I took a bunch of our ripe ghost peppers and decided to pickle them. I combined them with a variety of other peppers we had lying around. Habenero, chili, bell, and banana.
I carefully chopped the ghost peppers while wearing latex gloves but even that couldn’t protect me. I could feel my eyes starting to water as I chopped them but them the recipe had me cook them in brine and that was when it got really bad. I was sneezing and coughing. I could actually taste the spiciness from just the steam from cooking them. It was good that the minion was in another room while I was doing this. When I was done, I still had some hot pepper oils on my hand even though I had been wearing gloves the whole time. Intense. At least I got some pretty jars from it!
Moral of the story: be really careful with ghost peppers.