I'm pretty new to The Hot Pepper (I just joined a couple months ago). In the "Welcome!" forum, I was telling everyone a bit about myself and I mentioned that one of my goals for 2019 was to break a Guinness World Record for Hot Pepper Eating. A few people told me to keep them posted, so here's an update:
My first event was January 26th. My new buddy, Fenyx Fyre, and I decide we'd team up to do a couple Guinness Records at a charity event we created called "An Evening of Heat." My record was for Fastest Time to Eat Three Ghost Peppers and his was Most Flames Blown in 30 Seconds (he's a Thrillshow performer). We had a prelim wing eating competition in between our attempts for Heatwave Hot Sauce Expo and we collected donations of warm clothing for the homeless. The time to beat for Fastest Time to Eat Three Ghost Peppers was 16.15 seconds. The record was set by Jason McNabb who also holds the record for Fastest Time to Eat Three Carolina Reapers and at one time held the record for Most Ghost Peppers Eaten in Two Minutes (he was beaten by LA Beast who was then beaten by Giancarlo Gasparatto). I broke the record by finishing in 9.75 seconds! Fenyx Frye blew 60 flames in 30 seconds.
My second Guinness attempt was last weekend at Heatwave Hot Sauce Expo. I went for Most Ghost Peppers Eaten in One Minute. TBH, this was a record Guinness had available for people to attempt, but there was no record set yet. They set the bar at 30 grams and I ended up eating 97 grams! I wasn't sure how I'd do but my goal was 80 grams, so I beat my goal. This puts me in a good spot to attempt Most Ghost Peppers in Two Minutes since the record for that is 146 grams. It would be a dream to hold a record once held by LA Beast and Giancarlo Gasparatto. Those guys are two of heroes!
I don't think I'm ready for the Most Carolina Reapers in One Minute yet since that record is 120 grams but maybe with more practice I can get there. I have a really good tolerance for heat, but I've only been speed eating for a few months. I understand what I'm lacking in technique and I think I just need practice to get there. There are a few other Guinness records I'm going to go for in the mean time like Fastest Time to Eat 10 Ghost Peppers and Fastest Time to Eat Three Carolina Reapers.
My records are actually still under Guinness review, so they aren't official yet, but I'm sure I followed all the rules, so they should get back to me in a couple months. If you want to check out my videos, they're posted on YouTube.com/HotReviews. I'll keep you updated.
Wish me luck!