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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

If I wanted to smoke jalapenos/habaneros to a powder, can I do it strictly with my WSM? or do I need a dehydrator to finish them?

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 10

i dont think you can smoke them to a powder....they need to be ground up for that.

post #3 of 10

I use almost any red pepper.  I simply core and devein  them and cut into halves or quarters depending on their size.  Throw them on the smoker with any meat I happen to be smoking.  2 to 2 1/2 hours will usually dry them sufficiently with occasional turning.  Cool and grind in a coffee grinder.  Not hard at all.

 

Good luck and good smoking.

post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks! That was what I was hoping!

post #5 of 10

If you are using a water pan or if there is much meat in there giving off moisture, you may need to dehydrate them after smoking. I did up a couple of pounds of hatch chile in the smoker last year, then I dehydrated them. After that I popped them in my blendtec blender that will make a powder out of just about anything, if it is dry. If they are still leathery it would turn into a sticky paste. 

Good luck, I use my green chipotle powder on a lot of things. Oh, and you might want to have a window open if you are blending the powder. It gets in the air and burns the nostrils causing a lot of sneezing. But its worth it!

 

 

post #6 of 10

Yes, you need to be sure they are totally dry.  A damp towel draped over the blender helps with the powder, but be careful when pouring.  LOL

 

Good luck and good smoking!

 

 

post #7 of 10

Nothing like a little pepper dust in the air to clear your sinus out!

post #8 of 10

I love peppers  and  will have to try it.This year i have bell, banna {sweet} cayan,serono about 20to80 plants in all some are still verry small and some are produceing

post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by cppbrian View Post

If you are using a water pan or if there is much meat in there giving off moisture, you may need to dehydrate them after smoking. I did up a couple of pounds of hatch chile in the smoker last year, then I dehydrated them. After that I popped them in my blendtec blender that will make a powder out of just about anything, if it is dry. If they are still leathery it would turn into a sticky paste. 

Good luck, I use my green chipotle powder on a lot of things. Oh, and you might want to have a window open if you are blending the powder. It gets in the air and burns the nostrils causing a lot of sneezing. But its worth it!

 

 



If you don't have too many peppers, you can toast them in a dry pan over a burner. This should remove any residual moisture. And yes, if they aren't completely dry, they will creat a paste while in the grinding process.It's all good my friend.

 

 

post #10 of 10

Tie the stems on a string and hangem outside and let the air and sun dry them out, then grind.

 

 

 

dried japs

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