My mom gave me some mystery peppers that were a bit hotter than a jalapeno, so I decided to make some chili powder.
Cut the topps of and sliced them in half lengthwise:
I then tossed them onto my WSM with some mesquite smoke for 3 hrs..... smoker was running at 200°. (Sorry forgot to take a picture of that step).
Then I laid them out on a rack in my oven with the oven set at 150°. I put a wood spoon in the top of the door to crack it open and let them dry out for about 10 hrs. (I remembered this picture!)
I then ran them through my $2 yard sale coffee grinder and got this awesome hot powder. It has a nice smokey flavor and is really hot!
I labeled it "Diablo Powder" so I don't mix it up with my regular chili powder... lol.