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What's the best palate/heat cleanser?

As you can imagine, we taste a TON of hot sauces. What's a good palate and heat cleanser? I can only drink so much milk in a day!

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Chew on a lime wedge, rind and all. The citric acid helps to neutralize the alkaline capsaicin oils.

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My teeth ache just thinking about that

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Original Poster1 point · 7 months ago

Never heard of that but going to have to try!

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2 points · 7 months ago

Beer. A nice strong Weizenbock (high ABV & capsaicin is alcohol-soluble + silky texture is easy on the tongue) does the job especially nicely.

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I ate raw scotch bonnets while intoxicated and it made my beer taste like Apple juice until we ran out. Win win

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1 point · 6 months ago

Oh, gross! Lol I would hate for my beer to taste like apple juice

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Never tried it with overly spicy food, but Ginger is used between types of sushi to cleanse the palate.

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Plain white bread or crackers

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