How do you make ground pepper powder?

Discussion in 'Peppers' started by ace, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. ace

    ace Newbie

    I always grow several types of peppers,and I do dry some,but have never made pepper powders to use.could any one tell me how you do it??
  2. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Texas Hunter has all the bases covered, welcome aboard
  3. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  4. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I love making smoking my own pepper- so much to learn-trial and error-but keep trying.
  5. tn_bbq

    tn_bbq Smoking Fanatic

    If you're looking to make more than a Tablespoon, I'd take T-H advice and get a coffee gringer. If you're looking for just a little bit, a manual pepper mill should work.

    I keep a couple pepper mills around. One for your standard black peppercorns & one for crushed red pepper. I use the red pepper one for pizza & spaghetti, etc. because I don't like digging those "big" flakes out of my teeth.

    I've even got one for rock salt.
  6. ace

    ace Newbie

    I have a spice grinder (aka MrCoffe grinder) and it works well on pepper corns and cummin seeds and such,but it will not powder chilies. How do you all dry your peppers?
  7. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    window sill on the southside here.
  8. ace

    ace Newbie

    I cant get the hang of posting Pic;s yet.
  9. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

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  10. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Everyone has givn you good tips and ideas, make sure it is really dry before grinding, or the oils can clump up your powder. Grind on bro.
  12. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    One thing Smitty does is grind the peppers thru a hand meat grinder with a coarse plate first, then gives that some additional drying time before he fine grinds in a processor.
  13. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    do not know if you have tried it. But since I have joined this forum. I put a lot of peppers on the smoker and dry them there, some times they do not seem to dry competly so I set em in the sun for a couple days. if you slow smoke them they are fantastic tasting in recipes. they make your grinder smell
  14. I like to toast the dry peppers in a cast iron skillet before I try to grind them. It really intensifies the flavor and it might just dry out any last traces of moisture. I just use the old coffee grinder for spices, etc. and the ground peppers are fantastic. Never a problem.
  15. jminion

    jminion Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    If you want to do much grinding a Burr grinder will be freind in the long run.
  16. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i JUST made up some cayenne, jap ground pepper and hot pepper flakes

    i let em hang for a couple days, then use my dehydrator for couple days, then crush up abit in a plastic baggie, then into the grinder

    hanging peppers......


    drying peppers.......


    i let em dry till they are of the "SNAP" consistancy, where you press on em, they want to crush......

    when i do hot pepper flakes, i put em into a plastic bag, and crush by hand........i don't want POWDER, but like what you get in a pizza joint


    upper left, cayenne powder, upper right peppers i keep whole and will grind up as i need.......lower left, the hot pepper flakes, and lower right, the jap powder.........


    its a pretty simple and easy thing to do/make.........hope this helps

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