*lol* I've had a bottle of Dave's Insanity sauce (the original - not Special Reserve) in my fridge for about 18 months. I've used it in chillis and very hot curries, but it's hard to judge the right quantity to use. In fact I'm not sure it should technically qualify as a foodstuff.Inhabitant said:
No need to worry about that:AndyX
I can't see how I'm going to use this stuff by the 'best before' date, but I'm scared to throw it away. Imagine some poor little animal on a land fill site slurping from the broken bottle.
I believe birds and chickens in particular don't have receptors for capsain, in fact I've heard that it is added to feed as a conditioner.Philo T said:No need to worry about that:
1. Animals are smarter than that. (Unlike some people).
2. Some animals routinely eat spicy plants -- they must have some sort of immunity.
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Not sure about the conditioner, but I've been told that if you put out food for birds, a bit of Tabasco sauce will keep off the squirrels and mice without putting off the birds as they can't taste it.Caroline said:I believe birds and chickens in particular don't have receptors for capsain, in fact I've heard that it is added to feed as a conditioner.
thanks Quicksilver, very useful info. The coke bottle idea could be a way forward. Think the ones I've got produce plants that need to be indoors the whole year in the UK, which suits me fine.Quicksilver said:I've grown chillis before, using the seeds from some naff wimpy green things from Sainsbury's.
They grew very well, I planted the seeds in a few pots and popped a modified pepsi bottle over them as a makeshift greenhouse and placed them on a south facing window cill.
When they grew to around 4 inches, I pricked them out into individual pots and put them under their own pepsi bottles until they were hardy enough to be naked on the widow cill during midsummer - the plants grew to around 1.5 feet and produced 8-10 fruits each.