The Missouri Boyz review team returns! Chilehead reviewers and bloggers myself and Ryan Graub (http://www.pepperfiend.com) try out Crime Beer from the Stone Brewing Company.
This is one of the famed beers to appear on the Esquire Channel’s “Brew Dogs” show, as it is the world’s first beer to feature the one-time World’s Hottest Chile, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper, among other chile peppers.
Between us two dudes, Ryan is clearly the beer fanatic. While I’ve tasted a few thousand hot sauces and other condiments of all kinds, I am only an occasional beer drinker, so it is that perspective I have while reviewing this product. But one thing that Ryan and I share is that we both have never previously tasted a chile beer that we’ve thought actually tasted great. Will this spicy alcoholic concoction finally break that trend with us?
Habaneros lend themselves beautifully to a vast assortment of things sweet, and they’re fantastic in these white chocolate chip cookies. I suppose you can make these with regular milk chocolate, semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips, but I opted for the smoother, more mild taste of white chocolate. With these chips, you get the full range of flavors without having anything be overpoweringly sweet.
Made the right way, these cookies work perfectly if you’re hankerin’ a sweet and spicy treat. Take one bite and you’ll get the delicious taste of the dough and the white chocolate just melting in your mouth. The fruity flavor of the habanero peppers kick in at ten seconds in, and isn’t until 15 to 20 seconds after first taking a bite does the heat fully develop. It’s a cool “two stage” snack that goes great with a glass of milk or eggnog…
Weekly Firecast Podcast Episode #48 - Interview with Chile Pepper Growers Ed Currie and Jim Duffy
It’s another white-hot episode, with a pair of growers of the stingingest chile peppers on the planet! This time out, it’s a joint interview with Ed Currie of the Puckerbutt Pepper Company (and new holder of the Guinness World Record for Hottest Chilli for his Carolina Reaper pepper) and Jim Duffy of Refining Fire Chiles, as they respond to a recent article on chile peppers put out by Maxim Magazine. Also, in his regular segment, Ken Alexander recaps the end of the 2013 hot sauce festival season, and Scott reviews Madison Chocolatiers West’s Gateway to Hell Spicy Caramel Sauce.
While it’s coming up to that time of year when the weather outside will be frightful, online fans of hot sauce, BBQ sauce, fiery foods and more will find these great deals to be delightful!
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So if you’re a chilehead or spice lover, or would like to know what to get a chilehead as a gift, these are the perfect items to get them this holiday! That way you can order online with great ease, but you can also avoid the crowds at your local big box stores.
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It’s been hotly contested for the past couple of years, and we finally have some news that will help clear the air when it comes to the title of “world’s hottest chile pepper”.
Since 2010, the offical Guinness World Records title has been passed from the Bhut Jolokia (AKA “Ghost Chile”), the Infinity Chilli, the Naga Viper, and the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T. In the meantime, another variety related to the Butch T, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, came to prominence because of an extended study done by the Chile Pepper Institute at New Mexico State University in later 2011. Because of the multitude of independent HPLC testing done (and not a “one shot” test done for other peppers), the Moruga Scorpion was the one myself and many other notable figures in the chile pepper world considered to be the real hottest.
Well, just today, the Carolina Reaper pepper (also closely related to many of the aforementioned chiles) was accepted and declared by the governing Guinness World Record body to be the new heat champ. Grown by Ed Currie of the Pucker Butt Pepper Company, the Carolina Reaper will soon be the talk of the fiery foods community.
Congratulations to Ed for this outstanding achievement! Here is the official press release announcing the Carolina Reaper as the new Guinness World Record for the Hottest Chile Pepper…
Volcanic Peppers is a company owned by Timothy Bader and based in Omaha. They have made their name known with their range of chile powders called Volcano Dust, made from the hottest smoked and dried peppers.
Now the company also produces and sells Hot Garlic ‘n Onion which is a new powder mix, plus Scorpion Stinger Caramels and two sauces: Lava BBQ Sauce which comes in Spicy and Hot Scorpion versions, and finally the one reviewed today: their first hot sauce called Lava Chocolate Lightning.
I discovered their powders last year and immediately became a fan of their awesome smokey taste and good heat, which can be very high if you dared to taste the Smoked Scorpion Dust or the 7 Pot Douglah Dust. Also, knowing that Lava Chocolate Lightning was made with a chocolate Habanero mash and a custom dust blend, I really wanted to try this hot sauce, and I have not been disappointed.
Lava Chocolate Lightning was tasted by itself, and with some chinese dumplings Jiao Zi.
To millions of Van Halen fans, bass player Michael Anthony was not only the cucumber-cool glue that held the band together and provided their distinctive high harmonies, but was also the member of the band they could identify with the most; more specifically, a down-to-earth, real guy that you’d want to sit down and have a beer with.
Unfortunately, in 2004, Michael was unceremoniously ousted from Van Halen to make room for Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang in the bassist role. Not to throw a pity party, Michael instead formed a new group with close pal and former Van Halen lead singer Sammy Hagar, legendary guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani and Red Hot Chili Peppers stickman Chad Smith. They dubbed themselves Chickenfoot, and have since released two albums; the second of which is humorously titled Chickenfoot III. The four-piece unit is currently gearing up for the second leg of their U.S. tour in support of it.
Many hard rock fans also know of Michael’s extracurricular pursuits – hot rods, collecting Mickey Mouse watches, acquiring old unreleased and bootleg Van Halen tapes, and fiery foods. It’s that last passion that chileheads have taken an keen interest in.
At the most recent Houston Hot Sauce Festival, Puckerbutt Pepper Company owner Ed Currie had a small army of well-known chilehead folks sign several bottles of his I Dare You Stupit hot sauce. Why? To raise money for the festival’s favorite charity, the Snowdrop Foundation, which funds research to eliminate childhood cancer and scholarships for college bound pediatric cancer patients and survivors.
Yes, Halloween was last week, but that doesn’t mean that it the celebrating has to be over. In fact, any time of the year is a great time for admiring creative costumes, more specifically ones based on hot sauce AND worn by attractive females!
Costumes in the style of Taco Bell hot sauce packets seem to have been the big rage, while Sriracha sauce bottle costumes are gaining in popularity.
So if you want to see cute girls in hot outfits based in chile pepper sauces, hear you go! Enjoy.
You’ve seen these ginormous infographics containing dozens of facts on this topic and that topic, but here is a rare infographic that contains lots of info on spicy foods and chile peppers. Most of the information is true, while a few things are kind of head-scratchingly incomplete; it states that the “World’s hottest chiles are grown in different parts of Australia”…yeah they are, but they are also grown in many other parts of the world.
Anywho, enjoy this short visual tour through the wonderful world of fiery foods…