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Member Since 22 Nov 2010
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"It's only hot if YOU think it's Hot" Updated 19 Feb · 6 comments

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  • Active Posts 634
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  • Member Title Hot
  • Age 66 years old
  • Birthday September 18, 1953
  • Real Name
    Joe Arditi
  • Gender
    Male Male
  • Location
    Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Occupation
    President of Pepper Joe's and Penny's Tomatoes
  • Company Name
    Pepper Joe's
  • Interests
    Anything outdoors including Gardening, Hiking, Fishing, Beaching and Traveling. Love to pump iron
  • Biography
    I spent 30+ Years in the Ladies Clothing business as a VP and developed 350 Stores on the East Coast. But my love was always Gardening and Hot Peppers. Now I do that full time. I also manage my Resort Rental properties, Anthony-Joseph, Inc. with rental Cabins in the Smoky Mountains and Condos on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Email me at pepperjoe@sc.rr.com for more info on rentals.
  • Anything Else
    I enjoy traveling the World searching for New and Unique Chile Peppers.

Food Stuff

  • Favorite Hot Pepper
  • Favorite Hot Sauce
    My own "Island Hot Sauce. I like Melinda's line..and Tabasco for it's cured in a barrel flavor
  • Favorite Food
    I'd have to lean towards Italian. Then anything Hot and Spicy
  • Favorite BBQ Food
    Stuffed Chile Peppers, Ground Veal Steak with Mushrooms and Onions,
  • Favorite BBQ Sauce
    I make my own. Also Jack Daniels.
  • Favorite Beverage with Fiery Food
    Grey Goose Martini...straight up and dirty.
  • Awards
    My Ghost Peppers won #1 at the Iowa State Fair.
    Several HR, Productivity and Top of Brand awards...last count 96.
  • Share a Recipe
    8 skinless chicken thighs
    2 brown congo peppers (chopped and seeded)
    2 oz. soy sauce
    2 oz. amber rum
    1/2 tsp. oregano
    1/2 tsp rosemary
    1/2 tsp French thyme (can sub. w/ parsley)
    Put all ingredients in large plastic bag, marinate 2-5 hrs.
    preheat grill to med high, grill 25-30 min, turning once halfway through. serve with spinach or collards.

Growing Stuff

  • Grow List
    I'm testing several New Varieties that we brought back from Hawaii last week. Next stop: Domican Republic, St. Thomas and Tortuga in search of New and Exotic Chiles.
    Just lined up a Safari to South Africa for 2013....and do some Chile Pepper hunting as well.
    Also Trinidad Scorpion, Naga Morich and 7 Pod.
  • Seeds Available For Trade
  • Seeds Wanted
    The next Worlds Hottest Pepper seeds....

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