1 serrano for 1 gallon of mead, I wonder how many chile pequenes it would take? The scoville rating for a serrano is 5,000 to 15,000 and chile pequenes run from 30,000 to 50,000. I know looks can be deceiving but I have a hard time wrapping my brain around the notion of 1 little chile pequene for a couple of gallons of mead. I have about 8 chile pequene plant growing, so of course I would like to use them instead of the serrano. What do y'all think?