Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Happy Holidays!

The first holiday of my holiday season has come and gone. with all the hustle and bustle around here I haven't been to strict on myself with keeping up with the blog posts. So, I apologize to all the folks who came buy expecting new things after the recipe page launched, which I hope everyone is enjoying.

As for whats coming I'll be posting some infographics once all the compiling of the information required is complete. So more big things are coming soon.

 From all of us here at Big Diehl Peppers. I extend this greeting to anyone and everyone, of all faiths and creeds, to all walks of life, We wish you all the happiest of holidays this season.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Coming Soon to Big Diehl Peppers

Thats right everyone the anticipated recipe page will finally be here this friday.
Recipes from friends, family and others will give anyone who wants to try some of my blends a couple fun and delicious ideas on how to use them. Be sure to remember all the blends are able to be used as you would crushed red pepper as well. So there are definitely multitudes of flavor coming you're way. Are you excited? I know I am. I've been waiting to post the recipe pages for months!
Prepare your mouths and your kitchens because this is the biggest update our blog has done so far.

But for now I'll leave you all with this

Because this update is gonna be pretty crazy!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

New peppers?

Are there any peppers you all would like me to grow this next season?
Or perhaps ones that you want to see implemented into a grinds?

So far included in current flavors I have:

  • Jalapeño
  • Habanero
  • Poblano
  • Cherry Bomb
  • Cayenne

I also Have a supply of:

  • Cubanelle
  • Hungarian Wax
  • Hot Banana
  • Ghost
  • Trinidad Scorpion
  • Bell

And plan on getting some:

  • Carolina Reaper
  • Sweet Pickle
  • Explosive Ember
  • Big Jim
  • Pasilla Bajio-chilaca
  • Black Pearl
  • Bolivian Rainbow
  • Aleppo

Just like this picture
I want to get a large spectrum of pepper flavors into my products.

Are there any other peppers I should try?
Perhaps some of you chili heads out there could give me a hand in getting my mitts 
on some of these seeds?
 If anyone can help I'd be greatly appreciative. 
From all of us here at Big Diehl Peppers have a great day and keep it spicy.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Gaps in the Heat Scale.. Whats Next for Big Diehl

Right now I have a 1,2,3,4 and 5. In the works I have a potential 6 and 7.
My heat scale is hopefully gonna top out at 10 once I can get the required peppers.
The spectrum of flavors that I use are smoky sweet and spicy of course. Although, each pepper has a slightly different take on those flavors. for instance the sweetness of a habanero is a lot different than the sweetness of a cubanelle. Not just in overall sweet factor but the quality of sweet. Habaneros have a floral, citrus like sweetness. While cubanelles when dried are almost like sticks of slightly pepper tasting sugar


 What I've heard from the pepper lovers is that they are very eager to try new things, since the world's hottest pepper changes every few years chili heads are used to change and accept it willingly.

Smokey is a big favorite. Out of all my peppers poblano gets the most praise for flavor its smoky spicy sweetness is like BBQ with a kick.  Soon i'll be purchasing some wood chips and a smoke box to use in my charcoal grill to smoke some peppers, like the poblano. Someday, I hope to have a full line of flavors in both  smoked and unsmoked varieties.


Something Sweet? I've been mulling this one around in the ole noodle for quite a bit and I think my best most flavorful pepper to use is the cubanelle. I've made a couple of test batches and my  friends (aka test subjects) have responded quite well.


What I really want from my flavors is to show people that there is more to spicy food than just burning some layers of the inside on your mouth, while I do have in the works a few flame throwers. I want to show that peppers various flavors can be utilized more effectively just like fine wines are blended to become something new and flavorful.

I hope everyone has a great day and  keeps things spicy

Monday, October 6, 2014

When Will the Recipe Page Launch?

I've been listening to my customers and potential customers,
and they're saying they want recipes.

So I've started gathering many different types of recipes from family, friends and even some professionals. We got recipes lined up from culinary delights, to the hunters field to bring you a variety of different dishes to use my pepper grinds in.

I hope to launch the recipes page before thanksgiving,
or just as soon as I get all the content from my chef's.

