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#1 HillBilly Jeff

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:42 PM

How do you all grind your peppers into a powder? I generally just do pepper seeds and all and end up with a jar like they had at Pizza Hut with hot pepper flakes and seed.

I want to grind it into a powder so I can better mix it with my bread crumbs for breading fish. Do you take out the seeds after you dry them, or cut them in half and remove the seeds before drying. I usually string my peppers. If removing the seeds first, will I have to dehydrate them?

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:44 PM

Coffee grinders work well. For the fine powder choose one with a shallow blade height.

Yes, you can remove seeds before by cutting in half and de-seeding, then dehydrating.
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:46 PM

i only take the seeds out before grinding if i want to save the seeds.

what are you using to grind your pods? i've been using a mason jar attached to the base of my blender (got the idea on this site somewhere) and the seeds seem to grind up just fine. the coffee grinder worked as well or even a tad better but it lacked the capacity of the blender/jar method and i was tending to mace myself with powder when i opened it.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:03 PM

awsome question booden! i was wondering the same thing :cool:

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:16 PM

Right on JT.
You can also use a Ball Jar on your blender, just screw the jar onto the blade/ gasket/ ring that the blender pitcher screws into.

and if you want to step it up a notch...

This thing will turn 5 whole nutmegs into moon dust powder in about 15 seconds... I LOVE IT!

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:17 PM

I bought the imitation magic bullet (GE Brand) at Walmart. Works awesome for a very fine powder plus I make smoothies and such with it. Can't be beat for $20.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:42 PM

I like to de-seed before dehydrating, especially if it is easy like these jalapenos. Cayennes and little pods are a pain in the neck, so I dehydrate first and then scrape most of the seeds aside before grinding. Still a pain in the neck. Nothing wrong with seeds in there, actually!

Like other said, you can unscrew a blender top and replace it with a mason jar. Half-pint size works pretty well. You can pulse it a bit to make flakes or grind a long time to make finer powder. Here's some dehydrated jals in progress. I ground some--see powder in bottom of jar--added more dried jals, about to grind again:

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:26 PM

Just remember to flip the jar and tap it down and let it settle. I have been dusted a few time even with the mason jar method I love so much.
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:43 PM

+1 magic bullet. That thing is a champion.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:00 PM

Thanks for all the tips. Do most of you dehydrate yours in a dehydrator/oven or string most of them up. I have some Cayennes that strung up nice and dried pretty, and some that didn't dry looking too well.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:29 PM

thick fleshed chiles like jalapenos don't string dry so well unless you're out in the desert or something. Thin-fleshed like cayennes will string dry nicely if the weather/temps are in your favor.

Many people dry using dehydrators of all shapes and sizes. That will give you the best consisntency when drying.

I'll see if I can find the mason jar thread with more pics-


Oh and fwiw, I dehydrated in a food dryer and ground (~10# of DRIED chiles) using a hand-crank grain mill that I automated...I'll see if I can find that also~~~


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there are many dehydrating and grinding threads here in The Test Kitchen section. Just kick back and read~

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:07 PM

I put them between my molars. :hell:

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:50 PM

Don`t inhale after you run the grinder! lol
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:01 PM

if you want it super ground into a fine powder do it the old fashioned way
using a Stone Mortar And Pestle. -blood sweat & lot's of tears.

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Edited by bluewolfy, 20 June 2012 - 07:02 PM.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:29 PM

20 bucks on amazon. love it

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:30 PM

if you want it super ground into a fine powder do it the old fashioned way
using a Stone Mortar And Pestle. -blood sweat & lot's of tears.

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Superfine? I don't think so. I use this too but not for superfine.
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:43 PM

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20 bucks? WOW! that's a fine deal. And it looks like you can plug it into your iPad! lol

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:01 AM

@ The Hot Pepper I was joking.. I use the pestle for making instant mash sauce
coffee grinders is the best way for powder of course -blenders don't work well.

yeah that Krups grinder is the way to go ..cheap & gets the job done

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Edited by bluewolfy, 21 June 2012 - 11:05 AM.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:30 AM

20 bucks on amazon. love it

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:49 PM

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