1. These are the peppers that I call "Charlie" peppers, they're the same as those I grow on the boat. I actually found them, pickled, at an Asian supermarket I frequent. Pickled, they've still got great flavor, but only a 10 minute afterburn, while a fresh pepper will burn almost twice as long, and be a little hotter. Fell free to substitute any hot pepper.
2. Place the root beer, blacken, and minced peppers in a pot, Cook over high heat until the liquid is reduced to 1/4 cup. Set it aside to cool.