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#1 Uncle_Eccoli

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 11:54 AM

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!


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 12:59 PM

Blender on low.



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Posted 20 June 2019 - 01:21 PM

Coffee grinder.

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 01:32 PM

I use a food processor to get them down to a manageable size if they're big. then put them in a coffee grinder. works great.



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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.



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Posted 20 June 2019 - 02:04 PM

If you ask me , mortar and pestle is the best way to do it.



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Posted 20 June 2019 - 04:40 PM

coffee grinder


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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 21 June 2019 - 07:01 PM

Powder - coffee grinder.

 

Flakes - blender (pulsed).


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#10 Uncle_Eccoli

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 08:47 AM

Employed a mortar and pestle a few days ago.  It was laborious, but effective.  I think I'd like to get a coffee grinder.


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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



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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.

 

https://www.walmart....7BoCdHAQAvD_BwE

 

 


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Posted 29 June 2019 - 04:38 PM

I use the magic bullet.




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