This weekend my wife and I are going to be making a few
recipes for the page ourselves, for the Big Diehl's Kitchen page.
I really hope you guys give them a try and enjoy them thoroughly.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Growing Season Comes to an End – How it Went and What is Store for Next Year?

The Steps Garden

Everything on the steps garden started out in a tall Green House that we bough from Tractor Supply- It was really good quality and I do recommend it as a starter house- but since we moved to the top of a huge hill we have had to deal with some crazy amount of wind and it would not remain standing no matter how many heavy rocks we stuck in it.

Line up on the right side
Line up on the left side

Dragon Cayenne and Cajun Bell

Aquaponics Out-put

I had set up an aquaponics Garden about 1.5 years ago when I lived in a much smaller apartment with very low light, When they were in the tank one of the plants had a few very shriveled peppers but none produced any good crop.


I moved everything into dirt at the beginning of this year only to get a very few more small stunted peppers, My system apparently needs much more work and when my wife and I purchase our own home we hope to set up a very large system and get the kinks all worked out. Since I'm a novice at this whole aquaponics thing is there anyone who could  give me any insight to make it more successful? 
This is a conglomeration of pepper plants- all of these were the ones
that I originally had in my aquaponics system. It looks like there is maybe a banana pepper, a jalapeño, and maybe a cayenne.  

This represents my first summer/year, we had a few set-backs mainly low crop out-put and wind storms, also found that some peppers are pretty sensitive to the size of their pots.

My Dragon cayenne did really well so we will be keeping it inside for the winter along with a few other small peppered plants that just keep spitting out peppers.

Next year we'll be at out at our friends house, where we are turning a good chunk of their yard (55X40) into a garden. I'll have ample space for my peppers and they'll be doing a huge vegetable garden- that they hope to sell from eventually

So wish all us luck!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Adding Big Diehl to your Home Screen (iPhone)

Any of you folks out there that wanna check this out on the go and just can't get enough of the goings on around here at Big Diehl Peppers you're in luck. 

Todays post is gonna show you how to add my page to your iPhone's home screen.

 First here is your home screen.

 Access my blog via your internet browser.
Then hit that little box with the upward pointing arrow.

 Then just simply select add to home screen.

 Here you can easily change the title you want it to have, for simplicities sake, I'll leave it the way it is.

Then there you have it. It's a fast simple way to keep up with us here at Big Diehl Peppers.

I hope everyone enjoyed our little how to.
From all of us here at Big Diehl Peppers. Have a great day and keep on growing.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Follow Big Diehl Peppers

Located on the right side of the page

Following by e-mail is the most simple and straight forward way to follow us, you'll get updates when I post new pepper information and will be able to keep up with all the delicious new developments to Big Diehl Peppers. 

Share button is also located on the
right side of the page but the direct
link to the Facebook page is along the
top of the page

Follow us on FaceBook, everyone is addicted to facebooking anyway so  adding us there is super simple- and Don't forget to share our posts to spread the word of spicy goodness.
We post to FB every time we update the blog, so you won't miss out.

This is what it looks like before you join

This is what it looks like after you join

You can also follow us on Google+, if your into that sort of thing.

Monday, September 22, 2014

First Wish List Gift

My great friend Josh Hoover just informed me he got me a gift from my Amazon wish list.

Thanks man it'll be a great help. 

Anyone who wants to help me out, please feel free to check out my wish list like my pal Josh.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Grow Light Backdrop

My loving wife created a beautiful backdrop in her office for my grow light. 
I thought that maybe all of you folks would like to have a look see.

 Big dreams are how this whole thing got started.

 If I was a pepper I'd dream of being a fire breathing dragon. 
Heck, I'm not a pepper and I dream of that now.

Finally, we see the whole picture and the way my grow light and stand
 will be set up so I can get a jump on the next seasons produce.

There you have it. Big dreams and a little growing station. Thats all I have for you folks today here at Big Diehl Peppers. I hope your day is a great and spicy one.

Monday, September 15, 2014

The New Grow Light

A few weeks ago i made a post about
the Grow light that I bought.
The Dirt Genius has been had a pretty easy set up and seems like
its very sturdy, so far I'm a happy customer.

