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Not much of a South Tejas GLOG

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: 

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Everything is starting to really take off:

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Pods are setting:

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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!



Back at it

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:


Old Rusty put out some pulled pork again!

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:

Quick question...Chocolates-how do you tell when they are ready?

17 August 2014 - 04:06 PM

I have a bunch of chocolate scorpions that are completely brown. Just wondering how you guys tell if they are done? 

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

17 June 2014 - 05:15 PM

We all know about SHU's, ratings, blah blah.  But some peppers just affect us differently, I think we can all agree on that. And we all probably have one that just gets us. Maybe one that isn't supposed to be as hot as is. The combo of chemicals in a particular strain of pepper is just right to destroy your pain receptors in a very special way. So what is the hottest pepper to you, one that you have eaten several times? 


  For my nervous system, it's the 7-pot Savannah. Hands(my hands went numb once!) down, the absolute worst pain from a pepper I have ever had. I have had Brainstrains, Primos's, smileyguy's crazy hot cross and the Savannah is in a different class. They put me on the floor in a pain trip to outerspace. Seriously high as a kite with pain. It's almost not even a food, but a wicked experience. 


I can't wait to harvest my own this year :rofl:  I have about 4 plants, just for kicks!



So what gets YOU??