Meet The Man Behind The Carolina Reaper
I was fortunate to meet Smokin' Ed last November when he came to Phoenix for the AZ Hot Sauce Expo. During the event, I went by his booth (PucketButt Pepper Company) and had a lengthy conversation with him about Carolina Reaper production, since I was harvesting my own Reaper at the time. A couple hours passed and Ed and I ended up standing near each other as contestants for the hot wing competition. Right before the competition began Ed brought out diced Carolina Reapers and proceeded to add them to everyone's plate for some extra heat. I ended up winning the competition, but could not handle the heat as well as Smokin' Ed can.