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indigo0086
06-19-2008, 11:14 AM
http://www.hotsauceblog.com/hotsaucearchives/blairs-16-million-product-review/

I simply ask why...


Blair’s 16 Million compares to tabasco the way a bottle rocket compares to Nagasaki - NY Post May 4th, 2005 I think it should be the other way around


Blair’s Death Sauces have always been the hottest sauces on the market and the extract line of sauces have become high dollar collector’s items. Blair’s newest reserve is called Blair’s 16 Million Reserve and it’s not really an extract. It’s pure cap, in its powdered form. This hot concoction comes in the traditional Blair’s Reserve bottle, but it is actually a small vial, almost like a salt shaker, that is stuffed inside the bottle and then sealed with white and gold wax.
Sounds like a subject for the next Indiana Jones Movie, and stupid enough to be directed by Lucas.


Blair warned me of the heat level of this item many times. He talked about having put a small speck, a piece about the size of a salt crystal, on his tongue and apparently his tongue was wounded for a few days afterward.
Saving Private Blair's Tongue?


First bite was not that hot, so I had the wife take a bite. She threatened divorce once she could speak again, so I tried it again. Then it was hot! So I took a few more bites and had to toss the rest of the pot away


I really have no interest in spicy foods that go to the point where the taste becomes negligible compared to the searing pain. I guess that's why people like spicy things, less deadly than sky-diving and less painful than being tortured in a POW camp.

The comments shine some light for those who don't know much about capsaicin

whiteflags
06-19-2008, 11:18 AM
I have a cat tongue, so I tend to avoid spicy food, but I think you're right. Some people just think that food which makes your sinuses run is just a good time.

indigo0086
06-19-2008, 11:20 AM
I like altoids though.

From the comments apperantly some idiot on 98kupd.com radio station downed it and had to go to the hospital.

medievalelks
06-19-2008, 01:07 PM
I love spicy food, but to a limit. I've heard that there are health benefits to eating hot peppers daily if you can stand it.

Just remember, what goes in hot, comes out hot.

GanglyLamb
06-19-2008, 01:38 PM
Spicy food is popular in countries where its relatively hot, it widens the blood vessels, allowing more troughput, thus cooling down the body eventually.. it might be hot inside your mouth but itll cool you down. (so probably there are health benefits as in lower bloodpressure since blood vessels will relax more then usual ... dont know this for sure im just thinking out loud)

Anyhow I very much like ultra spicy food, which is good since my girlfriend doesnt like it so if I invite for dinner she will never do that,which in turn saves me money (ye im a poor student:p).

I must agree what goes in hot, comes out hot, only difference is that that part of your body is just too sensitive for the hot-ness :p, although you get used to it after a while.

Shaun32887
06-19-2008, 02:12 PM
Spicy food is great... but I wouldn't consider PURE CAPSAICIN to be food at all. Seriously, the beauty of something spicy is the amazing flavor and, yes, sweetness that goes along with it. To isolate the pain element and then just use that? Absurd. The only application I can think of is to add a VERY little bit into the food as you're cooking it.

indigo0086
06-19-2008, 02:48 PM
I kind of like really spicy food when you can taste the food and the sauce, but maybe once a year or something. I like more BBQ stuff.

brewbuck
06-19-2008, 03:00 PM
How about spicy beer?

I sometimes drink a local brew made with jalapenos. They aren't the spiciest peppers around by a long shot, but it's hot enough to get me a little bit dazey. The great part is, your mouth is burning and you desperately want to drink something, but the only drink at hand is actually the source of the problem...

I've heard there is a habanero beer made by somebody in Texas. I've been considering trying to brew one myself.

As far as the spice masking the flavor of the food, I've never really thought about it. I've always considered it a separate dimension, not a flavor. And as to why I enjoy it, I really don't know. There's the endorphin theory, which makes sense. And there's the theory that hot foods cause you to sweat, which in turn physically COOLS your body, which is perhaps why spicy foods are so common in hot or tropical environments.

Shaun32887
06-19-2008, 03:01 PM
How about spicy beer?

I sometimes drink a local brew made with jalapenos. They aren't the spiciest peppers around by a long shot, but it's hot enough to get me a little bit dazey. The great part is, your mouth is burning and you desperately want to drink something, but the only drink at hand is actually the source of the problem...

I've heard there is a habanero beer made by somebody in Texas. I've been considering trying to brew one myself.

As far as the spice masking the flavor of the food, I've never really thought about it. I've always considered it a separate dimension, not a flavor. And as to why I enjoy it, I really don't know. There's the endorphin theory, which makes sense. And there's the theory that hot foods cause you to sweat, which in turn physically COOLS your body, which is perhaps why spicy foods are so common in hot or tropical environments.


You from Houston? They have a jalapeno beer down at Two Rows.

It was interesting...

brewbuck
06-19-2008, 03:03 PM
You from Houston? They have a jalapeno beer down at Two Rows.

It was interesting...

Nope -- I'm from Beervana, as we call it here.. Wouldn't mind a trip to Texas some day.

abachler
06-19-2008, 03:15 PM
I must agree what goes in hot, comes out hot, only difference is that that part of your body is just too sensitive for the hot-ness :p, although you get used to it after a while.

Ultra hot is good for you. it turns hemeroids into caluses :D

brewbuck
06-19-2008, 03:21 PM
Ultra hot is good for you. it turns hemeroids into caluses :D

That's a fascinating mental image I had not planned on having at 2:20 in the afternoon.

abachler
06-19-2008, 03:31 PM
I hate to say it, but when you read my posts you should always expect the unexpected. My brother told me the other day, commenting about my marijuana induced ranting sessions, that if it werent for the fact that I was his brother, I wouldnt be allowed at his house. It's only because I don't do it while the missionaries are there that he lets me stay :D

Shaun32887
06-20-2008, 11:19 AM
Nope -- I'm from Beervana, as we call it here.. Wouldn't mind a trip to Texas some day.

Beervana, hmm.

I may need to talk to you further about this topic, I just started homebrewing myself. Today's the first bottling day, five gallons of RIS going into about 500 ml bottles.

Sebastiani
06-20-2008, 06:11 PM
here in Texas (well, Austin anyway), spicy food is quite popular. you can get mexican style tacos pretty much any time of the day, served with either a mild red salsa or a (very) spicy green salsa (my favorite: chicken and pork with fresh avocado, lime, and cilantro wrapped in two corn tortillas). Thai, Indian, and of course Barbeque are pretty popular, too.

>> The comments shine some light for those who don't know much about capsaicin

that's a little extreme. :D

medievalelks
06-26-2008, 01:02 PM
How about spicy beer?

Not for me. I drink beer to refresh and quench my thirst.

That's like food that makes you hungrier.

abachler
06-26-2008, 01:13 PM
Beer is horible for quenching your thirst, talk abotu food that makes you hungrier, beer dehydrates you, there isnt enough water in it to make up fro the alchohol.

medievalelks
06-26-2008, 01:36 PM
Beer is horible for quenching your thirst

If you get drunk on it, perhaps, but it's refreshing and cooling in moderation. Perfect for a parched throat after a spirited game of basketball, yardwork, etc.

abachler
06-26-2008, 02:29 PM
Bah, a bottle of water and a mota de mota is better for you.

medievalelks
06-26-2008, 02:55 PM
What's a "mota de mota"?