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#41 dddd

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 01:36 PM

Agree with the Excalibur Dehydrator.  I retired the nesco and upgraded to one of those.  I just dried 15lbs of habs a few months ago with mine.  Works awesome.

 

I dry mine whole, as I've heard if you cut them it will let some of the flavor/capsaicin out.  I use a ninja to grind them, even grind them inside.  The family has gotten used to about once a month fumes in the house, they just stay out of the kitchen for awhile. 



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 11:53 PM

I have the Excaliber dehydrator not as fancy as the one shown but 9 shelves and a fan does a good job..however I also have a piolet ligh in my oven so I use that when I have a lot ..remember to not turn oven on till you remove spices..lol..I was using my bullet to grind because it sealed the powder inside till it settled and with lids made for good storage..do like the power griner though ..might get one..also use the little silcone bags they sell on Amazon to keep the moisture out..

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 05:12 PM

I am too lazy to remove the seeds before dehydrating but this year trying something new.  I cut the pepper like pepper rings and put in the dehydrator, they lose some of the seeds while drying and when done drying I put the dried rings in a One Gallon Freezer Bag and shake it vigorously for a couple minutes.  Shaking dislodges about 70% of the seeds from the rings and they fall to bottom of bag! 

 

This is working out pretty good, less labor intensive than trying to remove seeds from hundreds of pods at a time. 

 






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