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ABTs too hot

Discussion in 'ABT's' started by smokinstevo27, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. I made my first ABTs yesterday and they tasted great but the afterburn was ridiculous. I seeded and removed the rib, I personally love heat  so my buddy and I enjoyed them but our girlfriends not so much. Any advice on mellowing out the heat on ABTs?
  2. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    how about making half with bell pepper or pickled jalapenos
  3. If you ribbed them, I don't think there is much else you could have done.  I find that the heat factor of japs varies tremendously even from one week to another from the same store.  Its kind of a crap shoot.
  4. Soak the de-seeded & de-ribbed peppers in milk prior to filling... this will mellow out the peppers. I suggest doing 1/2 a batch soaked in milk & the other half without. You will notice the difference!
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    For me the hotter the better but if the girls dont like them you are in trouble - I have tried the milk process and found that it did work a little but like others have said you have little to no control
  6. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I hollow out some mushrooms and put the filling in them, then wrap with bacon. Wife and kids get the shrooms, I get the ABT's... lol. You could also try the yellow wax peppers, they are much milder, but about the same size a the jalapenos.
  7. lugnutz

    lugnutz Smoking Fanatic

    not sure it would work but since dairy seems to be the heat cure, maybe you could stuff with some cream cheese along with whatever else you want to put in them.
  8. Thanks boys. I like the idea of a milk bath. Those suckers were hot but oh so delicious. Its always fun tweaking the process isnt it? I think Ive scared my beautiful sous chef off of ABTs but maybe if I explain that my friends have improved my recipe then maybe I can convince her to try them again hahaha.
  9. Oh by the way senor nutz, cream cheese was the base for my filling. The initial taste was fantastic but for people with low tolerance for heat the afterburn was quite strong.
  10. lugnutz

    lugnutz Smoking Fanatic

    oh well it was worth a shot!!
  11. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Soak overnight in salt water in the fridge.You can also add some flavored vinegar for some flavor. Overnight will not be the same as pickled jals. They will still be crisp but some of the heat will be eradicated. [​IMG]  Personally I like them hot.  
  12. hhookk

    hhookk Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Pour a cup of cider vinegar and a cup of water in a pan and bring to a boil. Drop your peppers in. The longer they stay, the milder they become.  1:30 to 2 mins leaves a little heat, but mellows them out nicely, 5 mins or more and they are totally neutered. When you reach your desired time drop them in an ice bath to stop the cooking and firm them up a little before stuffing them. I use this method all the time and it works great for me. Experiment to dial them in to your liking.
  13. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ......git new girls![​IMG]
  14. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    I knew you would be along with the simplistic point of view - I agree but not everyone is a stud like you

    Maybe he should post up some pics of the girls before you make final judgement - just sayin maybe there is another solution [​IMG]
  15. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    damn pacifist! [​IMG]
  16. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I would try some of the remedies for making the japs alittle less hot. But I have found that where you buy them is also a way to get milder japs. We have 3 big chain grocery store within about 5 mile from us. But if we go to Winn Dixie the japs aren't as hot as if we go to Publix, Wally World. Now the farmer market is also a good place to find some japs and alot of the time the good folks there will let  us taste them too. But we go almost every weekend too
  17. [​IMG]

    Shes not going anywhere haha
  18. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Do the milk soak on the ones you want to take the heat out of... even an hour.... then don't rinse them. Just pull them from the milk and stuff em up and wrap em up and smoke em up. If they aren't hot enough for you, cut you a slice of fresh pepper and put on top.... that will heat it back up. Keep the girls.
  19. harryho

    harryho Smoke Blower

    I usually soak the 'penos in salt water for a couple of hours. Sometimes, that takes out too much heat.
  20. I think next time I will do a bigger batch and try all of your ideas.