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#1574482 Lets see your meanest, most gnarly pods!!!

Posted by Beerswimmer on 09 August 2018 - 09:17 PM

Bhutlah chocolate


#1574279 TheGreenChileMonster 2018

Posted by Beerswimmer on 08 August 2018 - 09:20 PM

Haha, so happy about this! I'll have to pay it forward and think of a contest too :party:

#1569482 TheGreenChileMonster 2018

Posted by Beerswimmer on 19 July 2018 - 04:21 PM

138  :dance:

#1568200 Not much of a South Tejas GLOG

Posted by Beerswimmer on 15 July 2018 - 10:35 AM

More pods are setting than I expected due to our mild, for here, weather.  


I had to spread the plants out and reinforce them due to all the new growth:



Bhuts have 5-6 on each plant:



Bhutlah chocolate looking like a brain:



Naglah brown putting out 2 phenos, a triangle naga shape and a mushroom shape:






The reapers are covered in flowers, 3 and 4 in some nodes, but none have set.  The Moruga is just starting to put out flowers.  I'm excited for a small early harvest, but I know what's coming.  The end of July to mid September is the hottest part of the year and I'm not expecting any pods during that time. 

#1566095 Garden Grow

Posted by Beerswimmer on 07 July 2018 - 10:22 AM

Looks great! What kind of radishes are they?

#1565669 Not much of a South Tejas GLOG

Posted by Beerswimmer on 05 July 2018 - 12:09 PM

I'm not a glog guy, but I'm bored today.  I moved from beautiful Traverse City Michigan to sun burnt Corpus Christi Tejas in August 2017, never got anything to get growing. I bought a few bhuts from a store to overwinter them, but my wife convinced me to throw them away.  In February 2018 I tried to get some 5yr old saved seeds to germinate, but had zero ever come up.  So I bought a few from a local nursery and ordered a few online.  I put them into a mix of buckets, smart pots, and laundry baskets I bought at a garage sale for .25 cents a piece.  I rigged up a shade to cover my peppers and my wife's failure of a sunflower garden. I have bhuts in red and yellow, red Moruga, reapers, naglah brown, and chocolate bhutlahs. 


In the beginning: 






Everything is starting to really take off:



Pods are setting:



I'm not expecting much of a harvest until late September.  We've had some "cooler" weather the past few weeks, so that's why I think that a few pods have set. Most flowers are dropping as expected.  I water them around 7am and 7pm,  give them a bit of fish emulsion once a week.  So far, so good!



#1562402 Devv-2018-Loving life in the dirt

Posted by Beerswimmer on 23 June 2018 - 06:11 PM

Finally drying out down here after all the rain, now the heat index is 114 :rolleyes:   

#1557911 Plants in full sun throughout the day

Posted by Beerswimmer on 04 June 2018 - 05:20 PM

I have had mine in partial sun until 1130am, then full until dusk.  No problems yet, but I just bought some 30% shade cloth to help them.  It will be providing shade until 5pm, then full until dusk. Right now the high temps are in the 90's, and 80's at night. 

#1555643 Devv-2018-Loving life in the dirt

Posted by Beerswimmer on 25 May 2018 - 04:49 PM

That was a heck of a rainstorm for sure! What town are you in/around? I'm in Corpus.  I'll be buying some 40% shade cloth in the next few days....

#1553508 Back at it

Posted by Beerswimmer on 16 May 2018 - 12:49 PM

Thanks! I have some chocolates coming in the mail too, hopefully they will be in the ground by Memorial Day.

#1553492 Back at it

Posted by Beerswimmer on 16 May 2018 - 12:01 PM

I moved last year and didn't grow anything for the past 2 years.  Well, my stocks of powder are running low so I got out my big bag of seeds!!  Too bad that none germinated.....I guess they were just too old, 5-6 years.  Anyway, the nursery near me had some baby plants and I bought 2 Bhuts and a Reaper.  They have been in 10 gallon air pots for 4 days now and are transitioning to full South Texas sunshine and are looking great.  Hopefully these will put out pods until after Thanksgiving :drooling:


#1488920 Ozzy's Sour Program

Posted by Beerswimmer on 04 September 2017 - 12:34 PM

2 of the Mango flavored shots, or about a cup of juice from the quart carton. 

#1488804 Ozzy's Sour Program

Posted by Beerswimmer on 03 September 2017 - 10:29 PM

I have been making kettle sours for the past few years using Goodbelly as my lacto source. It's Lacto plantarum, after 96hrs @ room temp it's nearly 3.0!  

#1157878 Old Rusty put out some pulled pork again!

Posted by Beerswimmer on 03 May 2015 - 09:11 PM

Thanks guys, it was actually  50% hickory 50% pecan wood. Hickory for the first 5 or so hours, then pecan. It's always with just wood. I only use wood, no charcoal when I smoke. I haven't used charcoal when smoking for several years now. I haven't seen a reason other than ease(screw that) to use charcoal. I've never had any smoke "bitterness", and vary between wet and dry wood to keep the temps and smoke levels where I want.  

#1157413 Old Rusty put out some pulled pork again!

Posted by Beerswimmer on 02 May 2015 - 06:35 PM

I started the spring last week by getting Old Rusty going again. Here's my trusty Old Rusty



I put 2 10lb shoulders into brine with apple cider vinegar and Primo powder(why not?) for 24 hrs, then put on a rub I threw together for another 12.



Then the start of 225F with hickory for as long as I could stay awake. I fell asleep right when it was hitting 160ish, woke up to a perfect 195 :surprised:  A quick 20hrs and it was perfect! I had trouble getting it into the pans because it was falling apart in my hands :party:



The bones fell out



2 big pans filled! I took them to work and vacuum sealed them into 2lb bags. 



My wife and I have been loving it. I think Old Rusty is going to do a Texas style brisket and beef ribs next :drooling: