Anxious to pickle up the banana peppers, I began the process eagerly. After an unwise choice of not wearing gloves when cutting up some hot peppers several years ago, I am very careful to slip them on even for jalapenos. Did I consider wearing them for the banana peppers? Yes I did, however, how hot can banana peppers be?
After slicing 3 quarts of them, my hands began to feel very warm. I touched one of my fingers to my tongue (quick test to determine pepper heat, not exactly the smartest way) and wow, I knew I was in trouble. The rest of the evening was spent attempting to remove the heat from my fingertips and scolding myself for not using a little more