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Old 02-08-2013, 04:23 PM   #41
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Yep, I looked into that myself. Amazon has a few vendors selling whole dried pods (seeds and all) and ebay has a few people selling whole fresh peppers. There's even a guy selling young seedling plants on ebay for about $10 a pop. Apparently, they're a relatively undemanding pepper plant and grow quite well in the southern latitudes. The only recommended advice i've seen for their care is a slightly acidic soil with good drainage and the use of worm castings for fertilizer additions. Apparently, the worm castings really bring out the heat in the peppers (and other peppers) of this type.

For reference, the pepper I used weighed about eight grams. What's tricky about working with these peppers is that the scoville heat level can vary, even with peppers on the same plant. You might get one that hovers around 900,000 scoville units and one that eclipses 2,000,000 on the same plant.

I'm assuming what this is going to mean is, with every extract made, you'll have to gauge the heat level manually much in the same way that i'm doing now.

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Old 02-08-2013, 04:26 PM   #42
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I have dried ghost chilis which are about the same thing, flavor and heat wise.

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Here's what pure evil looks like. Kinda looks like devil pee. Don't mind the dusty counters, we're having the kitchen floor replaced with new tiles.

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Taste tested tonight at the local bottle share. Seven drops in a four ounce pour of Sculpin confirms my tasting notes. It seemed to be the consensus for a drinkable amount of heat.

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Ok.....this sound crazy and awesome at the same time. I'm a pepper head, and a beer nut, but I'm not sure about combining them. I've had peppered beers, but scorpion sounds brutal.

I've got to do it.

Guess I'll have to find some seeds.

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Just buy some whole pods/peppers off of Amazon or Ebay.

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I've got plenty left. I've used about 2 ml thus far. That's three full fluid ounces and 27.5 ml left to play with. Give or take.
dont know where you got your math but
29.5735 ml = 1 fluid Oz
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What would you recommend as a base beer for something like this?

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Just buy some whole pods/peppers off of Amazon or Ebay.
Just ordered some seeds....2.99+free shipping for 25 seeds. If I get 5 or 6 plants out of that, I'll be good. For 3 bucks, it's worth a shot. I can get em started a while since planting season in PA isn't for a couple months yet.
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A little heat works in a number of different styles. There are pepper porters, IPA's, stouts, old ales, APA's, etc..

I'm using a Sculpin clone as the base beer, which is a reserved IPA.

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