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#1588080 CAPCOMS COCOA GROW 2018

Posted by CAPCOM on 17 October 2018 - 10:02 PM

Working hard to make occomodations for all my over winters. Overall crop came through the last couplenof weeks and provided me enough pods to flake/powder for the year.20181007_215251.jpg

#1587484 Interesting variation

Posted by CAPCOM on 15 October 2018 - 12:36 AM

Decided to bring tuis plant in and keep it going all winter.If it is fetetmined later that these peppers are going to amount to something, I have the mother plant as well as a good as ource of clone material Hope to be trying the flakes soon. Still have so many fresh pods I have no idea when I will get that chance.

#1587200 CAPCOMS COCOA GROW 2018

Posted by CAPCOM on 13 October 2018 - 08:08 PM

Thank God I started a bumper crop when I did. Looking back when I had the issues with the Alaskan fish fertilizer early in my "18" grow I did not realize just how a major setback would have such a positive impact til tonight.

Several of the varieties I grew did not produce the desired outcomes in my main grow. How disappointing.

However, I got exactly what I was looking for in the bumper crop. Striving for a couple years now for chocolate Primos and Chocolate Reapers, well I will just let pics speak for themselves.

Chocolate Primo

Chocolate Reaper


#1586761 Lets see your meanest, most gnarly pods!!!

Posted by CAPCOM on 11 October 2018 - 06:27 PM

Just picked this last night. Had some for lunch and got violently lit.


#1586059 Illinois Farmer Market Advice

Posted by CAPCOM on 07 October 2018 - 07:20 PM

Howdy all,


I have read all I can on this topic on this forum and getting great advice. Thank You all!  :clap:


I have been searching the internet for info about selling Hot Sauce in Illinois and the more I read the more confused I become with all the regulations and licences and what to do to become legal. 


I just want to start to make small batches to sell to strangers before I start making or consider an all-out assault on the market. Just want to make a few Bucks here and there to supplement my upcoming retirement.


I reckon what I'm asking is:

Are there any members here that are actively selling in the Illinois, Farmers Market/Cottage Kitchen circuit that can steer me in the right direction?

Frankly the more I read the more dazed and confused I become.  :doh:


What I am really interested in, needs to be Illinois specific.  


Thank you in advance,


That's about all Illinois is good for.

#1583931 Your peppers aren't hot

Posted by CAPCOM on 25 September 2018 - 11:35 PM

Define, Yours

#1583930 Lets see your meanest, most gnarly pods!!!

Posted by CAPCOM on 25 September 2018 - 11:23 PM

Double post occurred.




#1583929 Lets see your meanest, most gnarly pods!!!

Posted by CAPCOM on 25 September 2018 - 11:23 PM

Jays Chocolate Ghost Scorpion




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#1583927 Interesting variation

Posted by CAPCOM on 25 September 2018 - 10:00 PM

I have a line of 7 Pot Burgundy that I have tried to keep over the past 3 years. My best attempt at this, at present is my 2 year old 7 Pot Burgundy bonchi candidate plant.  



I grew OP seed from this plant this year and was puzzled when one of my plants exhibited purple stems and leaves during early development. I opted to allow the plant to continue for curiosities sake and that decision has led to the following.

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I recently harvested the first ripened pods shown next.

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The following are 7PB pods from my matriarch plant. Disregard the ch Primos also pictured in the group pic.

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Oh, and incidentally, I have decided to keep this plant as well as clone it for future stabilization. The pods are subtley sweet up front with a short lived bitterness that is followed by a tobacco-y back of the throat taste. Not really super hot heat but respectable just the same. I have only consumed 2 pods so far so the jury is still deliberating on heat potential. The heat is not stingy  in any way but more of a hot coal in the mouth type burn and stays tip and side of tongue and lips. It is best decribed as biting into a piza right out of the oven or taking a swig of REALLY hot coffee. (that burn you are left with afterword).


I had a severe stink bug and horn worm problem this year and lost a lot of peppers from other plants.This plant was not even touched by them.


#1582337 New hot sauce startup considerations

Posted by CAPCOM on 16 September 2018 - 08:33 PM

Some very well expressed points.

#1582312 New hot sauce startup considerations

Posted by CAPCOM on 16 September 2018 - 04:44 PM

Little late here but I hope this is relevant - SnF and SL said to get friends/family who you know and trust to give you some feedback. While I think this is good for initial test batches, you are unlikely to get true, unfiltered, honest feedback from people who know and like you. They want to be encouraging of your goals and are far more likely to say "it's great!" than strangers who have absolutely zero interest in whether you succeed or fail.

Ask strangers to taste your sauce at a farmer's market or wherever. If they say they like your sauce ASK THEM TO BUY IT - this will give you best indicator of whether or not you have a product that consumers want to buy.

Note: while I have limited food industry experience (I worked as butcher in college) I live and work near Silicon Valley. Startup founders will tell you that the best feedback comes from people who do not care about you personally and that getting money in exchange for your offering is ultimately what makes a successful business.

Again, not trying to be critical of SnF or SL who have way more knowledge in this space than I do, but sharing my business experience that is in an admittedly completely different field.

#1580219 Made Sugar Rush Peach sauce

Posted by CAPCOM on 05 September 2018 - 06:35 PM

says 2c vinegar but does not say what kind. that could be a critical omission as one may have rice vinegar handy and use it.


#1580200 CHILI-CON

Posted by CAPCOM on 05 September 2018 - 05:12 PM

edited for temp purposes.

#1580057 What is this?!

Posted by CAPCOM on 04 September 2018 - 08:27 PM

My experience with frustration with insects goes mostly to wasps, but I've also had a cricket lost in my room somewhere when I was trying to get to sleep. I eventually found and killed it but was still pissed off twenty minutes later.


These pictures make me second guess growing. Being mad at things that can't even think makes you feel like a dumbass. lol


I love the sounds of crickets, frogs, rain, thunder, wind and creeks when gong to sleep. I would have fed the cricket to encourage the rest of the band to join in.


I my past 5 years growing I have battled aphids and won, white flies and won and now horn worms and stink bugs. I will win! 


I'll always have fire, for the end game.

#1579982 What is this?!

Posted by CAPCOM on 04 September 2018 - 02:06 PM

Applied one gallon today minus soap and, is this a rusult?
Its supposed to be a deterent. After app observatoon, located a few adults at the top of plant like people would be at life boats on a sinking ship.20180904_134826.jpg