Currie tests different combinations of food, water, and mineral intake to see which one creates the hottest pepper. And he thinks he’s found it. Right now he calls the pepper HP22B. Guinness World Records officials are looking at the pepper to see if it is indeed the world’s hottest.
So he's testing for environmental factors that push a chili to its max... Which means that on top of the variability of a variety, without the knowledge of his growing conditions, its improbable that we'd ever be able to grow something in the same heat ballpark... Which is kind of dissapointing.
The environment might force extra capsaicinoids into each pepper. But unless the environment can be duplicated our mileage will vary.
At the same time, the mildly exciting part is that if they ever release their methods for pushing a pepper to produce at its peak potential using environmental preasures, we can push other peppers in the same way.
All in all its cool