Ghost Chilis (Bhut Jolokia) have gotten a lot of press recently and are kinda the hip thing going in the hot chili circles. Standard issue is to use them in a hot sauce or eat them raw and film it. They have been called the hottest pepper in the world, but people will argue back and forth about it. I figure once you are above 1 million Scoville Units the only people that care are nerds on the internet. If you want to learn more about this chili pepper I suggest the wiki entry as a good starting point.
We have managed to get ahold of some ghost chili FLAKES. They don’t get used in dry form very often, so this is a pretty unique jar of spice rub. We use 1 tablespoon of flakes in 2 lbs of standard West3 Rub. This is enough to give a substantial boost in the heat department, but not blister your tongue and drown out the other flavors.
How does the taste compare to the original West3 Spice rub?
Comparing them is like comparing thin crust pizza and Chicago Deep Dish. Some argue back and forth, but really they are two completely different foods that share parts of an ingredient list. Whereas the original was a smokey sweet BBQ based flavor, the chili flakes bring the dried herbs to the front of the flavor bus. Ghost Chili flakes change it into something close to a Jamaican Jerk rub. Strong herb flavor with a sweetness and heat at the end. It is really tasty.
You know what to rub it on! GET SOME