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Old 05-12-2014, 03:25 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I used to work with a guy whose wife was Thai, she grew those peppers in Brooklyn and I'd get some every year. Two of them in a large dutch oven of stewed chicken and it was hot! Delicious but hot!
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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I ate some nuclear hot wings from a wing joint once, but they didn't contain bhut jolokia (ghost peppers) or pure capsaicin. I refuse to try anything that contains ghost peppers or pure capsaicin - it's just not worth it.

BTW - when I ordered the "nuclear" hot wings the employees kept watching me eat them because no one had ever ordered them before. They were hot, and they made my lips swell, but they weren't anything like what's available these days.
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:46 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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I used to work with a guy whose wife was Thai, she grew those peppers in Brooklyn and I'd get some every year. Two of them in a large dutch oven of stewed chicken and it was hot! Delicious but hot!
That sounds really good.

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I ate some nuclear hot wings from a wing joint once, but they didn't contain bhut jolokia (ghost peppers) or pure capsaicin. I refuse to try anything that contains ghost peppers or pure capsaicin - it's just not worth it.

BTW - when I ordered the "nuclear" hot wings the employees kept watching me eat them because no one had ever ordered them before. They were hot, and they made my lips swell, but they weren't anything like what's available these days.
I want to ask this out of true curiosity, LOL. Why do you eat things so hot that they make your "lips swell," or worse? Do you really crave things this hot, or is it more like a dare, a challenge just for fun? (I know when there's a group of people, it can be fun to mess around and eat something really hot just for entertainment's sake.) But sometimes I see people eating something so hot that they're pouring sweat, eyes bulging, face turning purple, LOL. Is it really enjoyable? Again, nothing against it. I'm just curious.
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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We were in a retaurant in Ciudad Chihuahua and the waiter made the salsa fresh at your table. He brought over a cart with a large molcajete and all the fresh ingredients around it. He started with the tomatoes, then garlic, onion, etc. and then he looked over and said something in Spanish which I translated to meaning how much heat we wanted. I said "muy picante!". Bad move. Next thing I know, he's grinding up habaneros in there. "Very spicy" in Mexico and "very spicy" in Texas are two different things! Since I'm the one who ordered it that way, I had to eat it. Fortunately my dinner companions liked spicy were good sports about it!
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:51 PM
 
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That sounds really good.
Oh, they ARE delicious but I'd use them with caution, at least until you get a feel for their heat level.
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:54 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Oh, they ARE delicious but I'd use them with caution, at least until you get a feel for their heat level.
I wasn't planning on trying them anytime soon.
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:02 PM
 
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No offence, but those Wall wings at Winds Etc, are habernero wings.

I have had the misfortune of taste testing the bhut jalokia pepper on several occasions, most recently at an international mustard competition that I was judging a few weeks ago. What was unfortunate was that I was NOT warned about the ghost pepper's presence. I ingested about 1/2 tsp of the mustard before it hit ...

Literally, I lost the ability to taste for 30 minutes despite using heavy cream, ice cream and vanilla yogurt in a vain effort to cleanse my palate.
I know....lol

Son of a.......


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Old 05-12-2014, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...I want to ask this out of true curiosity, LOL. Why do you eat things so hot that they make your "lips swell," or worse? Do you really crave things this hot, or is it more like a dare, a challenge just for fun? (I know when there's a group of people, it can be fun to mess around and eat something really hot just for entertainment's sake.) But sometimes I see people eating something so hot that they're pouring sweat, eyes bulging, face turning purple, LOL. Is it really enjoyable? Again, nothing against it. I'm just curious.
It was a few years ago, and I had hurt my back to the point I was in constant pain. About that same time I had an insatiable desire for "spicy" foods - I couldn't get enough spicy food. We went to Thai restaurants and I would order "Thai Hot" (as opposed to "hot")- I also covered the food with hot condiments available at the table. This is also the time frame when I ordered the "nuclear" wings.

I even created a relish made with fresh habanero and jalapeno peppers to put on food at home. After about six weeks, my craving (and tolerance) for spicy foods went away. When I mentioned this to my doctor he said the capsaicin in the peppers was triggering an endorphin rush which was relieving the back pain.

Now I don't have near the tolerance for hot peppers I had at that time.
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:57 PM
 
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That one you posted was funny too! lol


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Old 05-12-2014, 04:59 PM
 
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Now lets see ya eat 16 of those bad boys without a drink like I did! lol
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