Spice Drops

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motoeric
Hamburger
2008/04/07 18:50:12
Hi,

Does anyone know what the underlying philosophies are of the spice drops used by competitive chili cooks?

It seems that they have an initial drop after the chili first hits a boil, the heat is turned down and then there are drops every 30 minutes or so for roughly 2 hours.

Anyone familiar with this? Is the first drop the basics (salt, pepper, etc), the second mild spices and the last serious spices? Is there a method to the layering?

Thanks!

Eric Devlin
Saint Matt
Cheeseburger
RE: Spice Drops 2008/04/07 19:26:30
At first, I thought you meant these:

http://www.candywarehouse.com/spicedrops.html
motoeric
Hamburger
RE: Spice Drops 2008/04/08 12:32:19
Well, I do add some dark chocolate, but that's as crazy as I get.


Eric
UncleVic
Sirloin
RE: Spice Drops 2008/04/08 13:03:13
My guess is would be they cook down peppers and chilies to gather the oils. Maybe they add this in stages to maintain heat/flavor? I've never seen this done before, but it does tweak my curiosity now.