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The 11th Annual Hot Pepper Awards - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!


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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??

My yarden! Updated 15 June

11 June 2014 - 04:23 PM

Living in Northern Michigan makes it tough to grow peppers, but last year I did pretty good. I had Fatalii and Naga Morich pump out hundreds of pods from each plant, so this year I wanted to go bigger. And since I'm moving next summer I need to get enough to make it through next year. I was fortunate enough to have met several very helpful and nice people who sent me seeds to use.  So here we go:


01DEC13: first seeds soak overnight in water.  I had 10 times more seed varieties than I could ever grow, so went with what I though would give me big yeilds.


TSMoruga red, yellow - MGOLD 86<---also sent awesome powders and peppers, thanks again man!!

Brainstrain red, yellow- MGOLD 86

Primo- smileyguy697<----sent me more crazy strains than I know what to do with, thanks buddy!!!

Chocolate Scorpion- smileyguy697

Savannah- smileyguy697


I also have 2 ow's each of Fatalii, Naga Morich 


Here's after I moved them to our extra bedroom that we turned into a growroom:



Space blanket reflectors to make it extra classy:



Then, not much really happened until just recently.  I bought a couple rolls of plastic mesh barrier material and sewed them into 27 10 gallon, 1 25+gallon bags and filled with ammended local dirt:



The wife helped me transplant them, I left them in the garage for 2 weeks to harden the F up:



Then the backbreaking chore of moving all of them to the south side of the house. My horseradish is in a 30 gallon pot:



And the rest:



I'll probably be putting some mulch on the tops of the bags in the next few days.  Well, that's about it for now. It's raining today, so their first feeding of nutrients in the sun will have to wait a day or 2.