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Smoking some home grown, without Zig Zag

post #1 of 14
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I didn’t have much fresh chile (peppers) left on the plants, so I decided to cold smoke them using the AMNS in the Weber 22.5 inch grill.  I had a mix of Chichimeca jalapenos, NM Sandia, Big Jim, Espanola, and a very few serranos.

 

I had the bottom and top vents wide open on the Weber. I loaded four rows with mesquite for a true flavor, and I lit both the end rows. By the amount of smoke coming out, the AMNS was getting plenty of air, so I put the cover on and it let it smoke it’s lid off.

 

I let the chiles smoke until the sawdust was completely smoldered, then I let the chiles cool a little before putting them in the dehydrator. The combination of the AMNS and the Weber is a great balance of comfort and ease. I think I’ll write a book entitled “ Cold Smoking for Dummies”.

 

I use an American Harvest FD-75 dehydrator, not the greatest, but it works for me. I first start drying them at145°, and after a few hours I drop the temp to 115°.  It’s a slow process, but tine is on my side. That’s what I tell Gloria… but she may think differently.

 

My spice grinder will be in for some deep heat treatment in a few days... but that may be another post.

 

Thanks,

Rich

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post #2 of 14

Looks good Rich. Gotta love the AMNS. 

post #3 of 14

Rich that's looks great, when you said serrano I started drooling, thats' my favorite pepper, that's what I grew up on.

post #4 of 14

Well your peppers look good and the more and more you guys use that thing (AMNS) I'm might just have to go and order one.

post #5 of 14

**  I just finished off the last of my chili sauce made from Espanola's today.. *cry* Those look great Rich!!

 

I smoked them in high heat with an onion, then pealed them and tossed it into a blender with some chicken stock, EVOO, cillantro, and salt to taste. Gave it all a whirl and then froze it into 1/2 lb. blocks for vacuum packing. Really good ontop of scrambled eggs.... mmmmmmm.

post #6 of 14

looks good rich....something about chilis on a grill that makes me smile!

post #7 of 14

Man oh man those look good. I may have to run back to Vallarta market and grab another bag so I can do this.

post #8 of 14

Looks awesome Rich! I need to get cracking on my last bit of peppers. I was just reading in one of my cookbooks to do a cold smoke then roast them to blacken them and then pull the skins off. I might try that!

post #9 of 14

Okay, I have a looked on the wiki dealing with acronyms and didn't see AMNS. It is all over this forum and I still have no idea what that is. Since you have and use one, maybe you could shed some light???

 

 

 

 

 

post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by smoking g8tr View Post

Okay, I have a looked on the wiki dealing with acronyms and didn't see AMNS. It is all over this forum and I still have no idea what that is. Since you have and use one, maybe you could shed some light???

 

 

 

 

 



Sorry Smoing g8tr... lol.. AMNS is short for A-Maze-N-Smoker. It is a sawdust smoker made, marketed, and sold by our very own Todd Johnson. Many of us have bought them to use either as a cold smoker or to suppliment a gas or electric smoker.

post #11 of 14

Nice job Rich!

Looks Great!

 

I'm not even big on peppers, and I still love this thread!

 

Thanks,

Bear

post #12 of 14

you need a colt 45 and 2 zigzags. looks like fun, I like the process.

post #13 of 14

That looks good. Grat pics. I am trying to get to were I feel comfortable smoking whatever I have laying around. Sweet thread!

post #14 of 14

SOOOO are they done, are they done yet, are they done yet

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