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Old September 10, 2017   #7
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Originally Posted by clkeiper View Post
Is there a way to determine scovilles in a pepper you grow yourself? or is this some scientific measurement that no one can do on their own other than to taste and die?
Nope. Taste and hope you don't die.

SHU is measured nowadays with a mass spectrometer, but there's still a controversy about what you measure: a single pod? samples of a single crop? samples of the variety from several locations? one year?

The touch-to-tongue method is more meaningful anyway.

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