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Old 02-02-2013, 11:06 PM   #21
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With the gradual way the heat comes on it sounds like its gonna be hard to taste/wait/taste. Maybe pour 4 samples for four guys with 1,2,3,&4 drops? Draw straws.
You are thinking!!!!! Habs and scorpions are chinense (nevermind if that means nothing to you) and therefore creepers, but the heat is slow to be percieved.....not slow to incorporate.

The tests will work fine.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:43 PM   #22
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With the gradual way the heat comes on it sounds like its gonna be hard to taste/wait/taste. Maybe pour 4 samples for four guys with 1,2,3,&4 drops? Draw straws.
That's a hell of an idea. I like. Next bottle share I make it to, we'll try that.

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You are thinking!!!!! Habs and scorpions are chinense (nevermind if that means nothing to you) and therefore creepers, but the heat is slow to be percieved.....not slow to incorporate.

The tests will work fine.
Yes, I had some sweet pickle relish that was made with these peppers. It's definitely the genuine article. I was impressed by the fruity/flowery taste. The first few chews are just delicious, and then the heat sets in. It builds, and builds, and builds. He used just enough to get that pleasant heat burn before it leveled off, and it had legs that lasted about an hour or so.
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Sweet spicy relish! That does sound good.

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Old 02-04-2013, 02:30 PM   #24
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It was. Gonna see if I can snag some the next bottle share.

I think I might cut the extract soak short. It's been in the jar about 48 hours now with the everclear, and the liquid has taken on this devilish clear pink hue. I feel quite certain that all of the capsaicin i'm going to get out of the pepper has probably diffused into the alcohol by now. I'm going to pick up some eye droppers at walmart today and I might try a single drop taste test tonight.

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Just remember, they aren't eye droppers anymore.

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Just remember, they aren't eye droppers anymore.
Lol, "Why is ths baby SCREAMING??"
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Bahahahahaha. I'll definitely keep them with the brew gear.

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Lol, "Why is ths baby SCREAMING??"
She actually likes hot sauce. Her Mother lived on Mexican food during the pregnancy. We ate at Mexican joints so often we thought the baby would pop out with a sombrero on her head. Now when we go, the baby would quadruple dip in the salsa if we let her.

Eyedroppers are procured. First test of the extract is tonight.
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Alright, I removed the pepper from the everclear jar. I cheated and used four ounces of my leftover lunchtime root beer. One drop, no noticeable change. Two drops, floral fruit flavor starts to come through but sugars or something neutralizing the heat. Four drops, first noticeable heat but faded fast. Six drops, good heat and finally some legs... I gave myself and my palate a 10 minute or so break in-between 4 oz sips.

I stopped at seven drops of the extract. Seven drops seems to be the magic number for this test. It goes down like a gentle flame version of injected anesthetic and has about 15 minutes worth of legs. The flavor though. OMG, this is one delicious pepper. Every exhale is producing this delicate fruity floral sweetness across my tongue. This is just awesome.

I'm going to give it a rest until tonight. I'm going to try a seven drop level again on 4 ounces of beer (probably hopslam) and see how well it works stand alone. I also have no concept of how fast the capsaicin fades. Does anyone have experience with that?

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Ok, now you have your extract and a baseline. New deal. 4 guys. 4 glasses. At the table in plain view 3 glasses get 7 drops, 1 gets 10-12. Shuffle and draw.

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subscribed! PLEASE let us know how this turns out! IMO if you can make one of the judges cry, you win first place regardless what the cards say.

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