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#1585053 Best peppers for powders?

Posted by b3rnd on 02 October 2018 - 12:30 PM

Hello my friends,


What are, in your opinion, the tastiest peppers to make powders from? And what do you use them in?


I am looking to expand my spice rack a bit, and until now I've just powdered what I had. For next season I'd like to really grow a few varieties for the sole purpose of making delicious powders.


I have a smoker so anything is possible.


Fire away!

#1584347 what are these? Supposed to be Charapita

Posted by b3rnd on 28 September 2018 - 10:39 AM

No, the pepper isn't actually worth that much. They probably based it off a bullshit article that's been going around.

#1583945 Mystery pepper

Posted by b3rnd on 26 September 2018 - 05:33 AM

It certainly looks like a Tobago Treasure, looking at other pictures online.

#1583215 can i pinch first set of true leaves?

Posted by b3rnd on 21 September 2018 - 12:42 PM

I've wondered this myself, but I was too wimpy to try it. Poor plant...  :rofl:  Thanks for experimenting!

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#1582971 Chilicum---Hot Wine Jelly

Posted by b3rnd on 20 September 2018 - 07:32 AM

That language on the label is definitely Hungarian! Where did you get it? It sounds delicious!

#1581301 b3rnd 2018 - Giving this glog thing another try...

Posted by b3rnd on 11 September 2018 - 05:29 AM

A closer look at the Cheiro Roxa X. Some of the pods have pretty distinct lobes. Could that be indicative of a habanero or bonnet father? There are some larger unripe pods with even bigger lobes. It's gonna take some time before they're ripe though. Will update when it happens.

My GF is going to be selecting this pepper over the next few seasons. Let's see what she comes up with.


#1579434 A great new growdown idea

Posted by b3rnd on 02 September 2018 - 07:37 AM

I would be in. Would everyone source their own seeds?


I think we should try to all use the same source. I think that's what they did with the Biggest Bonnet competition. Let's see how this develops, we have loads of time to organise it.


i`m in. i have a longhorn growing this year and i cut up some and made pickled rings and a couple of them were huge. i never measured them but some had to be 12 inches. i like them enough to grow every year. 


edit to add pic.



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That's not the one I mean, bro. Sorry. It's the Thunder Mountain Longhorn I'm talking about.

#1579319 A great new growdown idea

Posted by b3rnd on 01 September 2018 - 01:16 PM

Hey guys!


I've thought of a nice little competition for the coming season. Let's see who has the longest! So whip 'em out boys, unzip those zippers. We measure from the base to the tip. The calyx counts, but the peduncle doesn't. Yes, of course I'm talking about peppers, you pervert. I mean, everyone stores their peppers in a ziploc, right? 


All joking aside; let's see who can grow the longest Thunder Mountain Longhorn! Who's in?

#1579240 b3rnd 2018 - Giving this glog thing another try...

Posted by b3rnd on 01 September 2018 - 04:16 AM

The flavor is unexplainable. Not bad. Kinda grassy (cilantro came to mind) and the heat feels around Peri-Peri range, maybe a little lower, but it seems to last longer.


Here's the green, squishy inside. Kinda gross.


Ew, that does look kinda gross. How did that happen? Personally I don't enjoy grassy tastes, but maybe the flavor will improve in later gens?

#1579234 b3rnd 2018 - Giving this glog thing another try...

Posted by b3rnd on 01 September 2018 - 03:23 AM

Hey b3rnd!!! I need to catch up with your glog, but I thought you might be interested in seeing one of my Black Naga x Peri-Peri F2. I understand that some reds look chocolate when ripening. This pod went soft, so I pulled it. But the placenta was still green. So the mystery continues. Will it stay chocolate/Brown?


Nice pod! It would be pretty cool if it stays brown. How's the taste and the heat?

#1579028 b3rnd 2018 - Giving this glog thing another try...

Posted by b3rnd on 31 August 2018 - 08:51 AM

I've been clearing out some plants today. There were a few in quite a rough shape due to the potting mix problems I mentioned earlier. They weren't producing any flowers anymore and all the peppers they did have were ripe. It was a bit crowded in the garden so I can use the space, but it still hurts every time.


It's also the second season in a row that my Pubes don't produce pods. This year I'm chalking it up to the bad potting mix though. Next year!

#1578780 Help - deformed seedlings

Posted by b3rnd on 30 August 2018 - 05:13 AM

Yeah, the heat mat really isn't necessary after the seeds have germinated. You should also rethink using vermiculite. It's normally used in potting mixes for water-loving plants, which peppers aren't. Perlite might me a better option.


Contrary to what karoo said; how often and how much are you watering the plants? The quick evaporation with the heat mat might add up to the age-old beginner's mistake of watering too much. 


Edit: Also, what kind of LED lighting are you using?

#1578582 b3rnd 2018 - Giving this glog thing another try...

Posted by b3rnd on 29 August 2018 - 08:23 AM

That flower is crazy [emoji16]. Are you going to keep seeds from it?

Thanks for checking in!

I could save seeds, but I'm pretty sure it isn't a hereditary trait. A double flower just happens randomly sometimes, just like Siamese twins in humans. I'd very probably just have normal Aji Angelo seeds.

#1578560 b3rnd 2018 - Giving this glog thing another try...

Posted by b3rnd on 29 August 2018 - 05:00 AM

By the way, look at the absolute size of these units. Some of the biggest pods I've ever grown.

Sugar Rush Peach. Almost double the girth of all the other pods.

Aji Angelo. This plant is throwing the fattest Aji Angelos I've seen.

Brazilian Starfish x Lemon Drop F1. Absolutely massive pod.

A bunch of them together.

#1578559 b3rnd 2018 - Giving this glog thing another try...

Posted by b3rnd on 29 August 2018 - 04:55 AM

Aji Angelo with a Siamese twin! Very excited, I love it when plants do unexpected stuff.