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Making Spicy Beer: Must-Have Homebrewing Supplies

For those that love spicy food and beer, spicy beer is the next big step! It’s refreshing with a kick, perfect for barbecues, fiestas, or just relaxing on a weekend.

If you’ve got the right craft brewer near you, you can pick up a 6-pack of some spicy suds, but there’s another solution too. With all of the homebrewing supplies out on the market, making homemade spicy beer is simple. All you need is a beer kit, the right spicy beer mix, a home bottling kit, some basic kitchen gear, and a bit of patience. This can be a fun (and tasty) hobby or an excellent gift idea for chiliheads! Check out the typical set-up you’ll need below.

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Spicy Food Posters

Cool Food Posters Starring Hot Peppers

Looking to spice up your walls?

How about some food posters starring some of the tastiest hot peppers around. Pepper posters have been a favorite for the dining room, cafe, and kitchen art for a while now. Some are very famous, like Mark Miller’s well-known Great Chile Poster series. Others you may be less aware of, but they are just as tasty looking for the hot pepper aficionados out there.

Here’s our favorites that’ll remind you everyday of the wide variety of hot peppers out there. They make for some mighty fine chili pepper decor.

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spicy condiments

Burger Pop! Spicy Ketchup And Other Spicy Condiments

Sure a burger with plain old ketchup and mustard is plenty good, but if you like spicy foods then pulling out some spicy ketchup, spicy mustard, or one of many other spicy condiments out there will definitely wake up your taste buds in just the right way. As hot peppers get more and more popular, condiment brands have really stepped up their game with chili pepper flavored options.

Below are some of our favorites – some classics with a twist, others lesser known brands with pop. Pick up a set for your next barbecue, party, or burger or hot dog night. Enjoy!

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Treating chili burn

Treating Chili Burn: Your Best Solutions

While chili peppers can bring amazing flavor to foods of all kinds, there’s one thing that you’ve got to watch out for: chili burn. Treating chili pepper burn due to touching or eating hot peppers is not something you can simply treat with water. In fact, you’ll find that water does nothing at all. It may even make you feel worse!

So what to do? Here are a few good remedies that you should follow if chili burn has got you down. If one doesn’t work as well for you, try the next on the list.

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How hot is a ghost pepper

How Hot Is A Ghost Pepper? Watch These Videos

Sure it’s easy to say that a ghost pepper (Bhut Jolokia) is around 1,000,000 Scoville heat units, but what does that mean in reality? How hot is a ghost pepper? What does a million SHU look like when eaten?

Luckily, there’s YouTube and a whole bunch of extreme eaters out there. Lots of people have tested their taste buds against one of the hottest peppers in the world in either chili pepper dares, hot pepper contests, or via a ghost pepper prank. And they’ve been good enough to record these moments on video for all to see.

So how hot is a ghost pepper? Take a look at these three ghost pepper videos which show the slow extreme heat in action. As you’ll see, eating Bhut Jolokia fresh is NOT something to try at home. Use it in moderation, or better yet, stick to the ghost pepper hot sauces which typically dilute the spice, if only slightly.

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Chili Pepper Lights

Top Chili Pepper Lights For Parties And Holidays

What’s a summer barbecue without some chili pepper lights? But the fun doesn’t stop there. They’re a fun and unique choice for party lights for all sorts of holidays, from Fourth of July and Cinco de Mayo to Halloween and Christmas too! And if you’re looking for a little chili pepper decor to spice up your kitchen, these lights can really do the trick. They are truly unique, making them fun throughout the year.

Here are five of our favorite options that definitely bring some Southwestern spice to any indoor room or outdoor activity. You may be surprised at the variety of choices out there!

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Uses for chipotle in adobo sauce

Fun Uses For Chipotle Peppers In Adobo Sauce

So you’ve recently bought a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce for a Mexican recipe. You’ve used your tablespoon to bring the heat to the dish, and now you’ve got a whole lot left over. Nearly an entire can’s worth! What can you do with all those chilies? Here are a few fun options that are easy to do. They all bring a little spice to your everyday eating.

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What is chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

What Is Chipotle Peppers In Adobo Sauce?

If you’ve tried your hand at cooking any spicy Mexican or Tex-Mex dish, you’ve likely come across the ingredient chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in a recipe or two. You’ve likely also been amazed at the spicy kick it brings to those meals. But what is chipotle peppers in adobo sauce?

The short answer is that it’s dried and smoked jalapeño pepper mixed in a spiced tomato sauce. But that really doesn’t give chipotle peppers in adobo sauce its due. To really understand why this spicy concoction is so tasty and potent, let’s break it down to its parts.

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