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Old 08.05.2012, 00:24
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Hi guys,

Here I am, cooking tomato sauce, thinking "ok, I'll make it a bit spicy".
So I take my innocent little chili pepper half and start chopping away.
I decided to play it safe and to put only 1/3 of the half into the sauce.

Because the sauce was already full of herbs etc., I decided to taste it.
Unsuspecting, I put the spoon in my mouth and...



... almost screamed out loud.


The bloody chili was so hot that it almost burned a hole through my tongue

After a couple minutes of thinking

"s#&%" - "this freaking hurts!!!" - "would it really be such a bad idea to EAT burn ointment?!" - "NEVER AGAIN!!!"

.... I came back to actually feeling my whole face and swore to never ever lick spoons while cooking again.

Now that it's down to a prickling sensation, I can actually laugh about it, but it was NOT funny while that red nightmare scorched its way around in my mouth, I tell you.

Beware the chilies!
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Old 08.05.2012, 00:29
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Re: Glowjupiter just glowed...involuntarily.

Are you sure you haven't just become Swiss, and that all you had was a Bell Pepper?
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Are you sure you haven't just become Swiss, and that all you had was a Bell Pepper?
Nope

....unless they shrank down to 1 x 5 or so cm in size and became hotter than fire, that is
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Re: Glowjupiter just glowed...involuntarily.

they dont sell bhoot jholakia here.. do they ?
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they dont sell bhoot jholakia here.. do they ?
What's that? Probably something equally horrific...
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You probably wouldn't be with us anymore

(It's the hottest pepper on the planet, 1 million on the scoville scale. Jalapeno's are "only" 5000-10000 on the same scale.)
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You probably wouldn't be with us anymore

(It's the hottest pepper on the planet, 1 million on the scoville scale. Jalapeno's are "only" 5000-10000 on the same scale.)
You're probably right about that... I'd have burst into flames (and probably not just me). Ouch!!!


Exactly what can one do with that pepper???


...Got it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZstOb...eature=related

Poor guy...

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Re: Glowjupiter just glowed...involuntarily.

be glad you didn't get it on your hands and then rub your eye, or god forbid, go to the toilet before washing your hands!
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be glad you didn't get it on your hands and then rub your eye, or god forbid, go to the toilet before washing your hands!
You can say that again
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Re: Glowjupiter just glowed...involuntarily.

Chillies "burn" by stimulating the heat sensing nerves in your mouth. It doesn't actually cause a burn, so no ointment is needed.

Chilli oil is not soluble in water - but it is in alcohol.
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Re: Glowjupiter just glowed...involuntarily.

Drinking milk or eating milk products like yogurt or ice cream will help calm the fiery sensation in the mouth after eating a pepper that is too hot.

Trust me on this -- I'm from Texas!!!

(Just please don't hold it against me.)
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Chillies "burn" by stimulating the heat sensing nerves in your mouth. It doesn't actually cause a burn, so no ointment is needed.
Not convinced of that. I mean, yeah, it clearly wouldn't have burnt through the skin, but it's a genuine irritant, which can cause other 'burn'-like symptoms including redness and swelling (from histamine reaction). Oil-based lotions are actually very effective at relieving chilli burn, even if the mechanism isn't quite the same as a real heat or chemical burn.
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Chilli oil is not soluble in water - but it is in alcohol.
Heh. Milk's even better, albeit perhaps not quite so much fun.
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