NPD.....Carolina Reaper

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  1. harpinon

    harpinon Silver Supporting Member

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    I ordered some Trinidad Scorpion peppers and the fine seller sent me a single Carolina Reaper for free.

    I know the potency of really hot peppers so I broke off a microscopic fleck and bit into it.
    I am searching for words to describe the heat but the English language has nothing I can use to describe the experience.
    Seriously. ...I love hot stuff, but this should probably be illegal.

    Anyone else played with them?
     
  2. derekd

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    Sweet googly moogly no! :omg

    I like spicy stuff, but it doesn't take much with some of these peppers where the heat over powers any taste involved. No thanks.
     
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    I like to use really hot peppers in cooking. It seems to bring out a better flavor than eating them raw or as a condiment.
     
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  5. Whiskeyrebel

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    If they really are several times more potent than a ghost pepper, they may be too much for me. I may not be able to make anything I'd eat with a pepper that would need to be "stretched" further than a ghost pepper.

    I grew 6 habanero and 1 ghost pepper plant last year and even after giving many of the fruits away, those few plants made me many months' supply of hot sauce. I still have like a liter and a half of sauce left and they stopped bearing in October. I had to mix a lot of milder pepper and other ingredients with them a lot to get to a usable potency level.
     
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    I've sauteed habaneros and cooked with them for stews and chilis. Still hot, but edible.

    I look the other way when I see ghost and scorpion peppers in the store. I'm afraid of eye contact burn.
     
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    The guy who developed the Carolina Reaper has been working on a new one, (not named yet,) that's twice as hot 6 million scovills as opposed to 3 million for the Reaper, I believe.

    The evil bastard likes to tell people, "Oh, they're not that hot," and watch as they take a bite.
     
  8. DK207

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    Ouch! Those things are deadly. The guys on youtube eating those look crazy.

    I love hot, but don't really get into stuff above habaneros. The ghost peppers and the scotch bonnets etc are way above what I can handle.
     
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    Who might this fine purveyor be, OP? I loves me some nasty, concussion inducing heat.
     
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    One problem with ultra strong chiles is that even if you get used to the flavor, after you ingest them, every point in your digestive system wants it shipped out as fast as possible.
     
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    :agree

    I had to give up the hot stuff for just that reason. Inflamed colon = no fun. Then of course there's the "ring of fire"......
     
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    I love jalapenos, but I don't see any sense in torturing myself or others.

    Maybe a TGP doctor can tell us if these super hot peppers are actually dangerous.
     
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    A mutant Chocolate reaper that grew from some of my original seeds. Just picked these a couple days ago. Bob

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    Me with my two year old Reapers last year. Bob
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