skonings at post.its.mcw.edu
Thu Nov 10 14:48:11 EST 1994
: Just my two cents. Capsicum is actually any pepper of the genus "Capsicum"
: which is of the nightshade family. Here in Austrlia capsicum usually refers to
: what North Americans call bell pepper. Capasaicin can be isolated from various
: "Capsicums". It is a phenolic amide C18H27NO3.
: If you really want to make something SUPER hot, do an EtOH extraction
: of habejeros (sp?). This can be evaporated and concetrated further. The other
: wonder thing about this EtOH-hot sauce is that the ethanol breaks down mucosal
: barriers in the mouth, thus bypassing this protective effect. Be careful
: though, even smelling this stuff can make your nose burn. How do I know you
: ask? I made some. Never could eat it though. It was too damn painful.
: Allen Black
: Dept. of Pathology
: Univ. of Newcastle
Maybe this EtOH extraction explains the chili-beer that is available.
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