Engineering Pepper Seeds For the World’s Spiciest Peppers

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Pepper seeds and engineering them to create the world’s spiciest peppers. If you’re a fan of all things hot and spicy, you’ve probably tried many different types of hot peppers in search of the best one. Humans have been enjoying hot peppers for hundreds of years, but it’s only recently that we’ve become curious about just what it is that … Read More

Smoking Meat: Dry Wood vs. Soaked Wood

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There have been more than a few long-lived debates in the barbecue world – dry rub vs. sauce, Kansas City style vs. Memphis style, beef vs. pork – but among all those who live in the realm of smoking meat, the debate rages between using dry wood or soaked wood to impart the most flavor to the meat. Some pit … Read More

Ghost Pepper: One of the world’s hottest peppers

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Spicy Hot Bhut Jolokia Ghost Pepper

Often referred to as “legendary” the ghost pepper is a popular ingredient in sauces and recipes. Now considered one of the world’s hottest peppers, the Guinness Book of World records declared it the hottest in 2007. Only a few other fiery peppers supersede them. The ghost pepper’s rating is over a million Scoville Heat units. Compare this to a bell … Read More

Cooking on the Big Green Egg Barbecue

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The history of how the Big Green Egg came from southern Japan to the United States began after World War II, when American servicemen noticed that Japanese families used a “kamado,” which came in the form of a clay pot with a removable top to steam rice. Some servicemen would take them home in empty transport planes. American companies began … Read More