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Post Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:19 pm
jayeffel well done
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Location: Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Not directly a grilling question, but it will fit someone's grilling experience. Anyone know a reasonable way to measure the heat of a hot pepper-jalepeno, habanero, scotch bonnet, etc.- without sacrificing your mouth? Maybe their is no way, just checking.

Reason I asked, I grew jalepeno and scotch bonnet this year. Both produced well, but the first times neither seemed to have any heat; the last batch at least jalepenos were hot= - a coworker who likes hot peppers could not handle them.
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Post Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:35 am
harry_canyon well done
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Location: Hayward, CA
I have no idea, but I'm interested in the answer!

Take care,

Derek
Always keep an open mind. But not so open that your brain falls out.

Post Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:16 am
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
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Location: Stoughton, WI
Ummm...get somebody else to try them? :wink:

Seriously, that's how the Scoville test first worked:
http://www.chilly.in/scoville_scale.htm

Brad

Post Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:15 pm
harry_canyon well done
well done

Posts: 612
Location: Hayward, CA
ScreamingChicken wrote:
Ummm...get somebody else to try them? :wink:

Seriously, that's how the Scoville test first worked:
http://www.chilly.in/scoville_scale.htm

Brad
True... But I'm surprised there hasn't been a more scientific determination yet. We need home capsaicin test kits! :P

Take care,

Derek
Always keep an open mind. But not so open that your brain falls out.


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