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Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on Today, 12:45 AM

Good work!

So the future of the train is:

I was thinking that we could start dismantling it after LocalFart, and each person takes what is left of the seeds they contributed. So then by the time it rolls around to Hotrod64, only his seeds are left.

Thanks to everyone who has joined in so far!

#1458690 Most Overrated Spicy Products?

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on Yesterday, 08:01 PM

I'll tell you what's not over-rated - Nando's Sauces! Dunno If it exists outside of Australia, but Nando's rocks! No so much heat-wise as flavour-wise, but some of them do put a kick in!

#1458679 Dragon's breath...2.48m scovilles?

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on Yesterday, 07:30 PM

And so you'd need about 25 pods to kill. That's a fair bit.



So, to consume the minimum lethal dose of 5.8g of capsaicin, you'd have to eat .............. about 25-30 chillies.[/size]

Good to see my calculations worked out alright!

#1458453 Devv-2017-Having a good time in the dirt

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on Yesterday, 03:12 AM

Just dropped in on what appears to be a masterful glog! You sure know what you're doing, especially with the toms! I might try your way of doing them for my next season....

Great work, keep it up, and pods already!?!?!?
I'd kill for the climate you have!

#1458447 Southern Hemisphere Growdown Throwdown - VOTE!

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on Yesterday, 02:06 AM

Here's the Poll for the variety to be grown in the 2017 Southern Hemisphere Growdown Throwdown.
Voting will close on Sunday 28th May, in one weeks time.

Start date we are aiming for is the Winter Solstice, 21st June. No seeds germinated before this date will be eligible for entry.
The competition shall run for one full year, ending on the 2018 Winter Solstice.

There is also a poll to determine whether the competition shall be height of plant or weight of pods produced by plant.

A Few Simple Rules:
Only one plant may be entered. The plant you are entering must be determined before the Spring Equinox on 23rd September.
No cheating; no head starts, no changing plants, no adding to harvest (if applicable)
You can grow your plant however you want, using whatever methods you choose.
You can start your seeds anytime after the start date.
Photographic/video evidence must be provided of your entries.

We will update this information as necessary.


Good luck, and have fun!

#1458425 The Next Throwdown is...

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 20 May 2017 - 09:26 PM


That's the most beautiful burger I have ever seen.

#1458424 Tastiest Pepper?

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 20 May 2017 - 09:18 PM

aji painapple

Is this a variety or a typo error of Aji Pineapple?

#1458204 Dragon's breath...2.48m scovilles?

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 20 May 2017 - 09:02 AM

Here is a pic the 'creator' posted on FB of mature pods465338365ab03bfc5729cc25a3007b78.jpg

There's at least two different varieties in this pic for sure. There's the smallish orange pod that looks like some sort of orange habanero, and then there's the larger, typical Chinense looking pod with the red, pimply skin and a 7 pot kinda look. Point being, the fact that they seem so completely different would seem to show that his new variety, if these are in fact all pods of this variety, is nowhere near stable or reliable enough to be considered a proper variety.

Edit: Orange pod is in middle of bottom half. Red pod is in bottom left of the upper right quadrant, or above and to the right of the middle.


Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 20 May 2017 - 02:35 AM

I have included some chilli powder if anyone is keen to sample. 😀

Dude, make sure you bag that stuff up really good, and I mean real, real good. I'd put the bag in a bag in a bag, or you'll risk melting our eyes when we open the box! Haha, Looking good!

#1458057 The Next Throwdown is...

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 19 May 2017 - 08:39 PM


This is gonna get interesting!

#1458041 Has anyone to make their own sex agent?

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 19 May 2017 - 07:55 PM

This could be more interesting than the guy who wanted to vape capsaicin.....

Stay sane, don't do anything (too) stupid...

#1457746 Dragon's breath...2.48m scovilles?

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 19 May 2017 - 09:35 AM

I've read a dozen of news articles about this new Dragons Breath pepper, and most of the titles present it as a deadly pepper that can cause anaphylactic shock. So my question is anyone ever heard of deadly cases caused by eating Carolina Reaper? If so, whats the difference in terms of capsaicin content of 2,2mm and 2,48? What SHU would actually be considered deadly, or not safe to eat?

I did some back of envelop calculations, using the following data:
- SHU of Carolina Reaper is avg. at 1.6 million
- this is equivalent of 100 000 ASTAGES pungency units
-which gives Carolina Reaper a 1 part in 10 capsaicin rating.
(Keep in mind this is all from dry weight)
-the LD50 of capsaicin is predicted to be between 0.5g and 5g per kg
-the average body weight is 62kg.
-this means that 31g to 310g of capsaicin would kill 50% of people.
-As Carolina Reaper is 1 part in 10 capsaicin, you would need 310g to 3100g of Carolina Reaper chillies to kill a person.
-This averages out at 1.7kg. Note that this is dry weight.

So apparently 1.7kg of Reaper powder would kill average people.
Personally, I'd think that you'd need a lot less.

But the question was what SHU would be deadly, but what matters is the dosage. For example, you'd need a heck of a lot of bell peppers (SHU <1) to kill someone. Or you could use 1.7kg of reaper powder (1.6 million SHU) or 170g pure capsaicin (16million SHU). Or, if you really wanted to, you could use, resinifertoxin, the highest intensity known to man, at 16 000 000 000 SHU, 1000x higher than capsaicin. If you used that, you'd only need 0.17g.

But let's keep it realistic. An average pepper is 25g, but you need 31g of capsaicin to kill the average person. And most chillies are only less than 5% capsaicin. So you'd be pushing it to kill a person with only one pod. Let's see, 25g pod would be about 1.25g capsaicin, so you'd need about 25 pods to kill. That's a fair bit.

Now, all those calculations are no doubt way off the mark, but they aren't meant to be accurate. They're just meant to give a very, very rough idea, and convey the point. What's the point?

-No particular SHU will kill; what matters is the dosage. The higher the SHU, the lower the dosage required.
- You need quite a lot of chillies to kill. Like seriously, a lot.

Hope you all enjoyed my raving!

#1457700 Tastiest Pepper?

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 19 May 2017 - 05:36 AM

My favorites are in the Baccatum family of peppers followed by the MOA's /Scotch Bonnets and Rocottos.

Any particular Baccatums? Or is SB your No. 1?

#1457675 Tastiest Pepper?

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 19 May 2017 - 12:44 AM

This question has probably come up dozens of times before, but I couldn't find anything.

So which chilli brings home the bacon when it comes to taste? In your opinion, anyway.....


#1457672 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 18 May 2017 - 11:13 PM

Completion is looking stiff!