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#1647564 Overwhelmed.. sauce help.

Posted by Tybo on 11 August 2019 - 01:56 PM

Hello.  I see you have Datil's on your list!  My wife and I love Datil's.  

We found the following recipe photo on the web of this "relish" recipe and have made it several times now.  Ours came out like a sauce.  More on the thin side.  We reduced all of the ingredients to make the amount we wanted.  You could add more sugar/honey or whatever you like for the desired sweetness.  

It is a very basic recipe but it is also supposed to be authentic St. Augustine.  I couldn't vouch for that as I am from VA but have read that ketchup is a popular ingredient.  Maybe someone actually from St. Augustine will chime in and give us the "facts"!  Recipes too.  We won't spread them around! :liar:

We have also substituted Scotch Bonnets and it still made a good sauce.  Like I said, it's pretty basic.

Anyway here goes:


Datil Pepper Relish 2.jpg


If you have an exhaust fan for your oven, use it.  Open windows if not.  It didn't bother me so much but our dog didn't seem to like the vapors very much. 

#1647519 Seed Identification?

Posted by Tybo on 11 August 2019 - 08:23 AM

Can you ask the local vendor?


#1647518 Lets see your meanest, most gnarly pods!!!

Posted by Tybo on 11 August 2019 - 08:16 AM

Finally got to harvest one of these.  It's a Jay's Chocolate Ghost Scorpion X.  Not the gnarliest but it's in there.




And more on the way:




I don't have a clue what I'm gonna do with them!

#1647265 Fruitful Day

Posted by Tybo on 09 August 2019 - 02:30 PM

CD, I see you here everyday, You've never seen his posts in this thread?>Zapotec Jalapenos


Or did this just go over my head?


I think it did. :lol:

#1647219 Fruitful Day

Posted by Tybo on 09 August 2019 - 06:04 AM

That's a rad lil harvest

Thanks. You helped get me get started in this and I am enjoying trying the different peppers I have growing. This year is a test to see which ones I like and will grow more of next year. (The yellow bonnets are keepers) Along with some more new ones of course!

Ripening has been slow for most of the varieties with only a few at a time. For example the tobasco plant is only giving up 1 ripe pepper per week so far. Homemade sauce is a ways off at this rate!

Anyways, thanks again.

#1647122 Fruitful Day

Posted by Tybo on 08 August 2019 - 04:24 PM

Check out this MOA I picked today!  Has that CARDI Scorpion look, stinger and all.

MOA Stinger.jpg


Also picked 5 more yellow morgue scorpions.  This plant has been very prolific.5 YMS.jpg


Here is my first Aji Dulce 2 and my first Foodarama of the year.  I don't know why some are so late:


Aji Dulce:Foodarama.jpg


And finally got a Aji Mango!





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#1647110 Pickling spices?

Posted by Tybo on 08 August 2019 - 02:28 PM

Bottle bombs! :point:

#1647106 Juanito's Peppers

Posted by Tybo on 08 August 2019 - 02:18 PM

Got 2 ripe pods off plant #2....Both are peach for sure and ferociously hot. Has to be hotter than last years Red Bhut. Excellent pheno IMO. Very wicked looking nice sized pods. Plant #3 is producing a nice pheno too and its isolated.



Those look good.  Yeah, the red ones I got were hot, hot, hot!  I thought the chocolate brain strain was hotter though.  But then again, I sampled all of them one after the other so............

#1645792 how to tell if your sauce is fermenting properly

Posted by Tybo on 01 August 2019 - 01:30 PM

Oh yeah, Rule #1: Always keep a saucer under the jar! :lol:

#1645373 Blueberry Hot Sweet Sauce

Posted by Tybo on 30 July 2019 - 07:30 AM

Ahh, so that's where the name "hot cakes" comes from! :drooling:

#1645317 how to tell if your sauce is fermenting properly

Posted by Tybo on 29 July 2019 - 03:54 PM

Do you stir everyday?

I've never made fermented hot sauce but have made lots of sauerkraut, kimchi and other veggies and just left it alone.  The bubbles you see should increase  if its left alone and if it's fermenting.

Is that plastic just sitting on top.  If so, I'd put a rubber band around it.  As it ferments the plastic should bubble up to show the CO2 pressure.

#1645024 Juanito's Peppers

Posted by Tybo on 27 July 2019 - 01:23 PM

As some of you know, Juanito's had a 2019 pepper giveaway      first peppers of 2019 giveaway    and I won!  ​I posted a little reply in that forum but it hasn't gotten many views and I felt like Juanito's needed more credit so I'll post here also.  


Here is a pic of what I won that arrived in a USPS small box.  Lot's of fresh peppers packed inside!






