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Smoking to a powder

gotcountry

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If I wanted to smoke jalapenos/habaneros to a powder, can I do it strictly with my WSM? or do I need a dehydrator to finish them?

Thanks!
 

redneck69

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i dont think you can smoke them to a powder....they need to be ground up for that.
 

venture

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I use almost any red pepper.  I simply core and devein  them and cut into halves or quarters depending on their size.  Throw them on the smoker with any meat I happen to be smoking.  2 to 2 1/2 hours will usually dry them sufficiently with occasional turning.  Cool and grind in a coffee grinder.  Not hard at all.

Good luck and good smoking.
 

cppbrian

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If you are using a water pan or if there is much meat in there giving off moisture, you may need to dehydrate them after smoking. I did up a couple of pounds of hatch chile in the smoker last year, then I dehydrated them. After that I popped them in my blendtec blender that will make a powder out of just about anything, if it is dry. If they are still leathery it would turn into a sticky paste. 

Good luck, I use my green chipotle powder on a lot of things. Oh, and you might want to have a window open if you are blending the powder. It gets in the air and burns the nostrils causing a lot of sneezing. But its worth it!
 

venture

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Yes, you need to be sure they are totally dry.  A damp towel draped over the blender helps with the powder, but be careful when pouring.  LOL

Good luck and good smoking!
 

SmokinAl

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Nothing like a little pepper dust in the air to clear your sinus out!
 

michael ark

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I love peppers  and  will have to try it.This year i have bell, banna {sweet} cayan,serono about 20to80 plants in all some are still verry small and some are produceing
 

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If you are using a water pan or if there is much meat in there giving off moisture, you may need to dehydrate them after smoking. I did up a couple of pounds of hatch chile in the smoker last year, then I dehydrated them. After that I popped them in my blendtec blender that will make a powder out of just about anything, if it is dry. If they are still leathery it would turn into a sticky paste. 

Good luck, I use my green chipotle powder on a lot of things. Oh, and you might want to have a window open if you are blending the powder. It gets in the air and burns the nostrils causing a lot of sneezing. But its worth it!
If you don't have too many peppers, you can toast them in a dry pan over a burner. This should remove any residual moisture. And yes, if they aren't completely dry, they will creat a paste while in the grinding process.It's all good my friend.
 
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