Smoked Hot Peppers

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white cloud

Master of the Pit
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OTBS Member
Mar 27, 2007
Riley Center MI
Early last spring a friend of mine found a flat of pepper plants, the tag said they were El Ray peppers. I planted 20 plants. When I first got them I looked them up on the internet and they are a type of jalopeno? Anyway it said they are mostly smoked and dried and ground into a powder. So besides making ABT's I thought about trying it I have dried my cayenne and ground them but never smoked to dry. Any tips on temps and times.
Thanks Lee
Cayennes have such thin flesh that they wont take long to dry. I think they may burn easily. You got me thinking that I may somke them gently and finish them in the dehydrator. Now see what you started?
hello hello,
i smoke my fresh jalepenos at 175/185 f for about a hr...
then to dehydrater
If they are a type of Jalapeno, it might be from the state of Jalapa in Mexico. If you do smoke them (they usually use mesquite), then you've got Chipotle. This chile is very compatible with Ancho and Chimayo chile as a combination. By itself, it works well on beef, pork and chicken, is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.