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New Hottest Chile...Carolina Reaper?
« on: August 27, 2012, 01:13:04 PM »
I've been following the mad race that seems to be going on to develop the hottest chile.  I am currently growing the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T strain chile, the current Guinness Book record holder weighing in at ~1.4 million Scoville units.  But it looks like it is now being challenged by the Trinidad Morouga/Brain Strain chile, and now the Carolina Reaper.  Funnily, and perhaps, pathetically, there is some dissension among certain growers.  Accusations of "numbers fudging", "slightly changing the chile's name"...are some of the charges waged by certain Aussie growers.  Oh well.  Here's a couple of vids concerning the Carolina Reaper.  I'll be ordering some of these seeds for sure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp2s7k56dfc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp4trgfNA48&feature=player_embedded


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Re: New Hottest Chile...Carolina Reaper?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012, 01:17:26 PM »
WTF do you do with those, Jim?
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Re: New Hottest Chile...Carolina Reaper?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012, 01:22:04 PM »
WTF do you do with those, Jim?

+1,000,000 scoville - Jalapeno's can be too hot for me, what on earth do you do with that much (ring of) firepower?

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Re: New Hottest Chile...Carolina Reaper?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2012, 01:45:10 PM »
They would likely be useful in anesthesia production but I can't imagine eating them.   :o

I like hot peppers but Hungarian Yellows were the end of the line for me.

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Re: New Hottest Chile...Carolina Reaper?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2012, 01:58:21 PM »
They would likely be useful in anesthesia production but I can't imagine eating them.   :o

I like hot peppers but Hungarian Yellows were the end of the line for me.

Paul

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Re: New Hottest Chile...Carolina Reaper?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2012, 03:29:12 PM »
I'm growing some bhut jolokia because someone gave me seeds, but I'm with Denny.  One pepper would be fun for the novelty of it, but when one pepper overwhelms a pot of chili . . .
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Re: New Hottest Chile...Carolina Reaper?
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2012, 06:49:07 AM »
I would think one bhut jolokia, would take over a vat of chili. A garden center by me was selling little “ghost chili” plants  and I was tempted to buy one, but then I realized instead trying to grow them, I could just shoot cop grade pepper spray in my mouth.   I love hot and spicy food, but over 1,000,000 SHU....

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Re: New Hottest Chile...Carolina Reaper?
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2012, 06:52:50 AM »
They would likely be useful in anesthesia production but I can't imagine eating them.   :o

I like hot peppers but Hungarian Yellows were the end of the line for me.

Paul

I love and use habaneros frequently, but that's my limit.

I like habaneros as well, I prefer my peppers to have some flavor as well as a bit of heat.
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Re: New Hottest Chile...Carolina Reaper?
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2012, 11:54:00 AM »
I'm growing the Scorpion partly for fun, and to make a sauce with.  There are a couple of ex-Army guys at my work barking about wanting to eat a whole Butch T Scorpion.  It will be a lot of fun.  I've also become aware that some of the regular chile eaters you find on youtube are eating these chiles for the endorphin rush.  Sick...

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Re: New Hottest Chile...Carolina Reaper?
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2012, 12:04:15 PM »
I can't imagine how hot they are.  The hottest I'll go is the merciless peppers of Quetzalacatenango....grown deep in the jungle primeval by the inmates of a Guatemalan insane asylum.

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Re: New Hottest Chile...Carolina Reaper?
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2012, 12:34:26 PM »
They would likely be useful in anesthesia production but I can't imagine eating them.   :o

I like hot peppers but Hungarian Yellows were the end of the line for me.

Paul

I love and use habaneros frequently, but that's my limit.

I like habaneros as well, I prefer my peppers to have some flavor as well as a bit of heat.

I like habaneros too, in moderation.

The problem I had with Yellow Hungarians could have been caused by the conditions I grew them in.  I lived in Lincoln, NE and had a very productive garden but it can get hot and dry there in late summer. 

We made chili one afternoon and put less than 1/2 a pepper and only a few seeds in 1.5 gallons of chili.  We thought we were going to die when we tasted it.  I'd swear it could have peeled paint off a car and it just kept getting hotter.  We gave a few peppers away but no one ever asked for more.   ;)  Maybe I should give them another try.

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Re: New Hottest Chile...Carolina Reaper?
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2012, 12:44:50 PM »
On the Moruga Scorpion:

"The Moruga is a great value because you can use one or two a week to heat up all of your meals. It also makes delicious Hot Sauces and can be used as a garden pest repellent....or to strip your garage floor."

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Re: New Hottest Chile...Carolina Reaper?
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2012, 12:59:10 PM »
On the Moruga Scorpion:

"The Moruga is a great value because you can use one or two a week to heat up all of your meals. It also makes delicious Hot Sauces and can be used as a garden pest repellent....or to strip your garage floor."

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Re: New Hottest Chile...Carolina Reaper?
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2012, 02:31:27 PM »
I put about 2oz of dried African Bird's Eye chiles in a kilo batch of hot pork sausage a couple months ago. The delicious sausages are so fiery they can cause gastric disturbance in a major way. I ate two sausages and spent the rest of the week swearing they would never be made that way again!

I'm in the Habanero camp. While packing a considerable punch they have a great flavor and I like a small amount in salsa. Jalapeños, unless you get the rare hot crop just don;t cut it anymore.
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Re: New Hottest Chile...Carolina Reaper?
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2012, 11:19:48 PM »
I would think one bhut jolokia, would take over a vat of chili. A garden center by me was selling little “ghost chili” plants  and I was tempted to buy one, but then I realized instead trying to grow them, I could just shoot cop grade pepper spray in my mouth.   I love hot and spicy food, but over 1,000,000 SHU....
You're probably right, but free seeds :)

Habs are great in moderation but are often too hot for me.  Awesome flavor and not too bad if you strip out the seeds and ribs.  I don't think Salvador Molly's does that for their Great Balls of Fire though.  Talk about gastric disturbance!
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