Sriracha powder recipe

You can easily approximate sriracha sauce in powder form, following this method. Adjust the ingredients to taste. This was inspired by Khang Starr’s sauce recipe.

Ingredients

  • Dried peppers, a mix of mild, medium and hot. One should a red bell pepper or similar, some habanero level and a few super hot. Estimate 5-6, mild to medium heat, 7-8 hab level, and 3-4 super hot, plus the 1 red bell.
  • 1/2 tsp -salt
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp – sugar
  • 1 Tbsp – dried garlic

Process (I get commissions for purchases made through links. This is at no cost to you and helps support my site and YouTube channel.)

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mortar and grinding using a pestle. If you don’t have a mortar and pestle, a blender will work fine.
  2. Store in an airtight container.

Watch my video below for a demonstration and tips on storage.

HLG-100 from Horticulture Lighting Group – grow update

Horticulture Lighting Group gave me this light for free. My review is honest and unbiased though.

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I just want to share an update on the pepper grow using my HLG-100 quantum board LED grow light from Horticulture Lighting Group. This is an awesome grow light and I highly recommend it.

Sansi LED floodlight update

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This is a 10-week follow-up on the Sansi LED floodlight. It actually got two pepper plants to produce fruit in this time.

Habaruga

Haboruga

Capsicum chinense

Background

This is an f1 cross of Habanero x Moruga Scorpion. This was developed, grown and sent to me by Francesco Caruana of Frankie’s Peppers LLC. http://www.frankiespeppers.com.

Amount eaten: whole pod
Weight:
Heat: 2
Flavor: 8
Burn Profile:
Effects:  Hiccups.
Cap Cramps:  None.

Review

This is a delicious pepper, very sweet and fruity, low heat.

Video

Orange Ribbon

Orange Ribbon

Capsicum chinense

Background

This is an unknown cross discovered by Justin White. It is very Bhut like but probably crossed with something else.

Notes

Amount eaten: whole pod
Heat: 5
Flavor: 8
Burn Profile:
Effects: none
Cap Cramps: none

Review

This has a distinct Bhut Jolokia flavor, but tastes better, in my opinion. It’s like Bhut mixed with sweet and fruity, almost along the lines of the Bih Jolokia x Sugar Rush Peach, but more Bhut like. The heat is a little less than typical Bhut.

Video

Mr Hua grow light 200 watt COB

 

Mr Hua 200 watt cob
Mr. Hua 200 watt cob

Although Mr. Hua gave me this light for free to try, my review is honest and unbiased.

Also, I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post. This is at no extra cost to you and helps support my site and YouTube channel.

I just purchased the new 200 watt LED COB grow light from Mr. Hua. It has nice specs, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it does growing peppers. Currently, I have it over a couple Khang Starr crosses that I transplanted from small Kratky containers; a KhangSta Red and a StarrRacha Bonnet.

Here are the product details:

Dimensions: 23x4x3.5inches
Item Weight: 4.8lb
Max Coverage at 24″ Height 5x5ft
Core Coverage at 24″ Height 4x3ft
HPS/HID Replacement: 600W HPS/HID
Avg. Power Draw: 200W
LED Quantities: 3pcs* 200 watt Integrated COB Bridgelux LEDs
LED Lens: 120 Degree
Input Voltage: AC100-240V
Frequency: 50-60Hz
Lifespan: 50,000 hours
Warranty: 3 years

Here is a video showing the unboxing, tests and setup:

How to take apart the AeroGarden grow deck for recirculating models

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It’s important to pop apart the grow deck for recirculating models between gardens. This is because roots can get in the channels and block nutrient flow. It’s very easy to do, but not very intuitive if you’ve never done it before.

Here’s a video showing how to take apart the grow deck on an AeroGarden Bounty model.

How to smoke peppers for the dehydrator

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This is a process I use for adding smoke flavor and aroma to dried peppers. This works for both fresh and frozen peppers. I smoke them first, then add to the dehydrator.

Parts needed

Process

  1. Perforate the bottom of a disposable baking pan with a knife. Wash and de-stem peppers, cut in half, then place in baking pan.
  2. Prepare the grill, setting the bottom and top vents to about a 3/16″ gap, lay a piece of aluminum foil (10 x 12 inch) on one end of the bottom grate. Poke a few holes in the aluminum foil with a knife.
  3. Start a small amount of charcoal, about 10 12 briquettes (easier if you are using another grill for cooking, you can make more).
  4. Place the hot coals on the aluminum foil, and dump a few handfuls of smoking wood on top.
  5. Place the top grate on the grill, and set the baking pan of peppers on top, on the opposite side of the wood chips.
  6. Cover and let smoke for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Remove peppers and place in dehydrator trays.
  8. Dry for 24 – 36 hours, or until peppers are ‘cracker dry’.

Video