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Captain Caliente

Member Since 27 Sep 2018
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Label Suggestions

08 December 2018 - 06:47 AM

Appreciate your assistance. It's our new spicy soy alternative. Trying to decide on a label for the sauce. We have it narrowed down to these three label ideas. Which is your favorite? 1. The Dragon. 2. The Samurai. 3. The Pagoda.

 

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The more hot sauce, the better!

05 December 2018 - 08:44 AM

We started our new venture with 3 sauces roughly 4 months ago. Today we have 6 sauces and 3 chile rubs. There are plans for a barbeque sauce as well as more sauces and powders. The process of developing a recipe and then bringing it to market is quite rewarding.

 

The two newest sauces are spectacular.

 

A Mango/Pineapple/Agave Nectar/Apple Cider Vinegar with a mixture of yellow trinidads, morugas. And a Soy alternative using Liquid Aminos/Rice Vinegar/Ginger/Honey with Ghost Pepper and Cayenne Pepper. WOW. Both are awesome. Our line of unique and delicious hot sauces has something for everyone. Looking forward to sharing some of these with my fellow hot sauce connoisseurs.

 

This is the most fun I've ever had in my professional career.


Peppers in Winter

06 November 2018 - 08:49 PM

I have a lot of peppers right now. I'm planning to make a lot of sauce this winter. But the volume I have is dwindling. I assume this is the case for most folks here. Are there those who would want to buy fresh gourmet super hots during the winter season?


Stink Bugs - A Stange Conundrum

25 October 2018 - 04:15 PM

These magnificent creatures really piss me off. They cause discoloration, eat away at your pods and are the worst possible pests for anyone who grows hot peppers. Especially gourmet super hots.

 

However, there is a part of me that admires them. I wonder what goes through their tiny bug minds when they see a rainbow of hot pepper colors? Do they get as excited as we? Are they looking at these peppers and thinking to themselves; "I can't wait to eat that awesome shit"?

 

How do you folks deal with these pests? I use lady bugs and finger squashing. Never shall a chemical touch my beautiful peppers. I've always found great pleasure in smashing a newly hatched colony of this menace. I have carefully honed my stink bug hunting skills. The billions of years of evolution can be witnessed in my approach as predator stalks prey. But after killing thousand of these creatures it certainly occurs to me that they love the heat as much as we chileheads. What other pest could live and thrive amongst these amazing chiles? Few, if any. So they are a kindred spirit, in a way. There is a part of me that, if given the resources, might build a playground for these beasts of the garden. A place where they can grow and thrive. But my love for chile peppers outweighs my admiration for these foul critters. Plus they would just screw up the garden in which they were supposed to thrive. They have no boundaries or morals and must be extinguished.

 

I guess the massacre must continue. But each one that is squashed to death there is a fond pity found in my heart. If there is a stink bug heaven, perhaps they will find their joy. Perhaps I am helping them along that path. Just not in my garden.


The Saddest Time Of The Year Approaches

24 October 2018 - 04:04 PM

I must admit, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. What a feast indeed. The stores are starting to stock eggnog. Spiced potpourri fills the air all around us. The non-stop festivities from now until New Years are certainly a time to cherish. As it brings families and friends closer together. As I ponder all of these things the looming nightmare in the back of my mind starts to grow. The angst chips away at my very soul. Come late December and January...there will be no pods to pick. No frolicking in the garden. No more fresh delicious peppers. Nope. It will be a time of pruning. Cutting away the gorgeous branches that once held a multitude of colorful joy. 

 

Well, at least I get to look forward to burning the Christmas tree on New Years Eve party!

 

Cherish every minute you have with your little pods my friends. Every minute.