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Mark
09-08-2009, 09:21 AM
First step: pick and rinse a $hitload of peppers. The first picture shows japs, rocoto's and hot cherry peppers; basically, everything that was rep/ripe that day.

Second step, remove stems. I do this by simultanoeusly crushing the pepper while yanking on the stem. This step also doubles the surface area which means less drying time.

Third step, load the smoker(s). I employed both my UDS and my Bandera.
1 big round tray in my UDS and 4 rectangular trays in my Bandera.

Fourth step, smoke/dry until the peppers are leathery. This took about 10 hours at 150 to 200 deg. F.

Fifth step, dry in the oven at about 150 Deg. F. until crisp. This went on overnight.

Final step, process in a blender with short pulses into the final product; a flakey powder that about halfway filled up a gallon ziplock bag

bigabyte
09-08-2009, 09:31 AM
NICE!!!:cool:

ams14
09-08-2009, 09:36 AM
Nice work! I have a half-bushell in the smoker as we speak!

Markbb
09-08-2009, 09:59 AM
That is a bag of goodness.....do leave the seed or do you partical deseed the peppers..

chambersuac
09-08-2009, 10:04 AM
very nice!

Phubar
09-08-2009, 10:15 AM
Now I want peppers in my garden too!

Mark
09-08-2009, 10:31 AM
That is a bag of goodness.....do leave the seed or do you partical deseed the peppers..

Markbb:
I do nothing to save or discard the seeds. Whatever happens, happens

Phubar:
Plently of people in your latitude grow peppers and overwinter them inside.

Phubar
09-08-2009, 10:38 AM
@Mark:Noskos got a thread on the Dutch forum,he grows them too.
If I'm correct I've to start growing this winter to harvest them next year.

Bushwacker
09-08-2009, 11:28 AM
That is a bag of goodness.....do leave the seed or do you partical deseed the peppers.. :arrow: MarkBB, you could do a batch of both, Deseed half of your peppers and process, And then do a second batch like Dr Mark does. this way you would have mild and a hott batch. and mixing both together in equal amounts, would give you a medium heat..:icon_cool

landarc
09-08-2009, 11:33 AM
Wow that is a load of spicy wonders.

Phubar, I will be starting my peppers in December, in hopes of planting out in late April/early May. This is a good way to get fruit as early as possible.

Phesant
09-08-2009, 11:48 AM
Cool, .... thanx for sharing your way.

BobBrisket
09-08-2009, 11:52 AM
That bag is worth is weight in gold!! So many things can be done with that hot, powdery goodness. Beautiful looking crop of peppers. Nice job.:eusa_clap

Ashmont
09-08-2009, 11:52 AM
Believe me I have had the wonderful opportunity to get some of what he has made and it is wonderful. Used a lot on fried rice Thursday and it was to die for......

Westexbbq
09-08-2009, 11:53 AM
Great info and terrific pron to boot.

Gotta try and grow more, many more, next year.

(wonder if they could grow hydoponically around these parts?)

Jay Bird
09-08-2009, 11:55 AM
Just gave son some pepper plants. Will hit him up at harvest time.

Am now inspired,you betcha.