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Sneak Peek: NEW Article: The Science Of Peppercorns

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  • Pequod
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    Over at the KK forum, Tasmanian Pepper has been dubbed "Purple Crack"...because it really is that good and addicting.

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  • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
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    saved me a lot of words I like the article very much, and it makes me miss the peppercorn trees my grandma had growing. The best part is, I discovered at LEAST 3 pepper varieties I never knew about and will be seeking to try in the future.

  • RonB
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    Hmmm - a hot topic.

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  • NapMaster
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    I'll comment a little about the term "science" so everyone might understand how the article can be viewed as science.

    Scientific literature can be split into two large groups. Those would be descriptive science and the other is hypothesis driven. The best example of the later, on the pit I can think of is the smoke ring on meat. Somebody back in the day thought the smoke ring was caused by the visible smoke we generate in our grills. It was probably accepted as dogma for years, perhaps centuries. One day someone questioned that dogma. They formed a hypothesis that could then be tested via an experiment/experiments. Well they figured out that the visible smoke has nothing to do with the smoke ring. Via more questions and hypotheses they figured out the smoke ring is caused by a combustion product, nitric oxide (NO) as it reacts with the meat. So, dogma busted, science prevails and at least many of us know the final truth.

    Descriptive science can take many forms but probably is best regularly seen in the journal Nature. Nature is one of, if not , the top scientific journal in the world. If a scientist gets published in Nature, he or she is the big guy or gal around campus. There are many articles in Nature that are strictly descriptive. I have a colleague who was rooting around in the leaf litter in Borneo. He made the cover of Nature with several new species of varmints he found. Very cool!!!

    So, the peppercorn article, along with many other articles in the pit are descriptive and can be viewed as scientific literature. The depth of each varies along with the amount of prose. Additionally, these articles are targeting the masses. Easy, enjoyable reading with some science mixed in.

    Hopefully, these descriptive or hypothesis driven articles will stimulate everyone to think, question, and be healthy skeptics. These are the foundations of science.

    If you enjoy astronomy, you should read about the "canals" on Mars. Descriptive science at it's best where many could see the canals but rarely did anyone agree on where they were on the planet. I'll leave the surprising punch line/ facts to those that want an interesting read.

    Sorry for the long diatribe. Rhett

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  • holehogg
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    Pepper definitely my most favourite spice.

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  • NapMaster
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    It was a interesting read. He described a few oddball "pepper" corns that I'd like to try. Maybe after my nap.😔

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  • Jerod Broussard
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    It's aligned well with the other "Science of" articles on the website.

  • mgaretz
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    Nice article but I think it's mis-named as there is no real science there, just nice, detailed descriptions of the various styles of pepper.

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  • Mr. Bones
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    Cool article, Thanks!

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    Sneak Peek: NEW Article: The Science Of Peppercorns



    The Science of Peppercorns, by Dave Joachim
    https://amazingribs.com/bbq-grilling...ce-peppercorns


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