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Posted by Chuleta512 Texas (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 24, 13 at 16:16

Over the last few years i have been growing a variety of hot peppers. I have grown a reputation in my neighborhood for creating some of the hottest peppers my friends and family have ever had. I use all my peppers for meals and such this is how they know. my main question is if there are any ways avalible to put a number on how hot my peppers are on the Skovel scale. Maybe an at home kit to measure my little firery beasts?

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RE: Pepper player

Sorry, I Can't Answer Your Question About The Scoville Scale home Kit, But Which Types Of Peppers Do You Grow? Just Curious. Perhaps We Can Put A Ballpark Number On It For You.

RE: Pepper player

I've got ghost and scorpions along with habanero I would mainly like to be able to just rate them by a scale number. Bit of a need when it come to science so was mainly trying to find a way to geek out and put a physical number on my peppers not just what the web will tell you what they range by. Thanks for the input tho. Greatly appreciated :)

RE: Pepper player

  • Posted by robeb Kansas City area (My Page) on
    Wed, Mar 27, 13 at 15:27

If money's not an object you could purchase a High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph. You might find a used one for around 5 grand on Craig's list...

RE: Pepper player

Ok great thanks for the info. :)

RE: Pepper player

$300 bucks gets you this

Read the PDF as additional items are needed for the test kit


Here is a link that might be useful: Capsaicin Kit

This post was edited by habjolokia on Wed, Mar 27, 13 at 17:52

RE: Pepper player

Scoville numbers were originally assigned by human experiments. Tasters would rate the level of heat-inducing chemicals at various levels of dilution. Nowadays they use a chromatograph.

See the link for a list of where various well known peppers rate on the scale.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wikipedia 'Scoville scale'

RE: Pepper player

The periodic table, btw, is a little out of date.

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