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Andy Andersen
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I love hot peppers. Love them. Picked up some habaneros at the local Farmer's Market yesterday. Beautiful orange peppers.

Prepped them to be grilled today. Washed them, cut them in half and scraped out the innards with my fingers. No problem.

About 30 minutes later my eyes began to swell and my chest began to tighten. Oh-oh - reaction. I've never had one before but I knew the symptoms. I stuck my face in a bowl of milk - no help. Tried to scrape all of the skin of my fingers - didn't work. By now I was having a bit of trouble breathing. The kitchen air is toxic.

The last humiliation of all - I had to pee. Now my unmentionables are on fire - both. My wife (nurse) is laughing her head off - I am dying.

Went to push up my glasses and accidentally stuck my finger in my nose - nose now on fire.

They put warnings on tobacco products, baby cribs, etc. Why no warnings on habaneros?

Oh the humanity.
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The only cure for extremely hot peppers is alcohol.

No, seriously. The alcohol can dissolve the capsaicin that has everything on fire.

Now rinsing your hands in a little vodka.. no problem. But I'm not so sure about those other parts. I can't recommend putting it in your eyes at all. So your next best approach is to just drink the alcohol and let it do its magic that way. whistle

P.S. Hope you feel better soon.
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Mmmm, I love hot peppers too!

1) Always use gloves
2) Always grill outside
3) Never touch your unmentionables
4) When in doubt, rule 3 is the most important
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I hope you're feeling better. Here's info from Mojave Farms

http://www.mojavefarm.co/pepper_scale.htm#SCOVILLE%20PEPPER%...

Quick Reference Guide to Chili hotness
Mild...................................... 0-5000
Medium................................ 5000-20,000
Hot........................................ 20,000-70,000
Extreme................................ 70,000-300,000+

Pepper Type


Heat Rating in Scoville Heat Units

Red Savina Habañero 350,000 - 550,000
Habanero 200,000 - 300,000
Thai 70,000 - 80,000
red Amazon 75,000
Pequin 75,000
Chiltecepin 70,000 - 75,000
Tabasco 30,000 - 50,000
Cayenne 35,000
Arbol 25,000
Japone 25,000
Chilipiquin 30,000 - 40,000
Chile de Arbol 15,000 - 30,000
Serrano 7,000 - 25,000
Smoked Jalepeno (chipotle) 10,000
Puya 5,000
Guajillo 5,000
Jalepeno 3,500 - 4,000
Poblano 2,500 - 3,000
Pasilla 2,500
TAM Mild Jalepeno-1 1,000 - 1,500
Anaheim 1,000 - 1,400
New Mexican 1,000
Ancho 1,000
Bell & Pimento 0

By the way, the hottest pepper is the ghost pepper (Naga Jolokia) which has a Scoville rating of 1,000,000!
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Audacon wrote:
The only cure for extremely hot peppers is alcohol.

No, seriously. The alcohol can dissolve the capsaicin that has everything on fire.

Now rinsing your hands in a little vodka.. no problem. But I'm not so sure about those other parts. I can't recommend putting it in your eyes at all. So your next best approach is to just drink the alcohol and let it do its magic that way. whistle

P.S. Hope you feel better soon.

Wine is now working. Thanks
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MeryMer wrote:
Mmmm, I love hot peppers too!

1) Always use gloves
2) Always grill outside
3) Never touch your unmentionables
4) When in doubt, rule 3 is the most important


Now you tell me about rule #3
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jbankler wrote:
I hope you're feeling better. Here's info from Mojave Farms

http://www.mojavefarm.co/pepper_scale.htm#SCOVILLE%20PEPPER%...

Quick Reference Guide to Chili hotness
Mild...................................... 0-5000
Medium................................ 5000-20,000
Hot........................................ 20,000-70,000
Extreme................................ 70,000-300,000+

Pepper Type


Heat Rating in Scoville Heat Units

Red Savina Habañero 350,000 - 550,000
Habanero 200,000 - 300,000
Thai 70,000 - 80,000
red Amazon 75,000
Pequin 75,000
Chiltecepin 70,000 - 75,000
Tabasco 30,000 - 50,000
Cayenne 35,000
Arbol 25,000
Japone 25,000
Chilipiquin 30,000 - 40,000
Chile de Arbol 15,000 - 30,000
Serrano 7,000 - 25,000
Smoked Jalepeno (chipotle) 10,000
Puya 5,000
Guajillo 5,000
Jalepeno 3,500 - 4,000
Poblano 2,500 - 3,000
Pasilla 2,500
TAM Mild Jalepeno-1 1,000 - 1,500
Anaheim 1,000 - 1,400
New Mexican 1,000
Ancho 1,000
Bell & Pimento 0

By the way, the hottest pepper is the ghost pepper (Naga Jolokia) which has a Scoville rating of 1,000,000!


Naga Jolokia - I'd actually like a run at this. I love hot peppers because my taste buds are old and shot.

On second thought - NO
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OK - 5 hours after first incident I rubbed my left eye. Mistake.

Holy crap - when will this end? I've washed my hands ten times.
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Orangemoose wrote:

Wine is now working. Thanks



Good thing you're not in Indiana, we can't buy booze on Sunday!
Yeah we're backwater like that.



Before processing peppers, or cooking with hot peppers, purchase a liter of 180 proof (90%) grain alcohol. One brand name that comes to mind is Everclear.

