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#1517862 Bad peppers

Posted by Buzzman19 on 13 January 2018 - 07:41 PM

Well I grew the Aji Habanero variety a few years ago, it was labeled as a very mild in heat sweet pepper.  I remember it being "very seedy" and not much sweetness to speak of.   I think the amount of seeds and bitterness of them affected the taste of the pepper greatly. 


I cant really say I dislike many peppers, as I think some are better in certain applications and such.  I like Aji Peppers pickled like pepper rings, so in the right application all peppers are pretty good usually. 


That being said the Aji Habanero was a real disappointment for me. 




#1515637 What's the hottest thing you're growing this year?

Posted by Buzzman19 on 03 January 2018 - 03:23 PM

I am growing the BTR Scorpion, I have seen reviews and hoping it lives up to the hype.   Anything Scorpion seem crazy hot to me moreso than other varieties so I am sure it will be plenty regardless. 

#1514349 St Augustine datil pepper sources

Posted by Buzzman19 on 29 December 2017 - 04:49 PM

The only Datil pepper sauce I have tried is from Firehouse Subs, its there house sauce made from Ketchup.  Its a great sandwich sauce, but it doesnt really highlight the flavor of Datil all that well. 






#1513760 Best knife sharpener?

Posted by Buzzman19 on 26 December 2017 - 02:02 PM

We use the kiwi vegetable cleaver all the time lol. Its the best bang for the buck and if it drops who cares :)


BTW- I have several nice vegetable cleavers between $40- $100. But these are our everyday go to ones.


The Kiwi Vegetable Cleaver is my favorite also, I am the same and use it everyday.  I usually dont even bother and pull out my expensive Cleaver anymore.


These Kiwi Brand knives and cleavers are so easy to sharpen as well.  

#1513464 Best knife sharpener?

Posted by Buzzman19 on 24 December 2017 - 05:38 PM

i have used dozens of sharpeners over my lifetime and I'll say most are functional.....  to me the root of the problem is poor quality steel in the knives you are purchasing or are available. 


I am basically a cleaver guy as I prefer cleavers to butcher knives as I tend to find them with better quality steel which holds an edge and sharpens easily.   The funny thing is I have an expensive Cleaver but I most often use a cheap brand from "Kiwi" brand knives and cleavers.   They are super cheap and hold an edge and very easy to sharpen.  I first bought one at a Thai Grocery I frequent and I ended up buying many different models of this brand. 


Just my two cents. 



#1504944 First hot sauce attempt

Posted by Buzzman19 on 13 November 2017 - 08:06 PM

I have been making my own Hot Sauces for 6-8 yrs now. the one thing I stress is you cant taste the sauce right away.  If you let the sauce sit a few days after bottled it will taste completely different.  This heavy Chinense taste you keep commenting about is common after just cooking.  It will or should die down after a few days and then you should have a nice smooth and mellow tasting sauce. 



I am no expert but this is just what I have found over the years. 



cheers and good luck! 

#1504273 Primo released some new pepper seeds

Posted by Buzzman19 on 10 November 2017 - 01:58 PM

Seed prices are ridiculous now, if I were growing all these fancy new superhots every year I'd be spending more money on seeds than grow tech, pots, water and soil. I'm seeing really high prices everywhere else from seed vendors. 


Seed prices are rising with some vendors but "Buckeye Pepper Company" just actually lowered their prices.  Located in Lima and I consider them one of the big vendors with quality seeds so check them out. 




I cant really blame Try Primo for his prices, his peppers are great and in my view worth the price.  I think for the casual grower who grows maybe a couple varieties its well worth the price to get quality Isolated seeds from Troy Primo. 




#1503095 Any peppers you like for some uses but not for others?

Posted by Buzzman19 on 03 November 2017 - 07:29 PM

By fresh do you mean raw? Because cooking with them takes care of a lot of that harshness too. Roasting, stuffing and deep frying, etc. Chomping on raw peppers or raw in my salad, not really my thing. Cooked, sure.


Yes, I was speaking of eating them raw.  Milder peppers I like to snack on with my dinner, sometimes I'll eat a Habanero or a superhot with my dinner depending upon the heat craving I am having. 


Occasionally I might not have any added heat at all with a meal, but its rare now. 

#1503013 Any peppers you like for some uses but not for others?

Posted by Buzzman19 on 03 November 2017 - 01:52 PM

I prefer to pickle Aji type peppers much like Banana pepper rings.  I dont care for eating them fresh as its a texture thing for me.  I think they are fantastic pickled though or in sauces, 




#1502088 Grace Caribbean Curry/Scotch Bonnet Hot Pepper Sauce

Posted by Buzzman19 on 30 October 2017 - 10:50 AM

I am a fan of all Grace Caribbean Hot Sauces but never tried this one, I cant imagine it wouldnt be great like the others I have tried.  I usually buy the Scotch Bonnet sauce myself, only lasts me about two days after opening. 



At $1.50 it is indeed a bargain! 

#1501575 Fatali taste trials begin!

Posted by Buzzman19 on 27 October 2017 - 02:38 PM

BLECH!!! I'm the EXACT opposite, lol. The Red Fatalii is one of the only peppers I've actually spit out while chewing, hahaha. To me, they had a really nasty, bitter, "tomato-ey," "vegetable-y" taste. Kinda like V8 juice, which I despise. I honestly couldn't even choke it down, lol

To each their own, I guess ;)


lol, you must have had some defective pods!  Mine certainly didnt taste the way you described, but to each their own right. 

#1501558 Fatali taste trials begin!

Posted by Buzzman19 on 27 October 2017 - 11:34 AM

I know everyone goes gaga over the Yellow Fatalii but my favorite is actually the Red Fatalii.  Of course the yellow is still sensational, and I do usually prefer the yellow pods but I just think the red tastes better.  To me it has a richer flavor than the yellow. 




#1501237 TexasHotPeppers

Posted by Buzzman19 on 25 October 2017 - 09:56 PM

Received my order today, shipping was fast and received a pepper powder sample a few freebies of vegetable and pepper seeds.  thx!

#1499380 Which Habanero Is The "Best"?

Posted by Buzzman19 on 17 October 2017 - 08:11 PM

My favorite habs


Antillais Fire Red Habanero

MOA Yellow Scotch Bonnet

Jamaican Hot Choc

Trinidad Red Congo

Bahamian Goat Pepper

Orange Carbonero

Mustard Habanero





#1494880 Weston dehydrators

Posted by Buzzman19 on 29 September 2017 - 08:38 AM

Weston dehydrators, Any one using one more specifically this one?



Don't get me wrong, our convection oven works great but no one can stand the kitchen when I start drying peppers.


I have a 5 tray Weston Dehydrator been using since last season, it is blacl and the unit is square.  I like it better than my 4 tray Nesco because I can set a timer and the heat temp goes a bit higher but I dont usually dry anything above 150F


Sorry I dont have any experience with this massive Weston unit you are linking too.  I wish my grow was that big that I needed one like that!  lol