Me with my new toys
This is the hydrofarm brand  timer we bought so that we could control precisely the time
we want the light to be on. It works in 15 min increments and seems good quality.

I'm setting this up right in the middle of my 'step' garden


I chose to set it up in my wife's office because there's no chance of through traffic bumping it, Later when I set the shelves up I'll take a few more pictures.

So this will allow me to start seeds in jan/feb, and to keep some of my peppers alive during the winter. This combined with my generous friends offer to utilize their yard as a giant garden is going to make for a huge increase in pepper production.

And overall I am very satisfied with the light and timer- I'll be posting more pictures when we set up the area around the light

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pepper Farm Festival

Just got back from the Pepper Farm Festival (Facebook Here) and It was absolutely spice-tacular, I learned and saw so much, and of course tasted everything all of the food was amazing. Plus there were blacksmiths, Live music and great people. I will definitely be going back and I'm thinking about getting a book next year.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Caitlin asks

Which of your flavors is the spiciest? I've been dying for something with a big kick that isn't sriracha.

Well, Caitlin currently our hottest is my Heat wave blend. It's a blend of habanero, jalapeño, and cherry bomb. It has waves of flavor and a tide of heat. 

I'm also, working on some hotter things utilizing those famous superhots peppers but nothing is currently ready for sale. But, it's coming.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sample Business Cards

I was sitting with my friend Mike one day and he gave me a great idea,
business cards with Sample bags attached

So, I've attached little pouches of wing night (our most popular blend)
 to a stack of business cards, now people can get a free sample and check out our blog.
Sounds like a win-win to me.

So anyone who buys any of my products will be getting a business card, a handwritten letter(as long as I have time), some cool pepper stickers, and a free sample of wing night. Thats how we at Big Diehl Peppers spice up business.

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Big Diehl Wish List

A few people have asked how they could help me out, so if any of you would like to help this business grow I have put together a Amazon Wish List for anyone to look at, Every little bit will help me grow this little business. Thank You so much!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hot New Fliers

Soon, to a telephone pole near you!

What do you guys think? Funny right?, 
If anyone has any more fun pepper lines let me know. 
I might even make it into your very own Flier.
And If anyone knows of some prime real estate
for one of these puppys I'd greatly appreciate the heads-up!

Monday, August 25, 2014

NEW Grow Light

Just bought a Grow light, We'll see how this works
 - I'll update you when it arrives.

For now Just know that I have some more blends in the works 
AND I'm very close to getting up on amazon! See Ya There!

Friday, July 18, 2014

New Stock and Craigslist

I've made a new batch of grinds and  my loving wife has made a post advertising on the pittsburgh craiglist, to try and get the word out to a new crop of people. The stock includes large batches of each of my five original flavors: Rocky's Mild Grind, Wild Mild, Wing Night, Smoke Bomb and Heat Wave.
I recently helped clear out a patch of land to make room for a garden for next season. Hopefully within the next week i'll have photos and be able to break ground and till the new garden space. I'll keep all you Chili Heads Posted

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Soon big things are coming

Sorry for the lapse in posting folks. Now I'm back and have more stock than ever. On top of that, plans are in the works for a garden to supply my blends with fresh homegrown peppers. Those secret new blends are almost ready for the public. these ones will be for folks that want some sweet with their spicy. Well, thats all I have to report for now. but check back to this post later I plan on adding some pics of various things soon

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

All Stocked Up!!!

Hey everybody, its Big Diehl of BigDiehlPeppers
I just finished making my first full batch of flavors. Its a very limited quantity but more than enough to spread the flavor out amongst you folks that would like to give'em a try. 

I also have new big diehl peppers buttons  selling for $2 each

Whoever buys the last of my inventory gets 1/2 off their next bottle and a free button.

My flavors are as follows

Heat Wave (Hot)

Smoke Bomb (Smoky-Hot)

Wild Mild (Mild-Hot)

Rocky's Mild Grind (Smoky-Mild)

Wing Night (Smoky-Mild)

Each bottle sells for $10

Thats just the beginning I have new flavors in store for you guys that are in the testing phase.  I'll produce them in number if this round of taste tests go well and I sell all of my current inventory

Delicious things are coming
and its definitely a Big Diehl