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chipotles are done

<p />4.5 hours indirect on the egg at 250 with hickory chunks and jack daniels barrel chips, then 48 hours in the dehydrator and red jalapenos look like this![p]little dried pepper sacks of FLAVOR & HEAT![p]chipotlesdried-002.jpg[p]look at the transformation... it's really incredible!



  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,171
    Rick's Tropical Delight,[p]Those are just awesome.[p]I need to do that next year.
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Rick's Tropical Delight,
    Do you pull the stems and or seeds before grinding them? -RP

  • AZRP,
    is that what you are supposed to do?
    i've never done this before, so i have no idea.[p]i'll take off the stem. i left them on so i could use it as a handle to move them.[p]i think i'll keep the majority whole... and chop and grind seeds and all later as i need them. one per pizza is just about right and it's gonna be a long winter![p]

  • Rick's Tropical Delight,
    Please say more about the dehydrator. Never saw such a thing. Thought I'd try a similar approach with the convection oven at a low temp. but that dehydrator looks interesting. Howzit work??

  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Rick's Tropical Delight,
    Inspirational as always! I know I'll be planting jalapenos next year.I'm thinking about planting Serrano peppers too. Have you thought about moving to the south? It sure seems like you'd make a great neighbor to have living next door!LOL.

  • Smoke2much,
    that, sir, is a Ronco electric food dehydrator "as seen on tv!" deluxe 5 tray model! heheh[p]there's a heating element in the bottom, no fan. low-n-slow

  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Rick's Tropical Delight,
    I'm still eating the ones I smoked 3 years ago. I didn't have a dehydrater so I just smoked them til they shriveled up, 4-5 hours, then vac sealed them 4 to a pack and froze them. They get really gummy and it would be difficult to remove the seeds. I pulled the stems before I smoked them. The amount of flavor and heat is incredible. -RP

  • Rick's Tropical Delight, Great pics. I think the smell of smoking peppers is the greatest smell the egg can put out-and that's Great.

  • AZRP,
    a lot of these will find their way into a jerk marinade for chicken and pork this fall and winter.

  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    Rick's Tropical Delight,
    thanks i really needed that!![p]i have some on the vine that is red i am waiting on the rest to turn red i am thinking about freezing them to trap the ripe[?] flavor did you have a bunch that turned red at the same time or did you "store" them somehow[p]
    here they are a couple weeks ago i only have one plant so i will not do nearly the amount that you did[p]DSCN0260.jpg[p]thanks again[p]
    happy eggin

    happy eggin


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  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Rick's Tropical Delight,
    You mean you didn't grow scotch bonnets mon? -RP

  • AZRP,
    too hot for me...
    these will do fine[p]hahahahaha

  • Rick's Tropical Delight,
    I don't know why I even bother to post a reply. You kill me. Nice work, ...Again.[p]LR

  • Rick's Tropical Delight,
    I've gotta ask....Are you married? ...and, do you get as much crap about photo ops as the rest of us? I think even I would give you crap! Man!, you're nearly as good as Chubby. :o)[p]Lawn "Curious Minds" Ranger

  • Rick's Tropical Delight,[p]I do these a couple of times a year. I seed and stem them prior to cooking ( I have done them after the fact). All my in laws and chef friends fight over them. The seeds and stems add heat and bitterness. I would rather add more peppers and skip the seeds and stems to avoid the bitterness. I do mine exclusively on the egg, 160 degrees for about 35 hours using my guru. One word of advice, store them in an open ziplock. This way any moisture will evaporate. The flavor will not diminish and the peppers will not mold. Also, you can make a dehydrator using a box fan and HVAC filters. Place the peppers (or jerkey, veggies, fruit, etc.) on one level sandwiched between 2 filters and bungee to the fan and let her rip for 24 hours. As long as the humidity isn't too high it will dry out the food as well or better than a specialty dehydrator. Good Luck!!!
  • Rick's Tropical Delight,
    Man! They look great. I don't often see red jalapenos up here in Ontario. [p]John

  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    Lawn Ranger,
    You kidding me a married man wouldn't have near the cooking opportunities that he does. I can't tell you how many times I've planned on going home to cook and while we're out Angela does the "lets eat out" routine. Not that I make a mess in the kitchen or anything. LOL

  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    Rick's Tropical Delight,
    Those look fantastic.

  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    I wonder if opening them up to remove the seeds/stem would let them get an even more smokey flavor?

  • AZRP,[p]Try the congo chocolate Habanero.[p]CongoChocolate30Aug07.jpg[p]Or the new 'hot' kid on the block. The Naga Dorsett - Hottest pepper record holder. Over 1M scoville units. Also, known as the devil's tongue.[p]NagaDorsett30Aug07.jpg[p]My first ripe crop. The long cayennes are Carolina Cayennes, a hybrid. The slender ones are from the Medusa pepper plant.[p]firstpepperhaul130Aug07.jpg
  • tigerpaw,
    those even look hot!

  • Lawn Ranger,
    nope... not any more since 1993.[p]i am looking for a dishwasher though!

  • HD Fboy,
    thanks! i wasn't sure on the storage... i was going to freeze some in foodsaver bags.

  • Rick's Tropical Delight,[p]Happy to help. I try to keep a few from each batch. I have never had any issues with this storage method. I have a few that are 18 months old from a batch I did with seeds last year. Lately I have had problems finding red japs even with my in laws in the produce business. Green ones are ok but the reds taste better to me.
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    <p />HD Fboy,
    nothing like growing your own!

  • Rick's Tropical Delight,
    Talk to me about the need to go from green to red before you dehyde them.

  • Letts-Do-It,
    cause if it ain't red, it ain't a chipotle.[p]and wiki says

    [ul][li]wiki does chipotle[/ul]
  • Rick's Tropical Delight,
    dud, my wife looked at me and know that. Well she is right, I just forgot. How much time passes from green to red. I know on the bell peppers it takes awhile top go from green to red.

  • Letts-Do-It,here in southwest ohio on the island, it took about 90 days from planting the starts to turning red.
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Rick's Tropical Delight,
    Since you finished on a dehydrator, was the smoking from the egg noticable in the final product?

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