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Semi OT - Ghost Peppers!!!

MileHighMattMileHighMatt Posts: 51
edited 6:08PM in EggHead Forum
So... I was stocking up on some spices at Savory Spice shop in Boulder (If you are in CO and have not been to one of these, you are missing out!! Penzey's is also good.)

Then a jar titled "Bhut Jolokia – Ghost Pepper” caught my eye!!
The owner was nearby, so I asked if these were even a plausible ingredient. He said to just use one whole in chili, or such, and to take it out. You can then chop it up and mix with honey and vinegar to make a sauce.

I was of course intrigued, as I am a huge fine of spicy food, but I am not sure if I have gotten in over my head! I picked up a ¼ oz. for the thrill of it!
Anyone ever used these?


  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    :ohmy: :evil: I've heard of em.
  • FatMikeFatMike Posts: 464
    I had a Halloween party this year where we had a Ghost pepper eating contest. Each of us had a Ghost chili and a glass of milk. Last man standing without drinking milk got a gallon of Jack..It was just a matter of time before everyone even the tough guy was sippin milk..Lol The pepper has a smokey flavor and hot at first, then the next 10 minutes it gets hotter and hotter and our ears started to ring. That's a good sign of some hot Sh!t.. My burn lasted at least an 1/2 hour and my underwear was soaked from sweat..some guys went home...Look up ghost chili pepper on youtube and you will see some videos of people eating them...funny Never tried to add them to food. Every time I think about it, my colon goes into a spasm..Good time for a bunch of drunks,
  • Bhut Jolokia has just recently replace the Red Savina habanero pepper to become the hottest pepper. It has a scoville rating of around 1,000,000. The jalepeno pepper's scoville rating is between 2500 and 8000. I would like to try some. Let us know how they are.

  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Matt....BE CAREFUL!!!! :evil:

    Here is a link I put out just a few days ago....

    They have replaced the Scotch Bonnett as the hottest pepper on the planet, and that is not to be dismissed! :blink:

    Have had my hands burn for 5 days working on far less volatile peppers.... Please be careful. ;)
  • MileHighMatt wrote:
    Anyone ever used these?

    Not to live and tell about it!!! :laugh:

    There were a couple people here that raised them last sunmmer but we don't hear a whole lot from them any more. :(


  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    I just ordered a packet of seed,online!Can't wait! :woohoo: I'm gonna put em in pickled eggs and give em to people. :whistle: :evil:
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,679
    Remind me not to try those. I may end up like the guy on "Dumb and Dumber"
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: I would'nt do that to you! :whistle:
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Don't bother to grow em... Just grind the seeds in your Loney Rub...they'll NEVER see it coming!!! :ohmy: :woohoo: :whistle:
  • before eating please wikipedia naga jalokia or bhat jalokia..
    serious stuff..
  • Here are a couple of links from Eggheads and their experiences:

    WARNING: (Not for the those with weak stomachs): :evil:

  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    "There were a couple people here that raised them last sunmmer but we don't hear a whole lot from them any more. :( "


    Now that is funny. =)
  • Check out Man V Food when he had one hot wing with ghost peppers on it. That's all he could put And he ended up in the walk in cooler with a gallon of milk looking like he ran a marathon.
  • I saw that episode. It looked EXTREMELY painful. Here's the Scoville scale in case you want to see what you're getting yourself into first.
  • mnwalleyemnwalleye Posts: 226
    I had one chopped up in a pot of chilli last weekend for the Vikings game :( (still crying over that), but it was not as hot as I was thinking. I added some hot sauce to make it more toward my liking. I tried to grow some last year, but when I transplanted them they died.
  • We tried a new twist on the Ghost Pepper...GP vodka. We put 7 ghost peppers in a bottle of grey goose...a month later it burned all the way to the stomach. My feet went numb and my buddy was gaging...pretty funny adventure we will not try again. I am sure we can sucker a few friends to try it!
    Bone Daddy's Competition BBQ & Catering
  • Yes, I've had them.

    I got ahold of some at a hot sauce show last fall. I ate all the dip and ranch I could find.

    I like hot food.

    It was too hot to enjoy.

    :evil: Whew!!! :evil:
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