drying banana peppers

cindyb05June 13, 2007

I read where you can dry peppers by hanging them by the stem, my questing is do you dry them as whole peppers, do you have to cut and clean them out or do anything to them at all before hanging them?? thank you in advance for your answers

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poolboy101(TX, 9)

Well i have never dried anything like that it takes a long time. I dry my own herbs by putting whatever i want to dry between two ribbed air conditioner filters. then i put the filters on a box fan, so the air is blowing through the filters, secure the filters to the fan with bungee cord, turn the fan on high. I usually let it run for 12 hours then flip the filters over, and let it go for another 12 hours. its not as easy as hang um and leave um, but there will be no bugs to worry about, or rotting (which sometimes happens in humid climits). It always works for me.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2007 at 11:33PM
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cindyb05

thank you for the idea..I will have to give that a try..thanks again

    Bookmark   June 14, 2007 at 9:41AM
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willardb3

Read here:

Here is a link that might be useful: chile drying

    Bookmark   June 14, 2007 at 9:57AM
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cindyb05

willard3..thank you for the link it's very helpful and exactly what I was looking for...thanks again

    Bookmark   June 14, 2007 at 1:10PM
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donandsara(NE OH z6)

poolboy: Sounds like a good idea. I presume "ribbed" means the $3 paper filters? I bet those work well.

FYI, up here in OH we call 'em "furnace" filters, not AC filters :)

--Don

    Bookmark   June 15, 2007 at 7:00PM
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poolboy101(TX, 9)

Don, Yes thats what i mean. the ones big enough to fit a box fan edge to edge. You can reuse the filters several times when you dry herbs and peppers.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2007 at 9:40PM
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