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Old 10-07-2010, 08:27 PM   #11
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Do you think they are hotter than Serrano's?
According to the Scoville Organoleptic Test, Serranos test out with a heat range of 8,000 ~ 22,000 while the waxy pepper tests at 5,000 ~ 9,000.

What does this mean?

Pungency is measured in units of 100 with the sweet bell and banana having a heat factor of zero while pure Capsaicin "weighs in" at a mouth searing 15-16,000,000.

So to scientifically answer your question, Serranos test hotter than the Hungarian Waxed.


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Old 10-08-2010, 07:25 PM   #12
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I found this list online where Habanero is the hottest and Bell Pepper is the most mild. The grocery store has these waxy hungarian peppers. Where do they fall into this list? thanks. I peeked online, but I'm not having any luck so far.


Habanero
Thai
Chiltecpin
Santaka
Tabasco
Chilipiquin
Cayenne
Serrano
Chile de Arbol
Jalapeno
Ancho Poblano
Anaheim
Bell Pepper

Do not forget to put Ghost or Bhut Jolokia at the very very top of the list. A Habanero is second best to that pepper.

An Italian Roaster pepper can go just above the Bell Pepper on the heat score.
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One thing to remember about all peppers is that they are very inconsistent. I've bought Hungarians that were so mild they disappointed me, and I've bought them so hot my friends couldn't eat them. Even when growing peppers of various kinds (and yes, the Hungarian ones), I've eaten them off the plant with extreme variations of heat. To me, you really have to remember to taste as you cook, especially if your friends and family have heat issues.
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One thing to remember about all peppers is that they are very inconsistent. I've bought Hungarians that were so mild they disappointed me, and I've bought them so hot my friends couldn't eat them. Even when growing peppers of various kinds (and yes, the Hungarian ones), I've eaten them off the plant with extreme variations of heat. To me, you really have to remember to taste as you cook, especially if your friends and family have heat issues.
Growing conditions will determine how hot a pepper gets, how much sunlight the pepper gets, etc...
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Old 10-11-2010, 01:41 AM   #15
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i would agree that hungarian hot wax peppers are generally somewhere between jalapeno and cayenne.

the ones i grew this summer, a very hot and dry summer, were on the hotter end of their range.

my son thought they were the same as the sweet bananas peppers that i grew last year. he ran screaming from the garden, rinsing his mouth with the hose until i brought him buttered bread. he's learned to ask before he eats things he picks, lol.
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