I would lean more toward the inner membrane being the source on bitterness.
quote:No, but I do have one concern. I'm doing this work without gloves. Last time I dealt with peppers I washed my hands for a LONG time and when I popped my contact lenses in my eyes caught on fire.
I hope you don't feed them to the dogs.
I just licked my finger and didn't taste any heat. These things may not be as hot as the other peppers I dealt with.