 PM

Anyone interested in overwintering a few pepper plants? I'm starting fresh so I won't be needing these. Come save them before they end up in the compost pile. Most still have plenty of peppers on them.

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How to preserve peppers in oil?

04 October 2017 - 04:00 PM

When I was younger my Italian grandfather always had a jar of hot peppers in oil. I loved the flavor, but have not found the same stuff he used to buy. It's been maybe 30 years since I've even seen it.

I'd like to try to make my own but everything I read suggests that this is not safe.(botulism) But this was a purchased good so I'm inclined to believe it can be done safely.

What is the trick to preserving peppers in oil? Is it about pickling them first then transferring it to oil?




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Signup for the 2018 mega seed train!

01 October 2017 - 01:55 PM

It's October 1st and as promised here is the sign up for the 2018 mega seed train! I hope you are as excited as I am! This train is already loaded and it has yet to leave the station.

To be on this list you must have been on the hot pepper for at least 4 months and have at least 45 posts to the forums (if you have not been on the forums for 4 months or more and with at least 45 posts then have a member with 6 months or more experience vouch for you)

So here is how the train will work. We have voted to use x2 smaller packages rather than one larger. So there will be a lot more to keep track of, but I know you guys are up for the challenge. The main number of first round recipients will be at 20. Once we have 20 people sign up we will pull names at random to determine your place in line. Train "A" will start with the first name on the list and continue on to the next in line, just like you have been used to in the past. Here's where it gets confusing, train "B" will start with the last name on the list and move backwards down the line. By the time all is said and done everyone will have had a chance to make selections from both packages. If for any chance you would rather only receive one package, you may skip the second. Just make sure you communicate that to the next person in line.

Shipping will be done via USPS in a flat rate bubble mailer, (Make sure you get these ahead of time as they are not alway available) with tracking of course. Once you receive the package you will have 3 days to decide what you want as well as what you have claimed and what you have added to this good little box of goodness.

Due to risk of breakage, leakage and space constraints, sauces, and pepper jellies, will not be allowed, however Powders and dried pods are acceptable.

To be fair do not take 5 packs of seeds and replace it with 1 pack of bell pepper seeds. Doing so will result in the fun being taken out of the train and banishment. There are plenty of nice people here that are more than happy to help you get started on your pepper variety. Once you take seeds, dried pepper pods, or powders please be sure to replace with an equal amount and something comparable to what was taken so we can keep the fun on the tracks.

To ship to the next on the train please be sure to pm them to get their name and proper address when you first receive your precious package of pepper goodness as to keep the train from spinning its wheels at the station. If contact with the next in line can not be made after 3 days, they will be temporarily taken out of line. Other accommodations will be made on a case by case basis.

Any other comments, idea, constructive criticisms are welcomed!

Also I feel it's important to add that this seed train is for everyone and not the possession of any one individual. My intervention will be Minimal. If at any point I can not fulfill my obligations a backup will be appointed.

So without further delay, who would like to get this party started!?


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This is NOT a Jays peach right? Or is it?

24 September 2017 - 08:25 PM

This one has been racking my brain all season. I can't figure out what it is. It was labeled as a jays peach ghost Scorpion, but it doesn't look right to me. I was thinking peach bhut, but even that doesn't seem right. Can anyone help?ef855cbea83401a17fe7e050e878742e.jpg


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