There are events that happen in our lives that define us. A new job, a first house, or falling in love. This isn’t one of those times. This is just going to be the time that you ate a really fucking hot taco.
THE GRITTY DETAILS
Stage Zero: What the hell is it?
Well, it is obviously a taco. More specifically it is a barbacoa taco intended to redefine your perception of what you think hot is. We were having a few beers with friends-of-the-brewery Rodrigo and Julio Cano of the Bien Trucha Group when we hatched this plan. Together with their insanely talented team they designed a salsa they’re calling El Culo del Diablo, which purely translates as ‘The Devil’s Ass.’ This salsa, described by the group as “pure scorpion venom” is made from End All IPA and features two of Earth’s hottest peppers, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion and the Carolina Reaper.
Stage One: The Nerdy Stuff
To fully grasp this you need to understand the basics of Scoville Heat Units or SHUs. One SHU is a measurement of chili heat equalling how much sugar-water is needed to be diluted into a chili pepper mash to get to the point where you no longer feel that heat. A habanero pepper, which was added to the salsa just for flavor, typically ranges in the 100,000–350,000 SHUs. The Trinidad Scorpion Moruga, known casually as the Scorpion Pepper, has clocked at 2,009,231 SHUs with the average pepper sitting at 1,463,700 SHUs. This gave it the distinction as Earth’s hottest pepper until 2013 when along came this little destroyer of worlds. The official Guinness World Record for the Carolina Reaper is set at 1,569,300 SHUs, but it is important to note that record is set on an average with the hottest known Reaper hitting 2,200,000 SHUs. Known for its distinct stinger tail which is unlike any other pepper known to the natural world, the Carolina Reaper has been described as having a fruity taste, with the initial bite being sweet and then immediately turning to molten lava.
Stage Two: The Challenge
On February 23rd starting at 5PM we encourage you to come out and eat a taco. For $6 we’ll provide you with a can of End All IPA and the End All Taco. We encourage you to record yourself and share with your family and friends as the heat never stops building, but you’re your own person. Who the hell are we to tell you what to do?
For the weak-willed we’ll have some incredible “normal” tacos on hand from Quiubo along with guacamole and chips. Also water, which you can do your own research as to if that helps or not, and plenty of beer.
Stage Three: The Waiver
This is actually prior to Stage Two but holding someone’s attention these days while talking about legal shit is a challenge, so we simply put it further down in the post for those that don’t get this far because they’re rushing over to r/wheredidthesodago. We’re going to have you sign this waiver, which is still under review by our legal team. This is so that everyone is on the same page regarding your voluntary participation in eating what we’ve described above.
The goal we have at Solemn Oath is simple. And maybe someday you will figure out what that goal really is. We’re going to change the world, probably. Enjoy.