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stickman

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#1493824 Stickman's 2017 Minimalist Glog

Posted by stickman on Today, 06:43 AM

Very impressive sauces Rick love the colours especially the Moose Breath ... thanks for posting the recipe and I also have to congratulate you on those bonnets. Have your Hong G in the dehydrator as we speak very prolific variety two plants have produced plenty of pods and they have been outside all the time subjected to our poor summer

 

Cheers John! I got my MoA seeds from Ramon (Walkgood) a few years ago and am doing what I can to keep the strain going. :)  Love those Bonnets! They make great fruity hot sauces as well as the Jerk rub. :drooling:  I was really happy with the way the Moose Breath hot sauce came out! I'm gonna have to get more frozen blueberries, oranges and limes to make up enough for a whole case. That one's a keeper!

 

     One of the things I like about the Gochus is how well they grow in a cooler climate. They're highland peppers in Korea and seem to do well in more difficult growing situations. I'd be curious to hear your take on their heat and flavor when you get them dried.
 




#1493741 Stickman's 2017 Minimalist Glog

Posted by stickman on Yesterday, 07:15 PM

Holy smoke. :rofl:
Those are some fine sauces you're making. :drooling:

Cheers Uros! [emoji2] I'm pretty happy with most of 'em... Especially the peach, pumpkin and blueberry sauces.

 
 
That looks awesome, tell me its for sale!

Sorry Jake... I only made five bottles so far, but I posted the recipe a few messages back so you could make your own very easily. Cheers!

Third batch finished... I got a whole case from that one and a wicked case of "Hunan Hands" even though I was wearing nitrile gloves the whole time... Lol!
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#1493663 Stickman's 2017 Minimalist Glog

Posted by stickman on Yesterday, 03:17 PM

Sauce #2 done. It's not at home to subtlety... This baby really burns! I can't see using more than a few drops of it at a time in food.
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Now on to sauce #3... A pineapple-mango-scotch bonnet concoction.

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#1493652 Stickman's 2017 Minimalist Glog

Posted by stickman on Yesterday, 01:40 PM

Great to see so many great peppers into different sauces etc. Love the look of your bonnets ,superb phenos on a lot of them.
Your not go cold this winter Rick.
Great work buddy.



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Cheers Sim! I wish you could taste this sauce... it's a balanced, fruity-tasting sauce with a wicked creeping heat! I tweaked this recipe by substituting TS Yellow pods and maple syrup for Morugas and brown sugar, and doubled the amounts. I also added half a tsp of cinnamon, a quarter teaspoon of allspice and an extra three tablespoons of the maple syrup since I didn't want the maple flavor to be overpowered by the chiles, and I couldn't quite taste it the first time around.

http://caribbeanpot....pion-hot-sauce/

 

Sauce #2 today will be the Nuclear Option from Chile Pepper Madness using Forbing Nagas, TS Yellows, King Nagas, Douglahs and Scotch Brains with a few Bonnets and Piment Cabri pods to bring the peppers up to the two pound mark.

http://www.chilipepp...uce-i-ever-made

 

I've got them in the oven roasting right now and have two fans in the kitchen window to evacuate the fumes! Lol!

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#1493647 Stickman's 2017 Minimalist Glog

Posted by stickman on Yesterday, 01:06 PM

First batch of today's hot sauces finished. I'll start the second shortly. 0924171401.jpg

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#1493612 Stickman's 2017 Minimalist Glog

Posted by stickman on Yesterday, 08:27 AM

I got run out of the kitchen by my Wife yesterday because she wanted to cook for some events she's attending today, but I can finally cook up my "Moose Breath" maple-blueberry-TS Yellow hot sauce.

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Today's and tomorrow's temperatures are supposed to be in the 90s and the pods are lapping it up! Here's this morning's pull...

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With the exception of the Annuum Rosemary Pepper, the potted plants have pretty much shot their bolt for the season. When I get the last few pods from them I'll compost the plants. The chiles in the raised beds are still loaded though... I'm thinking about which I want more ATM... to rig some window panes over the raised bed to convert it t a cold frame for the winter and grow some winter greens or just put up a low row cover over the chiles to see how long I can extend the downhill part of the season.

 

Have a great Sunday all!




