Originally Posted by Apatride
This was a huge success tonight, I have tried putting habaneros in the boil and it does not work very well, it looks like alcohol is needed to extract the heat of the chillies
I agree, but I find it noticeable when spirits are mixed into beer. As an alternative, I drop my extra ingredients into a hop bag and let it sit in the fermenter post-primary to taste. The alcohol present in the beer works like the alcohol in the spirit.
How did you like this beer? You have a lot if hops; was there a balance between them and the chile, or just a pleasant burn?