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Kickin’ in the Kitchen

Sam and I cooked up 48 bottles of Hot Sauce today, 32 of it Jigsaw!! We also came up with a new recipe using the amazing Devil’s Nagabrain Pepper (1.5 million scoville .. Hotter than Ghost Peppers). Smoked Paprika and some Chipotle Powder provided and amazing smokey flavor!! Coming soon ….

Devil’s Nagabrin
Sam keeping things organized and moving along .. she’s a Pepper Hurricane!!!

Today’s Work!!

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Is that the Sun I see?

Wow! The 2019 grow season has started off really rough. Not warming up or drying out near as fast as last year .. Grrrrr! And while I had virtually no sign of Aphids (the pepper grower’s nemesis) last year, this year they are back with a vengeance. I am finally getting a grip on them but we’ll see a big difference in this years production. A number of growers in the area are experiencing similar issues. Luckily it takes few peppers to make Hot Sauce, especially when they are these SuperHots, so we’ll still be brewing up lots of great Hot Sauce for our many fans!

Our Dorset Naga, Green Ghost & Jigsaw Hot Sauces have been very popular as have the new varieties I’ve been sampling out. The Faces XX, a very hot recipe, has been especially popular, as has the Jabba da Hutt, Bahamian Goat & Sugar Rush. I’ll be adding most if not all to the production line this year. I’m also working on a Devil’s Tongue recipe that will be Triple Hot, eclipsing the Faces XX for the Hottest sauce we have.

We’ve also added some heavy hitters this year like the legendary Carolina Reaper (Hottest Pepper in the World) and the Purple Reaper. Also a number Scorpion varieties like Apocalypse Scorpion, Leviathan Gnarly Scorpion and Jay’s Peach Ghost Scorpion and Red Ghost Scorpion. These are all of a much different flavor profile than our current products so that’s very exciting.

We’re also working on a BBQ Sauce, spicy of course, and a canned Salsa to add to our product line.

Keep it Spicy Tacoma!


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New Web Hosting!

I’ve moved my Websites from GoDaddy to DreamHost, and wow I’m happy. What an amazing company. Way more bang for the buck and everything I need included .. no more “xtra” charges!! It may take a few days to get it fully dialed in, but we’re up and running.

Thanks, Steve

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2019 Crop Update

Posted on January 29, 20192

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Stephen Mashburn

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Wow, what a season this is going to be. It’s always a balancing act figuring out when to plant for the next season. Hot Peppers are traditionally slow to start so it has to be early. I’ve been too early and too late in the past. Too late being worse since the season can end before they really produce .. a big waste. But too early can create issues as well as plants can get too big for the Greenhouse and the weather is still too cold to move them out. 

I don’t believe I will be too late at all this year, my starts are doing amazingly well. Here are the better starts of the 120+ transplanted into Solo cups. There are still another 80 or so in the Jiffy pellet starter trays.

For perspective, the first pic is from 1/1/2019.

Jan 1st seedlings start to emerge ..
Jan 29th, oh my!!