Grinding Pepper with a blender, Pics

Discussion in 'Peppers' started by spicy chicken, May 23, 2011.

  1. About a year ago I was chatting on line with a fellow Chilehead from Malaysia and he asked me how I ground my peppers and how dry they had to be, I told him saltine cracker dry, and took some pics only for visuals. I do not leave the stems on when grinding!

    Since then I purchased a commercial grinder do to the fact of grinding almost 3000 lbs a year and the blender way would take forever.

    If the dryness is correct when grinding it will act almost like blending a shake, pushing up on the outside of the jar and falling back down nicely in the center. I only grind for 30 or 40 seconds at a time, not over heating the product; then regrind in 4 or so min if I want it finer. I keep several jars and switch while the others are cooling and pour one to another but never grind more than one half jar or you lose the nice center drop previously mentioned.

    I grind by a window with a 2ft box fan blowing out, that will draw all the dust away!

    Enough chatter, here are the pics! 






  2. 3000 lbs is quite a lot of dry peppers! Thanks for the pictures. I use a blender but never thought about the blender heating up the powder. How much of a difference in taste would the blender heating up the powder make? Oh, and welcome to SMF!
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man 3000# is a lot of chilis thru a grinder that size. That must take some time to go thru that much. What is the finished consistency?
    Last edited: May 24, 2011
  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is a lot of peppers thru a small grinder like that....


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  5. Thanks for the welcome!

    Not sure about the taste, might affect it, since I never over heated my peppers when grinding them I couldn't tell you. When heated up they absorb moisture, and cake;  becoming rock hard if left to sit. rice or flour can be added to help prevent this.

  6. Hi Guy's

    Thanks for the welcome!

    Guess you missed my second paragraph where I mentioned I use a commercial grinder now.

    I have a website where I sell it, not sure of protocol's here so will not add a link.

    The consistency can be quite fine if you want to take the time. I also sharpened the blades which made a huge difference.

  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I see three missing steak knifes from the block. [​IMG]
  8. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hey Spicy C, welcome to SMF!

    My question is on the other side of the spectrum, ...where do you find a ton and a half of those little peppers and how many 40" containers do they fill?

    Ah..................... I just gotta ask, long does it take to remove all of those stems?

    And since inquiring minds want to know, yeah, ...where are the three missing steak knives?

    I'm sorry, let's start over, welcome to SMF, glad to have you aboard, lot's of great people here,                    ...ya got any Q-view of your spicy chicken?

    Just some friendly advice bro, how about filling in where your from before the Bear wakes up.

  9. SC
  10. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member




    You're OK Spicy, thanks for the pics, awesome setup ya got there, I guess ya kinda take you chili peppers serious, can you tell us a little more about what you do with the peppers.

    When you post the yard bird pics can you also give the rub recipe, I'm betting that's some fantastic chicken.

    Good to have you aboard and looking forward to what you contribute.

  11. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man you got some serious waterting and mowing on a regular basis. Your place looks great
  12. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, your avatar looks familiar. I also use a dedicated spice grinder, and I also just pulse it. I've noticed that over grinding can change the color of the spice mix. I'm not sure about the taste, as I've never intentionally used the grinder for more than 4-5 seconds at a time. It's all good my friend.
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Unbelievable & very interesting !!!

    Thanks for showing,

  14. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    Real cool! I like it hot and grow my own peppers too...but not nearly at the scale you do. Awesome gardens!
  15. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Chili Gardens in Wisconsin?

    Come on Spicy, there's now way!

    Only thing we can grow up here are "Snowballs!"



    p.s. Welcome to SMF!
  16. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Spicey, do your peppers overwinter? I've read where they are cold tolerant. It also looks like you irrigate with tape using water from your pond. One very nice set up.

    Kudo's to your operation.
  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have never seen such neat gardens for peppers!!

    Best of luck to you Sir !!!

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  19. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us!
  20. billyj571

    billyj571 Smoking Fanatic

    wow just amazing wish I had a garden like that

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