Ripe pods are coming off the plants in earnest now. My dehydrator will be delivered today. Now I need something to grind them into powder. What should I get? What do you use and how? Looking for an inexpensive solution. Thanks!
How Do You Grind Your Peppers?
Posted 20 June 2019 - 01:41 PM
I saw an interesting way to make flakes. First you dry halved or quartered pods about half way or a little more. Then you run them through one of the old style manual meat grinders and spread it out in a thin layer to continue drying. Use the insert that gives the coarsest grind. Ive seen some mention of a little sea salt added to it during the final dry.
Posted 20 June 2019 - 08:19 PM
I use an earlier version of the dehydrator you just ordered to dry them and an old coffee grinder dedicated to that purpose to grind. I don't move huge volumes though and I'm fine with a quick and easy powder grind. If the pods aren't thoroughly dry though it's a pita - and definitely don't let them sit around after turning off the dehydrator or they'll quickly pull ambient humidity and hello pita.
I think SMDS's method and saiias' method can be really effective for a quality work, such as flaking peppers like aleppo or urfa biber.
Edited by CaneDog, 20 June 2019 - 08:20 PM.
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Posted 28 June 2019 - 05:11 PM
Employed a mortar and pestle a few days ago. It was laborious, but effective. I think I'd like to get a coffee grinder.
if you have more than a few at a time to grind you'd be all day using a mortar and pestle. lol
Posted 29 June 2019 - 08:15 AM
This thing works great. It turns cinnamon sticks into powder with ease. Dried pepper pods are child's play, lol.
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