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#21 SmokenFire

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 03:11 PM

I'll pick the pepper and a bit of stem comes with it.  Your choice to dry it with the stem or not - I usually pull stems from anything going straight to the dehydrator and leave em stem on if I'm going to smoke or roast them first.


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 07:21 PM

Thanks Smokin' Hot!!! They're drying right now.  Maybe one more hour and they should be done.

Any particular way of storing them for future use??



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 07:33 PM

Glasses are a good idea too.

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Scovie, how's the eye bud? This post seemed a bit prophetic... 



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 08:53 PM

Thanks Smokin' Hot!!! They're drying right now.  Maybe one more hour and they should be done.

Any particular way of storing them for future use??

 

Once dried I put stuff that will be used soon in a ziplock.  Stuff I want to keep whole/dried will get put into individual mason jars by type.  :)


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 08:26 AM

Once they're dried, you don't have to do anything else to keep them forever.

 

Keep them dry.


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Posted 21 December 2017 - 06:59 PM

My first year really successfully growing super hots, just did a Fatali and Bhut.  Hydroponic (outdoors) really worked well for our 100+ degree summer days.  Tried drying the peppers in an unheated room (low humidity area) but it was taking forever, so I have them in the dehydrator now @ 105 F.  Bedroom smells SO good!  Here are a couple pics from last night before tossing them in the dehydrator (a few Aji habs in there too).  Next year will be drying many more varieties!

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 02:38 AM

Quick question on the oven method of drying, does it tend to fill the house with noxious gases? i.e. the house basically fills with pepper spray?

I'd give this method a go, but I am concerned about my family getting capsaicin'd LOL.
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Posted 29 December 2017 - 09:07 AM

Yes, oven method  fills the house with pepper spray. I couldn't breathe nor could my wife.


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 08:10 PM

Yes, oven method  fills the house with pepper spray. I couldn't breathe nor could my wife.

 

Cheers! Does it linger much? What can you do to get rid of it?


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 05:36 AM

When I do mine in the oven at 125° it doesn't gas out my house maybe it's because it such a low temp but not all ovens go that low I guess.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 08:41 AM

 

Cheers! Does it linger much? What can you do to get rid of it?

 

 

I didn't measure the lingering,l I turned on the exhaust fan and we left the house.

 

I was drying out some  Xalapeño chipotle.


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 08:11 PM

I sun dry my peppers, comes out great too.



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Posted 27 January 2018 - 09:44 AM

Using my dehydrator in the house was capsaicining me.. I don't want to know how bad it must get using the oven. Had to move the dehydrator to the garage. Worked great though.. left with vibrant colored, bone dry peppers

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 09:47 AM

Many years ago i tried that string drying for thin fleshed chilis, works great in a warm place.



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Posted 28 January 2018 - 05:22 AM

I had some extra reapers and ghosts... put them in the freezer. No fumes and I'm guessing they're good for a long time, if not forever. But even dried chiles don't last forever.



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 05:43 PM

When I've dehydrated indoors in the past I've used a spare room and stuck a towel under the door... reminded me of college. 



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Posted 30 January 2018 - 01:31 AM

I have many times cutted the chilis in half and smoked them in a cold smoker and layed them to dry in a tray with the cut up flesh up, they will dry up pretty fast and will be hard pressed to gather any mold because the cold smoking. After drying them up you can make some nice cold smoked powder.

 

You can cut up the fresh non cold smoked in a similar fashion to a maybe four halves to make them dry up a bit faster but not too fast, because drying up too fast ruins the taste of the chili.


Edited by Chilidude, 30 January 2018 - 01:40 AM.





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