Top left are 2 Yellow brainstrain's.  Next is a lone Red Baquinho followed by 8 Yellow Baquinho's. 

Second row are 2 red Jay's Peach Ghost Scorpions that didn't turn out the right color.  (correct me if I'm wrong Juanito)  Next are 4 Chocolate Ghost's.

Third row has 5 Brazilian Starfish and bottom row has 5 Chocolate Brainstrain's.  

There are 2 Atomic fireballs and a root beer candy as a bonus.


Like I said, lot's of peppers in a small package.


All of the pods are super looking and fresh.  I mean, these things look better than what I have growing right outside!  No joke.  


Anyway, my wife and I started with the Yellow Baquinho's first and found them fruity tasting with just a tease of spiciness.  Almost like there was gonna be a little heat but it never showed up!

Next we ate 2 of the Brazilian Starfish.  These are a great snacking pepper with just the right amount of sweetness and heat.  Neither of us had tried either before this and we fell in love with them.  


Now to the superhot's.  I didn't know what I wanted to do with them so I figured I would freeze them until I decide.  I've never had any of these before.  I hate seeds in my sauces so I ended up de-seeding them and freezing the rest but not before trying a slice of each. 


Not an in depth review of the peppers but here is my newbie take:

*First up I tried the Yellow Brainstrain-nice taste and almost immediate heat-alot!


*The red JPGS was next.  I liked the taste but didn't find any heat right away so I had another slice.  Mistake!  The first slice kicked in and it was on!  My wife kept asking me if I was ok. I guess I looked like I was about to keel over.  Luckily the agony didn't last very long so....


*Chocolate Ghost was next.  I didn't think it was near as hot as the rJPGS but not a bad pepper.


*THE Chocolate Brainstrain just about did in this newbie to superhots.  Like the red JPGS I didn't get immediate heat and evidently being a slow learner I had a second bite.  The heat came on slowly but surely and it kept on coming.  My whole mouth, lips and even my eyes were stinging!  I assume it was where my breath was emitting superheated air it was rising to my eyes! :P The heat stuck with me for a long time.  At least 10 minutes and my lips were still burning several hours later.  It did have a good taste before the blast furnace kicked on so even after all the misery, I'll probably try growing one or two next year.  Yeah I know, an addict right!


Well I gotta say Juanito's has some really good pod's and I'll probably be ordering from him soon. 


Thanks, Juanito's. 


Edited to add pic.





#1644889 first peppers of 2019 giveaway

Posted by Tybo on 26 July 2019 - 04:02 PM

I won!

Came home to a small USPS box from Juanito's and couldn't hardly believe it.  I never win anything.  

The box was packed too.  My wife couldn't hardly believe all the peppers in there without being squashed.




All of the peppers were flawless and fresh.  I gotta say Juanito's has some great looking pods and if anyone needs peppers that they didn't grow themselves or something for sauces or powders you need to check out their site.


My wife and I dove right into the Yellow Baquinho's and Brazilian Starfish.  The Baquinho's are definitely fruity, an awesome little pepper.  We also loved the Brazilian Starfish.  Sweet with just the right amount of heat.  Both were great for snacking' on.

Both were still crunchy fresh too.  


Thanks for the giveaway opportunity Juanito's.


I'll do an update in another forum on here about the superhots.  This doesn't seem like the right place to do it.



#1644527 Hornworm damage

Posted by Tybo on 24 July 2019 - 03:35 PM

I sprayed my plants with neem/soap last night before total darkness trying to stay ahead of the various bugs I find.  I even lifted leaves to spray the underneath side of the leaves and around the base of the main stem.  I can't believe I missed a 3" hornworm!  

I had errands to run this morning and when getting home around noon my wife said I needed to checkout one of the Shishito plants.  "Something has just about ruined it".  I went to see for myself and right away saw the monster.  Where do these things come from?  I should have seen it last night!  It was huge.  The hornworm isn't in the pic.  I was so pissed I pulled it off right away before getting my camera.  The foliage on this plant was basically full.  Now it is naked.

Think it will recover?  We have been enjoying the Shishito's.


attachicon.gif Hornworm Damage.jpg


I wanted to show an update on this Shishito.  21 days after the hornworm did it's damage here it is now.  The top has grown back out nicely.


Thanks everyone for the help.

Shishito recovery.jpg

#1644525 How do you start a sauce idea, especially with non standard peppers

Posted by Tybo on 24 July 2019 - 03:31 PM


There's another one for $29



This is the one I have


Its temperature compensating, so you dont have to cool your sauce all the way before testing




Yep, must have been looking at the wrong product totally.

I have a real cheap tester so I'll be looking at these when mine dies.