I'm trying to smoke and dehydrate some Serrano and jalapeno peppers, and having some issues. first I was having trouble with my MES getting any smoke about 130 degrees. Anyone have any thoughts here, cause I was thinking about trying to smoke cheese in a couple weeks, but now I'm not sure? Second I have read different things about grinding them to a powder. Do I leave the seeds in or will that make the powder bitter? I have the jalapenos finishing drying in the oven now. Thanks for the responses. These are the peppers going in to the smoker.