Originally Posted by boykjo
Can't help but laugh now...the grandson wanted the chore of coring the jalapenos out for this project so I let him go for it. He had gloves on but later rubbed his eyes for a second and I thought for a few minutes we might have to go to the emergency room. His whole face was red and he was in PAIN, but I couldn't help but chuckle and laugh a bit because we have all been there. I was able to wash out his eyes with eye drop (thank God I had some), and managed to get him calmed down. He assured me he wouldn't let this happen again.He and I both laughed together about what happened later last night.
Anyway, here are the pics everyone is tuned in for. I'm pretty sure these will be Purgatory Hot based on the heat of the peppers I had.
This is where he gets in trouble with the Japs.....lol
We did several peppers besides this one, and cut them down a little smallee in size as well.
Got the jars and lids in the pot on the left, and the hot-r-than-purgatory brine on the right.
Used 8 cups vinegar, 3 cups water, tri colored peppercorns, a little pickling spice, minced garlic, Cayenne pepper and some Kosher salt. A tad of red food color added at the end for the Christmas color. I have my exact measurements written in the log book for future reference. Its a good idea to do that.
Here you see we have the jars out of the hot water bath stuffed with the onion and jalapenos. At this point I also added 1/8 tsp of Alum to each jar.
We are waiting for the brine to cool off a little more so the fat in the Kabanosy won't surrender to the top of the jar....hehehehe.
Here is MR Jalapeno Redface after it quit burning so bad..I know blame it on granpa (me). He'll be allright.
And here are a couple money shots of the completed Pickled Kabanosy.
I think everyone says I should let them rest a week so they are under refigeration till New Years.
Thanks everyone for all you do and have a Merry Christmas.!