Pepper drying

Discussion in 'Veggies' started by kerstingm, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. kerstingm

    kerstingm Smoke Blower

    I need some info on how long to dry some Reaper, Ghost, and Scorpion peppers. I'm figuring 5 or 6 hours, I've never done peppers before only jerky.
    Any input on what I need to watch for would be much appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  2. tallbm

    tallbm Master of the Pit

    I can't really give you any definitive answers BUT I can tell you that tiny pea to marble sized peppers were good and smoked and dried in about 5-6hrs. I have thrown them in on mats while doing my rib smokes and they come out nicely without any cutting or splitting.

    Your peppers are much larger but I guess I would say to throw one in while you are doing a meat smoke and see how it turns out to give you an idea... should no one give any tips or info :)
     
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  3. wasp

    wasp Fire Starter

    I have cold smoked reapers etc. for 2 -3 hours, whole, then cut in half and then in dehydrator on very low heat. Works quite well
     
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  4. kerstingm

    kerstingm Smoke Blower

    Peppers drying tonight, wow are they strong. 20171103_194134.jpg 20171103_194128.jpg
     
  5. chopsaw

    chopsaw Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Had frost early in the week , so I picked the rest of the peppers . I did them in the mes 30 no smoke this batch . Ground them up today . Works great .
     
  6. wasp

    wasp Fire Starter


    It is coming up for the season to plant over here in Australia. This time going for Chocolate Bhutlah and a few more super hots. Grow these in a large flood and drain outdoor hydro system and plant other chilies in the soil. Good to see there are a few more people out there that do the insane things as well.
     
  7. chopsaw

    chopsaw Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Didn't know I was doing insane things ,,,I just thought I was drying peppers .
     

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