Is there a better way? I have a few paprika, sweet banana, jalapeño & cayenne ready now.
Gonna chop and freeze some bells. Is it better to throw the banana peppers in with them?
Did you split the peppers then hang ?? They need somewhere for the moisture to escape... Then an area that has air flow... The more you split them, the faster and drier they will get... A dehydrator works well...
Put 'em in your smoker with little to no smoke at around 200o till they start shriveling. Continue on till you can hear the seeds rattling inside. I'll then put them into my dehydrator and let them set there for another couple of days. Never made a string of them but could. I mainly put them in a blender without the stems and make a pepper powder "Death Dust" and use it on a variety of things you want to make spicier. I use it on my home cured bacon.