Just before handling the hot peppers, mix up a tall glass. Now drink most of the concoction, saving just enough to scrub your hands with after handling the hot peppers. The effects of the coctail will allay the effects of the capsicum somewhat.

After processing the peppers, if you still notice any unbearable burn, you may thoroughly wash your hands with the remains of your drink, and rinse with Everclear before a final wash with Dawn Complete.

An after-process coctail is optional.

Les Bon Temps Roulette.

Bill
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Phil of Mars wrote:
Orangemoose wrote:

Wine is now working. Thanks



Good thing you're not in Indiana, we can't buy booze on Sunday!
Yeah we're backwater like that.



Before processing peppers, or cooking with hot peppers, purchase a liter of 180 proof (90%) grain alcohol. One brand name that comes to mind is Everclear.

Just before handling the hot peppers, mix up a tall glass. Now drink most of the concoction, saving just enough to scrub your hands with after handling the hot peppers. The effects of the coctail will allay the effects of the capsicum somewhat.

After processing the peppers, if you still notice any unbearable burn, you may thoroughly wash your hands with the remains of your drink, and rinse with Everclear before a final wash with Dawn Complete.

An after-process coctail is optional.

Les Bon Temps Roulette.

Bill


Everclear = college = holy crap = never again = inner peace
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Audacon wrote:
The only cure for extremely hot peppers is alcohol.

No, seriously. The alcohol can dissolve the capsaicin that has everything on fire.

Now rinsing your hands in a little vodka.. no problem. But I'm not so sure about those other parts. I can't recommend putting it in your eyes at all. So your next best approach is to just drink the alcohol and let it do its magic that way. whistle

P.S. Hope you feel better soon.

Milk works in much the same way; the milk proteins bind up the capsaicin in the same way that detergents cut grease.

I've noticed that leftover hot wings from the refrigerator seem much less hot than they were when fresh. I hypothesize that the capsaicin is bound up in the cold, congealed chicken grease and doesn't slosh around in a big oil slick like when the wings are first cooked, and the chicken fat is liquid.
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Orangemoose wrote:
They put warnings on tobacco products, baby cribs, etc. Why no warnings on habaneros?

Oh the humanity.


When I first saw habeneros in the store years ago, they had warnings next to them, including handling instructions. Now that habs are fairly common though, warnings seem to have disappeared.

At least we now know why the moose is orange!
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Orangemoose wrote:
Went to push up my glasses and accidentally stuck my finger in my nose


Does this happen often? Because . . . geez, uncoordinated or what?
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MeryMer wrote:
Mmmm, I love hot peppers too!
3) Never touch your unmentionables

Yep, this is what finally banned the little buggers from my house. My husband is totally not allowed near them.
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Drew1365 wrote:
Orangemoose wrote:
Went to push up my glasses and accidentally stuck my finger in my nose


Does this happen often? Because . . . geez, uncoordinated or what?


Well, I managed to flick a jalapeno seed into my eye once while preparing peppers for a chile relleno cassarole...my eye almost immediately felt like it was on fire. That sent me running (so, at least I now know that "stop, drop and roll" will be out the window if I ever actually am on fire) and screaming like a little girl (no offense to little girls, as I'm sure I had much less presence of mind than an actual little girl) looking for a sink I could fit my head under the faucet and ended up stripping and heading for the shower. All much to the amusement of my wife looking on, I'm sure.
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Orangemoose wrote:

Everclear = college = holy crap = never again = inner peace


Sooo... simplifying this handy equation... Everclear = inner peace?

*shrugs*

Works for me.

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I had a capsaicin event this weekend as well. I had gone to P.F. Chang's with a group of people and had ordered something really spicy. Almost everyone else had ordered spicy food as well, and after I ate a good chunk of my order and healthy samples of everyone else's orders I topped it all off by chomping up a roast chili pepper for dessert. Not a big deal, I thought, because my mouth can handle it, but it turns out my stomach couldn't—I had a seriously painful gastrointestinal inferno going on for a couple of hours. If anyone had been watching me closely they would have seen me flinching and twitching every once in a while. Is this what that "getting old" crap is all about? Because if it is, I am not in favor of it.
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MeryMer wrote:
3) Never touch your unmentionables

Wait, never?
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I have a tray of 72 seeds from over 10 different hot pepper plants germinating as we speak. I cannot wait for my version of this thread.
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I have a tray of 72 seeds from over 10 different hot pepper plants germinating as we speak. I cannot wait for my version of this thread.



Habanero burritos?
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Verkisto wrote:
MeryMer wrote:
3) Never touch your unmentionables

Wait, never?


Never even mention them, . . . apparently.
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EgorjLileli wrote:
tickmanfan wrote:
I have a tray of 72 seeds from over 10 different hot pepper plants germinating as we speak. I cannot wait for my version of this thread.

Habanero burritos?

Hopefully.
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Erniepaul wrote:
Orangemoose wrote:
They put warnings on tobacco products, baby cribs, etc. Why no warnings on habaneros?

Oh the humanity.


When I first saw habeneros in the store years ago, they had warnings next to them, including handling instructions. Now that habs are fairly common though, warnings seem to have disappeared.

At least we now know why the moose is orange!


Bright red
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Drew1365 wrote:
Orangemoose wrote:
Went to push up my glasses and accidentally stuck my finger in my nose


Does this happen often? Because . . . geez, uncoordinated or what?

Spaz - I did have some wine
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