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In Topic: Candied Jalapenos & Habaneros

Today, 11:51 AM

Dang I was afraid of that. I have a bunch of sugar rush peach that would be good candied or fruit leathers! Do you add any liquid to the pureed peppers before dehydrating them to leathers?

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As little as possible - just enough to get them to puree well.  You are just going to be evaporating that water back out and the wetter the puree, the long it takes to finish drying.


You can also choose a liquid other than water and influence the flavor of your leather - orange or cranberry juice; rum or bourbon.  If it's a liquor, the alcohol will evaporate, but leave behind the flavor.

In Topic: Pepper People are the Best

16 October 2018 - 12:51 PM

I want to thank Nicolau AKA (AZ1000) for the cross continent seed trade, all the way from Romania. I'm looking forward to growing these 8 different Pubescens varieties next season.



Looks like a nice assortment.  I grew Rocoto Marlene and Peruvian Red Rocoto this past year.


Marlene bore one ripe pepper earlier and now has two more ripening (in the garage since last night!), so not a very productive plant for me.  Very good peppers though!


Peruvian Reds were pretty productive.  Very good as well, not real hot, medium sized for pubes - well worth growing a couple plants.

In Topic: 2018 - The Farm

14 October 2018 - 08:29 PM

/\  I'd like to "like" that post a couple extra times!    Thanks for taking so much time with this thread.  Very interesting read, Trent.

In Topic: TheGreenChileMonster Ferments Some Sauce

12 October 2018 - 12:20 PM

Well, I woke up early this morning to a loud crashing sound, and scanned my house to figure out what it was. As I entered my guest bedroom, I noticed a strong pepper smell eminating. I slid open the closet door to find this had happened😂

Looks like that fermentation really kicked in fast! It blew the airlock right off the top. The fermentation pushed mash through the airlock, then got clogged, so no more gas could escape. That trapped the gas, causing the whole thing to blow off. I usually leave that amount of headspace on my ferments, but these bhuts must have had an extraordinary amount of sugars to trigger such a strong lacto fermentation.

The other Bhut ferment was VERY close to the same thing happening. I carefully opened the top of the lid, and a decent amount of mash leaked out the sides from the pressure build up. I cleaned everything up, removed a bit of mash from the rocoto jar, just in case, and tucked them away to keep fermenting. All three jars have a great sizzle of bubbles going right now, when I stirred up the mash before resealing. They smell amazing, and as a result of the explosion, my whole upper floor of my house smells like pepper mash.


I would be in soooo much trouble if I did that!

In Topic: Massive Growth

10 October 2018 - 08:47 PM

Holly mother f%%^* that’s one plant? What did you feed it?

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Florida weather!   


(We can only dream of that up here.)