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salsalady

Member Since 30 Dec 2009
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#1423992 [Feb 20] What are you working on this week? Group activity log

Posted by salsalady on Today, 05:02 PM

Thanks, t0mato, I'll post pics when it's all packaged up ;) 

 

It's nice to catch up on things.  Like the Boss said, I never go into the glogs or flogs either.  Doesn't mean I'm not interested in what's happening with people though.




#1423982 [Feb 20] What are you working on this week? Group activity log

Posted by salsalady on Today, 04:43 PM

Pure Evil's cousin, Pure Black?

 

NIGHTMARES! 

 

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#1423933 [Feb 20] What are you working on this week? Group activity log

Posted by salsalady on Today, 02:21 PM

Putting the final touches on a hot sauce made with eggplant, black garlic, squid ink and prune juice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

true story!




#1423461 Capsaicin vs. pain neurotransmitters - Calling all chile alchemists

Posted by salsalady on Yesterday, 10:23 AM

Good first experiment.  Couple of thoughts- would adding a heating pad to the affected area help and I would suggest wiping the oil off with paper towels and alcohol or even a strong grease-cutting dish soap (used straight, rub it around, then wipe off with paper towels) before the shower.  I've heard many folks say an automotive hand degreaser like Goop works also.  




#1423460 The does and donts of sauce making

Posted by salsalady on Yesterday, 10:15 AM

I've never heard of sauce makers leaving the seeds in as proof they used the whole pepper, but I guess... 

I use whole superhots and a good quality BlendTec blender for a supersmooth sauce.  If a person doesn't have a blender capable of getting a really smooth consistency, the sauce can be run through a food mill to remove the seeds while keeping the rest of the cooked flesh and placenta.  I personally don't care for a bunch of seeds in a sauce, don't care for the texture.  They can impart some bitterness if there is a whole bunch.  The placenta can also. 




#1421463 Cayenne Pepper Flakes?

Posted by salsalady on 15 February 2017 - 01:22 PM

Contact FIREHOUSE PANTRY, They have ground listed, might have flakes in stock and can definitley get them.  Mike and Robbie~

 

 

Also, I use ground peppers for the heat and Korean red pepper flakes for aesthetics.  The flakes I've used in the past don't have much flavor or heat, hence the use of other ground peppers.  They have a nice bright red color that looks good.

 




#1421315 First sauce, questions about estimating shelf life and the need to refrigerate

Posted by salsalady on 15 February 2017 - 12:44 AM

:welcome: to THP!

 

​If you haven't found it yet, check out making hot sauce 101~

 

​Your base sauce sounds OK, I'd add a pinch of salt, and if you follow the Hot Fill Hold as you described, the bottles would be safe to store in the pantry until ready to use.  Refrigerate after opening. 

The "same process" can't be replicated by simply blendering a <4.0 pH sauce and leaving at room temp.  Part of the Hot Fill/Hold process is creating a vacuum when the heated sauce cools in conjunction with a low pH sauce.  That can't happen with a room temp sauce.  All the boxes have to be Checked to have a successful HotFill/Hold  shelf stable sauce.  

 

​Have fun! 

SL




#1421286 Capsaicin vs. pain neurotransmitters - Calling all chile alchemists

Posted by salsalady on 14 February 2017 - 11:03 PM

What weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of lead? Weight is weight, volume is different. A pound of lead is the size of a pound of buttter? a pound of feathers is....i dunno...two microwaves???? That is the idea anyway~


#1421211 Capsaicin vs. pain neurotransmitters - Calling all chile alchemists

Posted by salsalady on 14 February 2017 - 08:34 PM

Fwiw, synthetic capsaicin is about 20% the price of real capsaicin at 95% purity. What I use is 100% pure and about 3-4x the price of 95%.


#1421208 Capsaicin vs. pain neurotransmitters - Calling all chile alchemists

Posted by salsalady on 14 February 2017 - 08:30 PM

I need to quantify the statement below. Without knowing how many milligrams of capsaicin(oids) exist in a certain volume at a certain certain SHU level, I have no way to begin.
 
"Each Qutenza patch contains a total of 179 mg of capsaicin (8% in adhesive, 80 mg per gram of adhesive) or 640 micrograms (mcg) of capsaicin per square cm of patch."
 
 


I guess you could look at the above like- they make a mixture using 1790 mg of capsaicin which is enough for ten patches, so each patch gets 179 mg. I am not totally undersdtanding what they are saying. That might be a place to start.


#1420878 You Guys Made Me Do It!!

Posted by salsalady on 14 February 2017 - 01:11 AM

I'm just trying to get hybredmode01 to quote my post and fix all the typos and grammer mistakes lol




#1420877 You Guys Made Me Do It!!

Posted by salsalady on 14 February 2017 - 01:09 AM

omg I remember that commercial and I ddint have a tv growing up I know it's hard to believe that a person could survive without dukes of hazard Miami vice and gomer pyle but miracles do occur then there were the infomercialllllls




#1420861 You Guys Made Me Do It!!

Posted by salsalady on 14 February 2017 - 12:24 AM

Always been habit If I get long winded it makes it easier to read a big blob of text if each paragraph has an indent i have the attention span of a thing with a short attention span looking at a giant monolith of text on the screen is always daunting to me if there are indents I find it more approachable and no the irony in the fact that I'm the only one who does it and I don't read my posts is not lost on me :rofl: next you're going to ask me what my username means and what I'm doing at this bar all by myself gosh boundaries man i mean this username not president shonas diktapeeple

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIFY!!!!  :halo:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

edit- #$^)!*  missed a comma!




#1420768 Capsaicin vs. pain neurotransmitters - Calling all chile alchemists

Posted by salsalady on 13 February 2017 - 08:27 PM

If that one product is 8% capsaicin by volume, that would equate to about 1,280,000 SHU.  Capsaicinoids are basically a PPM type equation.

 

I'd discourage using a spray, as that will put capsaicin airborn and could be really irritating to you and your Lovely.  It would also have the potential to get on surrounding surfaces and come back to bite'cha later.

 

If you want, I can mix up an oil based solution for you.  Sounds like emu oil would be a good place to start.  I've mixed some with coconut oil for someone else to use in some kind of topical lotion.  Never heard back how it worked.  I can make a 2mil or 3mil SHU concentration level. 

 

The Pure Evil you have is alcohol and water based.  From the discussion above, it sounds like an oil based product would work better.  I also have some oil based extracts....I wonder how that would work when mixed with a carrier oil like emu?  Small side effect would be that your skin would be bright orange-red for a while.  :lol:

 

Let me know if it's something you are interested in.

 

SL

 




#1420747 You Guys Made Me Do It!!

Posted by salsalady on 13 February 2017 - 07:59 PM

WHAT?  I re-railed the other one..........

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.....I think.....................

 

 

 

 

 

 

So you WANT me to derail the book thread?????? 

 

 

 

 

COOL!   Then I can say....."THE BOSS MADE ME DO IT.  I didn't want to, but after all, he is the Boss, and with all that peer pressure...what could I do?"  Then I'll call Megyn Kelly and compare notes.