So, I am trying to use Pure Caspsaicin to add a little heat to some food. Now the pure Caspsaicin has come in crystal form they are Lipophilic so I have to use Glycerin to dilute it.
Now my issue.
The crystals are rated at 16 Million SHU. The food I am making I would like to have the heat around 30,000 SHU consistently. I am trying to find out how to do the math.
Assuming I use Glycerin to dissolve the crystals how do I know what the SHU rating would be after I mixed them. One is a liquid and one is a solid. Can I weight the crystals and add to a weight of liquid or a volume of liquid? Not sure how to measure the volume as they could be compacted or light and fluffy.
Let's assume that I can mix the two equal parts I have to assume that my SHU rating would drop from say 16 Million to 8 million SHU.
Assuming I add this to another liquid like water will it be diluted again or will it just be dispersed through out the food.
Any help would be appreciated.