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Just saw this. How do I ferment them? Will it make them less spicy? My husband always mentions the flavor of his peppers, but I can't ever taste anything over the burn.

your body can acclimate to it. i don't go super hot but i do like some heat on a few foods. the best way to start out is to use something of a known spicyness, like a bottle of sriracha sauce. it has some heat, but it isn't nearly anything like a habanero or ghost pepper. i'd never give one of those to someone just starting out.

then you take a drop on a spoon. one drop. you don't need any more than what gives you the heat on the tongue/mouth so it doesn't disrupt the rest of your digestive system. you can even spit it out if you want at this stage. but as time goes on and you want to get a whole system used to the effects you will have to gradually ingest enough to reach that goal.

since i don't want to need a higher dose to get the same effect i lay off the sauce (haha) once in a while so i lose some of my acclimatization, but i don't want to go back to none at all so i have a bit here or there on things through the week. rarely enough that it gives me a ton of heat, but my tastebuds sure do react to even the first drop when it comes by.

in recent times my favorite way to have it is on hard boiled eggs. just bite a bit off the end and put the sauce on and then take a bite, put some more on, ... dang now i'm ready for a few eggs and hot sauce. :)

if you ever want to tame the heat, milk is good, but other things with fat in them help like bread and butter and cheese. water may cool off the illusion of the heat, but it doesn't ease the heat nearly as well as some ice-cream, yogurt, etc. :)
 

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That was it for me. We pulled him out and started homeschooling. It's been a month, and we've been going over the 4th grade work from the beginning. The boy who could not use basic punctuation in school can now write essays. He is actively interested in history and science. ((I started him off with a movie of the ottomon empire for history, which is basically a giant bloody battle, and he could not unstick his eyes from the screen.))

Money usually passes through his hands like water, but I have real hope that I can teach him some stuff now that he keeps his 'smart brain on' all day.

:) great! i know that libraries aren't popular places, but i always spent a lot of time in them learning all sorts of things. as somewhat dyslexic and could not see very well it wasn't picked up on right away so formal classrooms are not the best places for me to learn. i do better unstructured and at my own pace. i hope he'll keep at it. i really enjoy history too. now they know so much more than they did back in my younger days. there's some really interesting documentaries out there about the ancient times and they've decoded a lot more of the tablets and other things from those times. just going back and looking at the history of the alphabet and numbers is really interesting. :)
 

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Jusssst a little note for history here, because pepper sauces have their place and it is not always on cereal.

Franks hot sauce was made famous by the first hot wings recipe that went viral and interestingly it is a fermented sauce. I believe it was in the buffalo sauce recipe version.
 

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Jusssst a little note for history here, because pepper sauces have their place and it is not always on cereal.

Franks hot sauce was made famous by the first hot wings recipe that went viral and interestingly it is a fermented sauce. I believe it was in the buffalo sauce recipe version.

not always on cereal, but it has been known to happen... tabasco was always available here even when i was a wee sprout. i didn't use it on much, but it was a critical ingredient in chili sauce we made way back then.
 

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Jusssst a little note for history here, because pepper sauces have their place and it is not always on cereal.

Franks hot sauce was made famous by the first hot wings recipe that went viral and interestingly it is a fermented sauce. I believe it was in the buffalo sauce recipe version.

I don't dare switch away from bloody battles just yet, but I'll see if perhaps he can be swayed to have a look at hot sauce history. ;-)
 

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Thoughts on the Kentucky Rifle in the Golden Age by Joe Kindig jr!
2 inch thick, BIG book, picture heavy. Possibly a library could round one up.

the most amazing revolutionary war history along with “the tools of the trade”.

Art and History in the same class.
 
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If you do you can try adding in a section on why spicy stuff burns or even how your body can acclimate to it for a bit of science!

He might be interested in that. We can use my husband as a reference point since he has clearly acclimated haha
 
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