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I'm planning a chili pepper degustation together with some friends who are likewise interested in cooking.
We're planning to taste a number of different peppers both to better understand when to prefer one over the other and simply because it's a fun idea.
We'll be working our way up in hotness and inevitably everyone will reach their limit of acceptable hotness.
Is there any food or beverage that can be consumed to lessen the effects of chili pepper once someone has reached their limits?
As a counter example I've heard drinking water is a bad idea, as it helps break down remaining pieces of pepper which will in turn make you feel the taste more.
Not to be confused with this question that asks how to reduce chili pepper hotness prior to eating, I'm looking for a remedy for after eating the pepper.