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where to get jolokia peppers in western mass?

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sneakyj Jan 16, 2009 08:43 PM

or even mail order peppers? fresh would be preferable (probably not possible this time of year) but dried would work...

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    TimW RE: sneakyj Jan 16, 2009 10:24 PM

    I've never been able to find them locally

    http://www.chileplants.com/search.asp...

    If that link doesn't work, under the Search bar on the left, select "Ready to Eat Fresh Chiles" on the first drop down and under the "All Heat Levels" dropdown, choose "extremely hot". Click Go and the Bhut Jolokia should be the first selection on the list.

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      Joltingjoey RE: sneakyj Jan 17, 2009 04:35 AM

      I assume you've seen the youtube of the guy who just about killed himself eating one of these? What's the point?

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        TimW RE: Joltingjoey Jan 17, 2009 08:35 AM

        1. They're quite tasty (much better flavor than an orange habanero in my opinion)
        2. A little goes a long way
        3. Chile lovers become somewhat immune to the heat of peppers after a while. To get the same level of burn that you enjoy, you eventually have to step up to hotter peppers.

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          sneakyj RE: TimW Jan 18, 2009 06:52 AM

          exactly.

          i'm tired of having to restock on hot sauce. i want to make one bottle that lasts forever-ish.

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          trufflehound RE: Joltingjoey Jan 17, 2009 08:52 AM

          The idea is to prepare it IN a dish. It adds heat and flavor that way. Similar to the recent episode of Man vs. Food, eating Pasta from Hell at ECG in Cambridge. Hot and delicious.

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