I'm having a hard time finding a good recipe for making some spicy carrots, mini cucumbers, and the like. I've tried with white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, boiling with peppercorns, mustard seeds, habanero peppers to the boil, adding jalapeno peppers. I tried Alton Brown's FIRECRACKER carrots, but no heat in the taste. I just can;t seem to find something I like. My tests have the taste more of the vinegars. Any help is appreciated.