DIY Paprika

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by navyjeremy, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. Was thinking about trying my hand at making my own paprika but I am really unsure of how to go about it and what peppers to get. Any help would be greatly appreciate it.

  2. acemakr

    acemakr Smoking Fanatic

    Is it a question of availability? Seems like a lot of effort for something that's easily purchased? You serving in Naples? I'll send you some if you'd like? Just send me a private message and let me know.
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You will need specific peppers but I would send ALX (Alex) a message, he grows many strains of peppers and makes lots of powders (among other things) from them every year.

    [​IMG] ALX

    Just remember that all paprika is not the same.
    The stuff that you can pick up for $1 is not the same quality or flavor compared to a good Spanish or (my personal favorite) Hungarian, a big part besides the kinds of peppers is also the growing conditions.
  4. It is not a question of availability as I can always online, just something that I was thinking about trying. I have done a little research and I know that you have to have a butt ton of plants to even make enough to rub a shoulder. Just something that I was thinking about.

    I am serving in Naples and if it was up to me I would leave here tomorrow with the clothes on my back, my wife and my two amazing girls.

    I normally get my stuff from Spice Barn, but was looking at getting some Jap seeds and saw some of the kolocsa pepper seeds and got interested.

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