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. . . (unless, of course, the label's missing).

Last Saturday I taught class in the morning, Marlana and I donated blood in the afternoon, and then we got a lot of chores done around the house, so around 10:00 we decided that chili mac sounded good for dinner. I had gotten a chili plant a few weeks ago from a local nursary, but it didn't have a tag telling what it was. The fruit are very pretty; I thought that it was a Scotch bonnet, and Marlana concurred. There was one large, ripe pepper on the plant, so I chopped it up and added it to a can of chili (for me, an unimproved can for Marlana).

Whilst the pasta was cooking and the chili heating, Marlana poked around on the internet and finally found a picture that looked exactly like my pepper.

A Naga Viper.

1.3 million on the Scoville scale. (Roughly the equivalent of 4 - 5 large habaneros.)

A bit much . . . it turns out . . . for one can of chili. Tasty, but a bit much.
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1.3 million? Wow! That's more than enough to turn you inside out.

I once had a plant of small decorative peppers that I bought basically for the color. It looked like these.

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One day I decided to bite one and it lit me up like a Roman Candle. One of my son's friends saw me and thought he'd be a tough guy. Well, tough guy spent the next 20 minutes puking off my deck.
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Haa hahahaha! Michael, what you have there are Thai Bird Chiles! I LOVE them!

Doug
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On Aug 26, 2014, Dougini wrote:
Haa hahahaha! Michael, what you have there are Thai Bird Chiles! I LOVE them!

Doug


Yeah, they're real pretty... :/
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I had never even heard of the Scoville scale before seeing this post and I had no idea that anything like it even existed. Thanks for the fascinating post. Very interesting.

So tell me. In some countries where they really like to spice up there food really hot. Is it just a matter of the locals becoming accustomed to it or do they actually damage their mouths so that they don't feel the heat as much as we would?
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S2000 makes some outstanding salsa.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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Big glass of milk with your chili Mac?
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That's hot...my father-in-law loves everything hot, so a few years back we got him some sauce which was in the 1,5 million mark on the Scoville scale. I tasted it with a toothpick, and to my great surprise it tasted really good. I thought its so hot I wouldn't be able detect any actual taste. We have prepared some great meals using it, though getting a hand of the right amount was a bit tricky at first...nonchalantly I put a teaspoon in a pot of chili which. It was so hot that it made my grandma sweat-and she's been dead for 30 years!
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Big glass of milk with your chili Mac?

Hefeweisen.
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On Aug 26, 2014, rockwall wrote:
I had never even heard of the Scoville scale before seeing this post and I had no idea that anything like it even existed. Thanks for the fascinating post. Very interesting.

So tell me. In some countries where they really like to spice up there food really hot. Is it just a matter of the locals becoming accustomed to it or do they actually damage their mouths so that they don't feel the heat as much as we would?

I'm not sure.

I can recall when I was about 11 years old, my father and I went to a Chinese restaurant. The waiter brought out some crispy noodles, and I asked for some Chinese mustard to go with them. I can still hear his sing-song reply: "May be too hot for you!" (My father assured him that it wouldn't be, and I got my mustard.)

When I started working as a warhead designer, all of the guys in our (small) office went to lunch one day at a local Chinese restaurant, where everyone ordered kung pao chicken; this became a regular (roughly weekly) lunch trip. A few months later, one of them decided to eat one of the chilies ("Well, Bill always eats the chilies!"); he said that he couldn't feel his tongue for half-an-hour after that.
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Hot chilies are interesting. Although my bhut jolokia (ghost) chilies are extremely hot, they're not particularly flavorful; habaneros, which are not nearly as hot, are extremely flavorful: sweet and fruity. I haven't tried my Trinidad scorpions yet, but I'll let you know.

The naga viper has a lot of flavor.

The heat, at least to me, doesn't seem to mask the flavor; some people think that it would, but I don't find that to be the case.
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Reminds me when I was in college and we'd go to this chili joint. They had small pitchers of chilies in oil that you could pour a bit over your chili to spice it up. One night, after bar time, we stopped for a bite, and a guy in in group fished a chili out. We warned him not to try it...but too late. He chomped down on it, and immediately ran to the bathroom...
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