Alex starts off this episode by confirming that eating half of a Carolina Reaper with over 1.3 million Scoville units has the same euphoria and ‘reper-cussions’ as a whole one. This sets the the stage for some silly and salty science throw down with Lactobacillus.
Alex then wrecks more than just our Kias when he introduces his homemade hot sauce made from fermented Thai bird's eye chilis. We cool it down and keep it local with Finger Lakes Ice Wine (’12 Atwater Celsius). Once again, the wholesome and versatile Mason jar comes to our rescue.