#1493564 Stickman's 2017 Minimalist Glog

Posted by stickman on 23 September 2017 - 07:25 PM

You're a sauce making machine, Rick! Nice harvest! Beautiful Bonnets

 

Cheers Mike! Pm sent...

 

I can only say impressive Rick! I know you have a short window; and kudos to you for making it all come true ;)

 

I'm hoping I can post such pics in the near future. My gals are ready to rock! Temps are forecast to be highs of 85° in the 10 day. It's about dang time for my window to open!

 

S'right brother... we're pulling for ya on this end too!

 

Do you think you'll be able to get two harvests from the same plants if you start a month earlier? I don't see why not if you want to expend the effort to keep 'em alive through the summer heat. Cheers! :thumbsup:




#1493468 Stickman's 2017 Minimalist Glog

Posted by stickman on 23 September 2017 - 08:33 AM

Nice sized pods Rick!
 
So glad your season came in and did you right ;)

Cheers Scott! We had to wait an extra three weeks for the main chile harvest this season, but the wait was worth it. Here's yesterday's pull and a few nice Bonnets from it. Gotta make some more sauce today... I've got three cases of bottles and caps that washed and sterilized in the dishwasher, ready to go. [emoji2]

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#1493363 Stickman's 2017 Minimalist Glog

Posted by stickman on 22 September 2017 - 06:08 PM

Thanks guys!

I've been as busy as the proverbial one-armed paperhanger this last week. The warm air carried up north by the last couple of hurricanes as they wind down has sped up ripening on my chiles, and these babies are loaded! I can't keep up with production, so today I sold a bit over 2 pounds of pods to make more room and ended up picking about the same amount after work. These TS Yellow pods are the biggest, and average about 25 grams apiece!

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Lots of sauces to bottle up this weekend, including one made with blueberries and dark maple syrup.

Have a great weekend all!

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#1493232 Devv-2017-Having a good time in the dirt

Posted by stickman on 22 September 2017 - 06:14 AM

Nice haul of orange Thais Scott! Good on ya for getting the onions and garlic planting ready... I'm of two minds about planting garlic this fall. With my limited space it hardly seems worth it. I only planted it last fall to encourage the little pepper fly bastiges to move on. I miss my poblanos, chimayos and jals. [emoji53]
I'm betting your first soil test will be an eye-opener. I know mine was. The best time to do it is after you put the garden to bed for the winter. That way you can fill all the nutritional holes made by this growing season and start the next topped up. Then when you test next fall you'll have an accurate idea of what your plants need for the year.

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#1492704 Karoo 2017/2018 glog

Posted by stickman on 20 September 2017 - 04:28 AM

Looking fantastic Jacques! You've got some monster OW chiles

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#1492349 Buncha MALARKY 2017

Posted by stickman on 18 September 2017 - 07:07 PM


 

Is this what pepper maggot looks like? I found 2 or 3  of my green peach bhuts with these holes. 

No other plants affected. I have not seen any of the striped flies around.

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Those holes look too big for the ones made by pepper maggots Matt. Maybe they were made by birds or slugs. If it was pepper maggots the hole would only be a millimeter wide and the pod would ripen prematurely and have lots of frass inside.  It's pretty disgusting.

 




#1492117 Devv-2017-Having a good time in the dirt

Posted by stickman on 17 September 2017 - 07:22 PM

You and Chuck are poised on the edge of a major explosion of pods... I hope the stars are in alignment for you guys and you get the colossal harvest your plants are promising!
I'm glad the Gochu was a good producer for you through the summer. It should do even better for you now things are cooling down. Cheers!

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#1491989 Stickman's 2017 Minimalist Glog

Posted by stickman on 17 September 2017 - 08:13 AM

you go guy!

Cheers Scott! I ended up with exactly 3 cases from that big pot. [emoji3] 0917170826.jpg

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#1491892 Stickman's 2017 Minimalist Glog

Posted by stickman on 16 September 2017 - 04:32 PM

Gettin' 'er done in the kitchen tonight... An extra-large batch of my "Rick's Red" hot sauce. This 7 qt stockpot should fill a few cases after cooking, pureeing in the blender and running through a food mill to remove skins and seeds and make a silky-smooth sauce. [emoji2] 0916171726.jpg

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