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Pepper Ridge Farm

Member Since 09 Jan 2008
Offline Last Active Oct 27 2015 08:03 AM

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In Topic: Cappy's 2015 Chocolate BS

20 October 2015 - 04:28 PM

Hey guys sorry for not updating the blog lately.  My CBS plants are ripening pods with more consistency since the heavy rains in Charleston a few weeks ago.  We had 28" of rain in a 24 hour period and if you had any leaks you knew about it right away.  Cats and dogs non-stop but the plants got a good flush and I am doing a fresh pods for free beer barter trade with the local brewery in town again this year.  The beer is Brain Squasher and American spicy Pumpkin Stout.  http://www.holycityb.../brain-squasher  There was just a Zombie pub Crawl featuring this beer and everyone dressed up like zombies and went bar to bar.  All the profits made from the beer sales are donated to a charity.  I have donated pods several years now and this year when I was taking fresh pods up to the brewery I they of course have it on tap but they have some can in six packs with this killer label over in the cooler.  AWESOME! I of course took a case home and haven't touched it yet.  I missed the whole pub crawl this year and heard it was a huge success and everybody loves the beer is the feedback I'm getting.  I just got back from opening weekend in South Dakota pheasant hunting and could not turn down the incredible hunt.  Just beautiful bird almost like a Dr. Seuss animal with the big feathers and radiating colors the roosters have.  Get home last night and I have a package from our resident Pulpiteer with some seeds and a bottle of home tapped pepper infused maple syrup! Putting them on some brussel sprouts tonight for dinner thanks so much Andy!



In Topic: Cappy's 2015 Chocolate BS

14 September 2015 - 08:48 AM

Thanks everyone I am great just been away fishing the OBX the past several weeks.  Fishing Oregon Inlet with the Hot Tuna fishing guys every morning doing all we can not to hit the bridge like two of them did.  What an incredible fishing heaven that is truly gods country for a fisherman guy like me.  We caught Yellowfin Tuna down at the Point last week and this week fished the triple zeros and released 2 sailfish 3 White Marlin and 1 Blue Marlin this past weekend.  I have been fishing a BC Boat that is built right there in Manteo NC and stopped by the boat shed where it was built before driving home yesterday.


My plants are alive but neglected having to defend for themselves not getting water except when it rains.  They are pushing some peppers but nothing like the first wave I got in July.  These plants make me thing they might be a one and done and I don't know if I am going to get the second flush next month or not.  I have saved lots of genetics from my grow of the CBS 7 Pods and I know my inbox is full done on purpose.  I have 500 PMs open that I can continue conversations with, just no new people with 0 post that need all this seeds for a grow next year.  Life is good and pepper people are the best thanks for checking on me.

In Topic: What to do with 300 ripe (red) Jalapenos & Serranos?

14 August 2015 - 07:38 AM

I absolutely love pickled red Jalapeno slices when there are no fresh peppers in the garden.  They would not last long around here in pickle juice.

In Topic: Cappy's 2015 Chocolate BS

22 July 2015 - 03:21 PM

Not much to update except I am watering twice a day now due to the extreme heat and absolutely no rain the month of July.  Picking peppers and filling orders as fast as I receive them.  It has been the hottest summer I can remember here and my plants are stressed from the heat and lack of water but the pods are still coming in hot.  Ready for some cooler fall temps but that is still over a month away.  I have been dehydrating all the subprime peppers I cannot sell and have a couple gallon bags of dehydrated CBS pods that I am about to grind to make powder/flakes.  I still haven't put the first pepper in the freezer this year to save for my hot sauce, planning on a few big fall harvest to take care of that.  I have only 5 bottles of my 2014 left so I need to get busy saving some for this years chocolate version.  The life of a pepper gardener.

In Topic: seacowboy 2015

17 July 2015 - 12:36 PM

Hey Jason, Your plants at the house in the big 20-30 gallon containers have really taken off over the last month, happy to see those taking off for you and I hope they are some of you prized plants to collect some more seed from.  Don't worry I have Tupperware containers of seed I will never grow that you welcome to just for the asking.  I also have some of your Chocolate Bubblegum seeds from you I did not grow this year that I will gladly return to the rightful owner.  What types are you specifically looking for, or if you don't mind I'll send the whole lot and what you don't use you can pass it on.