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The 11th Annual Hot Pepper Awards - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Beerswimmer

Member Since 06 May 2009
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#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

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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.

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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:

 

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The bones fell out

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

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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:




#1156278 Why are supers hard to grow?

Posted by Beerswimmer on 30 April 2015 - 12:59 PM

I have successfully grown super hots in Alaska outdoors, and now in Northern Michigan. I don't think that they are "hard" to grow, just keep them warm. The cold windy days stop them from growing and pollinating. 2 summers ago was really warm and I had thousands of peppers. Last summer was cold and I only got a few handfulls. This summer should be warmer, and I expect to get a few hundred peppers from my plants. 




#1049264 What pepper are you trying today? P.O.D.

Posted by Beerswimmer on 04 September 2014 - 10:48 AM

interesting and how where they?? they sound familar too LOL

 

thanks your friend Joe

From  what I remember they were very bitter and not very hot to me. 




#1046891 What pepper is the hottest....to YOU??

Posted by Beerswimmer on 29 August 2014 - 07:55 PM

 

Nagas are a little underlooked lately but they can still hit VERY hard.

This one was harvested from my ow Naga Black plant, almost killed me today LOL :)

 

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Cya

 

Datil

Haha, yeah. My Naga Morich that I've been growing the past few years are ridiculously hot! Hotter than most of the many varieties I've had that are "supposed" to be hotter. I put them ahead of any of the scorpion varities I've tried. Only a few of the 7-pots are hotter......to ME.




#1030331 Naga Morich (Native Bangladesh Strain) From Pepper Lover

Posted by Beerswimmer on 30 July 2014 - 11:31 AM

Naga Morich grows great here, well into freezing temps. They also put out TONS of pods!!! 




#1022263 Incoming summer polar vortex!!!!

Posted by Beerswimmer on 16 July 2014 - 01:34 PM

No damage at all, temps and the sun are up. Plants are doing great!  :surprised:

 

 

 

 

ETA: the forecast still has the night temps into the 50's through Saturday




#1021916 sp33d DIY air prune pot grow glog 2014 (update 9-10-2014)

Posted by Beerswimmer on 15 July 2014 - 07:10 PM

I hear that, I'm up in Traverse City  :tear:    It's been a cold summer for sure.  What part of the Mitten are you in?




#1021884 Bubblegum 7 Pod test

Posted by Beerswimmer on 15 July 2014 - 06:03 PM

Best reviewer, the poker face is what has always impressed me the most! No drama, spitting(that guy is disgusting, will not watch), puking, etc.  Just talks like he's tasting a bell pepper!




#1021782 My yarden! Updated 15 June

Posted by Beerswimmer on 15 July 2014 - 03:54 PM

Back home again after a little 2 week deployment. The weather has been cold and rainy, days in the 60's and nights in the low 50's, so there hasn't been too much growth :tear:  Not the season I was hoping for.  But, it'll be OK. We still have a few months left to go yet.

 

The yarden:

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I'm just happy that all of my plants are LOADED with flowers and buds like this at every intersection:

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The mystery plant is still winning, any guess on what they could be?

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Chocolate TS has just one pod, but it's a good one:

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Poorly, and late, pruned Fatalii looks like a bonsai:

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That's it for now, hoping that some warmer weather will get a bit more growth. Things are going to be poppin' in no time!!

 




#1008556 My yarden! Updated 15 June

Posted by Beerswimmer on 22 June 2014 - 11:54 AM

The feedings are stepped up all the way to heavy every 2nd day now. Combined with the rain we have had nearly everyday, I'm expecting a big burst of growth. I'll be deployed for 2 weeks in a bit and the wife will be taking care of them while I'm away, she'll only be watering with no feedings. I hope that they do OK. 

 

No garden pics, but the wife and I had fun yesterday. We and a few people I work with did the Xtreme Muck Ruck and had a good time. The wife even climbed the 20ft rope that most men were unable to do!

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