e Bhut Jolokia rated at more than one million Scoville heat units
on the scale used to measure the heat of chilli is dried and soaked in alcohol to intensify the heat.
The heat of a pepper is measured in Scoville Heat Units
To put it another way - the heat units
from the hottest jalapeno accounts for less than one percent of the heat units
contained within the mildest ghost pepper.
Scoville Heat Units
, the amount of water needed for dilution before chilli heat is nil.
Piquin peppers are also not as hot: Tabasco peppers rank near the top of the scale in terms of spiciness--30,000 to 50,000 heat units
(HU's) on the Scoville scale, which was developed by Wilbur Scoville in 1912 as a test to measure the hotness of different peppers.