Scoville Heat Unit's

Bill_Missy(8b)July 13, 2014

Hello guys,

I just found this page with what looks to me as the most complete SHU scale. Just thought I would share if you have not seen it before. I in no way agree or disagree with it, just posting as an information source.


Here is a link that might be useful: SHU Scale

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There are others, see link below.

I use them as reference points only as many things affect the perceived heat level of peppers.


Here is a link that might be useful: ChilliWorld_Scoville_Scale

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 1:03PM
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DMForcier(8 DFW)

It's a fun list but it looks like he took the highest number he could find for every pepper. For instance, Scorpions are estimated around 1.2M, not 2M. Fatalii around 250-300K, not 500K. Not even PJ claims 2.2M for the reaper.

I notice that there's no mention anywhere on the site about where he got the numbers.


    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 1:15PM
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The scale for the first link specifically mentioned he used the high heat scale.

I actually prefer this as I would rather not be surprised at the heat level. In other words, if I had to go one way or another, I'd rather have the heat be less intense than I expect rather than more intense.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 2:02PM
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DMForcier(8 DFW)

> "Below you will find the new pepper scale we are working on. It is completely sortable by name and high heat rating."

Is that what you are referring to? Does the phrase "high heat rating" state or imply anything about where he got the numbers? It does not.


This post was edited by DMForcier on Sun, Jul 13, 14 at 15:55

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 3:54PM
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