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Chile and the Reaper

chilerelleno

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Friends, Pitmasters and fellow Chileheads...

Today I had an encounter with the 'World's Hottest Chile', the Carolina Reaper.
For your enjoyment here ya go, enjoy my pain.

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And from times past...


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mike5051

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Nice!  I've never had the "reaper", it looks intense.  Scotch bonnet and ghost peppers are my highest heat level.  Thanks for sharing!

Mike
 

b-one

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Wow looks like it had some heat! Hope you don't hurt yourself eating them.
 

chilerelleno

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Wow looks like it had some heat! Hope you don't hurt yourself eating them.
Thanks for the concern.
I'm not a inexperienced at eating hot or super-hot chiles.

These chiles can hurt people not used to them, physically cause problems.
Not too mention embarrass the hell out of them in front of their friends.
Please, do not eat a super-hot chile or even the mid-level chiles, if you're not used to them.
If you do, at least prep your stomach beforehand and be ready for afterwards.
I.e. lots of milk, ice cream and such to coat your stomach and relieve the effects.
 

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Wow! You win! You defo earned a big LIKE.

I stop at Ghost peppers - which means I can use habanero's but not ghost peppers.

Jerky tips
  • habanero peppers, used as part of the marinate, stay hot as a firecracker when making jerky in a heated forced air dehydrator,
  • ghost peppers, used as part of the marinate, lose a LOT of their fire-power in a heated forced air dehydrator
 

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Woa man...I would have called and ambulance. you got a big sack for tryin them!
 

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I've seen the video of you eating the ghost peppers, but it sure looks like the reaper kicked everything to a new level. All I can say is "not this child".
I think I would have had a gallon of ice cream ready, not just a dish.
Good job, John.
Gary
 

chilerelleno

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I've seen the video of you eating the ghost peppers, but it sure looks like the reaper kicked everything to a new level. All I can say is "not this child".
I think I would have had a gallon of ice cream ready, not just a dish.
Good job, John.
Gary
That Reaper was a whole new level of heat, "Ghost pepper, please step aside."
I know the Reaper has been dethroned, but I'll be damned if I'll try anything hotter.
 

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Wow what a undertaking you the man.
I have heard that citrus juice is better than milk to take the burn out of your mouth.

Warren
 

pushok2018

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A lot of respect, chile! About 15 years ago I tried Habanero exactly the same way you did with the repper.... Since then I use all hot chilies in form of souses or salsas only!!!! Like for shure!
 

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