Tasting was last night. I made 8 wings, one for Franks as the baseline, then one for each of mine, progressing from mild to hot.
JalapenoFor some reason this one came out a lot thinner than the others. It left me wondering if I did it right - there was almost no heat and barely any flavor. All I really noticed was a slight bitterness. Given that I already don't care much for Jalapenos, I doubt I'll ever make more.
CayenneThis one was quite a bit thicker and really stuck to the chicken. The flavor was pretty close to Frank's - a little sweeter, but that's probably because I used the Fiesta cayennes so there was a mix of red, yellow, and orange, instead of straight reds. Heat was close to Frank's too, maybe a little lower. It's easier to just buy Frank's but it's good to know I can make something really close.
TepinThe thickest of all of them. The flavor was a little odd with some fairly strong bitter notes; it's difficult to describe exactly what I tasted. It was definitely not fruity or bright in any way, and not very sweet. The heat was a pretty big step from the cayenne, building from back to front. Given the flavor I won't be making this again.
HabaneroA little thicker than the cayenne, nowhere near the Tepin. The flavor was (unsurprisingly) very fruity and sweet. Hotter than the Tepin but much less aggressive, building slowly and allowing a good time to take in the flavor. Will definitely be making more of this.
GhostJust like the Habanero in texture. Flavor was more bitter, not too fruity. A flavor I can only describe as a "not-the-heat-capsaicin" flavor seemed to overwhelm most of any other flavors. Heat was much more aggressive than the Habanero and much hotter. After a hard hit up front, it continued to build up for a couple minutes. I might use this as a base for something really hot, but not as-is, the flavor just doesn't work.
Yellow ReaperSo far the Chinenses all have a similar texture. They also all fermented the best as well. This one still had the bitter/"nthc" flavor but not as strongly as the Ghost, and overall was somewhat sweeter. The biggest surprise was that it wasn't as hot as I expected (probably because the step up to Ghost was a much larger step that this one). Similar conclusion as with the Ghost - maybe I'll use it as a base but not as-is. But I really liked the bright yellow color, so that's a reason to play with it some more!
Carolina ReaperSame thickness and texture as the last three. Like the other supers, a fairly strong bitter/"nthc" flavor. The heat didn't hit as hard up-front as I expected, but I got a really good throat burn that then spread forward until my whole mouth was on fire. The heat continued to build after I was done for a good 5 minutes. Nothing special about this so I probably won't make any more of it.