The fancy Guinness paper mentions Winthrop University but I can't find any data anywhere. Does anybody have a link to the tests? I feel like something this big would be public somewhere. I mean, not that I've ever seen any data on The Reaper, or a consistent story as to it's parents.
Anyway, I'll believe it more if I can see the data. Better yet, I'd believe it more if it were tested somewhere besides the same place that had students test the Reaper.
His history with literally everything shows that he is more than happy to do and say things that skirt truth. He knows now that the people who are on his side will keep him going no matter what comes out.I don't want to start any trouble but I don't think Ed would go public with this if it wasn't true. It doesn't make any sense to put something out this totally fake. It would ruin his company instantly if he did that. My point being there was no reason for him to fake anything imho.
His history with literally everything shows that he is more than happy to do and say things that skirt truth. He knows now that the people who are on his side will keep him going no matter what comes out.
My only point is, let's see the data. That's an extremely unlikely test result from any pod, much less a mustard.
Do you know of any kind of 'best tasting peppers list' kind of threads that you could direct me to?The quest for the hottest pepper seems pointless to me.
Businesses will take the hottest pepper, and then create various products that contain only a tiny trace of the pepper, and market it as something extreme, even when the final products are milder than a jalapeño.
Vote with your dollars by not buying the seeds or products. Consume peppers that were selectively bred to taste good. If you want it hotter, use more pepper.
Have not seen the actual data yet anywhere. Mind you the this was just announced yesterday. Guinness does it's own testing, and works on the average. Short of padding pockets, or insider buddies. They only way I see funny business could happen would be cherry picked samples, or his claims that this is stable at this heat level.
We will only really be able to tell when the seeds get into 3rd party hands, and people can test for their own.
Guinness doesn't do testing of its own and the fancy certificate says it was tested at Winthrop University (the same place that verifies the Reaper all those years ago, oh and that was done by students) in August so the data is out there somewhere.
Heck, I should just email the University. Forget waiting haha.
If he really wanted to silence people like me he could send it to Southwest Bio Labs or CPI, but his buddies are all at Winthrop.
Cant say much about "skirting the truth" other than he got screwed on the Carolina reaper and is holding all access to Pepper X very tight. He is not required to answer anyones question posted on any forum. If you called up KFC headquarters and asked for the recipe for their 11 Herbs and Spices, do you think they would just read 'em off to you? It's called 'proprietary'...
Anyway, back to Ed....I feel he is one of very few growers who do things the right way. He doesn't hype before a release. They are not even selling seeds at this point.
Sure is an ugly little thing...yellow/green...
I'm so sick of this guy that I can't even reply anymore. We've known more about him than this post for a decade and I just have to deal with the fact that this charlatan isn't going anywhere.
Doesn't hype. Okay, Hot Ones was no hype. Ed is a marketing whiz. Pepper scientist he is not.