I decided to take a crack at ABT's today and got a good education about making these little bombs. The first lesson I learned was that one should put on a haz mat suit before beginning any work. When it came to the coring, I thought I was on to something with my wife's Pampered Chef strawberry cap remover for cleaning out the inside. But as I was to learn later, it didn't get all the hot stuff out of the tip. Once they peppers were cored, I made my stuffing mix. Before capping with my bacon, I nuked the bacon in the microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes. Once capped with the bacon, I put it on the smoker at 230 degrees for about an hour and a half. For a first timer, they were pretty tasty but the tips were very HOT!