I then pile the peppers on an alunimun foil covered cookie sheet and put them in the oven to dry. I usually dry them anywhere at 200* to 225*. When I am in a hurry, I turn the oven up.
Here they are drying in the oven.
So now that I have them all dried, I now grind them further in a coffee grinder that I bought just special to grind peppers. You would not want to grind coffee after grinding hot pepers.... Can you imagine if you tried to drink it. That would be one spicy cup of coffee.
This is what they look like after the coffee grinder. you can grind them coarse of fine. I did some of both but the Hubs seems to use the fine ground more so I will probably regrind the coarse.
I am not finished yet. I try to use every part of the pepper there is.
We didn't get much liquid, but to preserve the juice, we put a little bit of vinegar in, boiled it for about 10 minutes, then put it in a jar in the refridgerator.
Now for the stems!!
Waste Not, Want Not!!