Dehydrating Frozen Habs

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Hi Dave:I have grown my own habaneros and I have frozen them whole. If I wanted to use a dehydrator for these habaneros would it work? I don’t know if they’re frozen if that will change the dehydration process. I would like to dry them so I could make habanero powder! I love your site and I love the newsletter.Thank …

Homemade Chipotles

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Dave,I’ve a small sauce company I run out of my home in Oregon. I make a Smokey Chipotle Sauce, but the cost of 5 pounds worth of chipotle every month is outrageous. So I am looking to purchase a smoker so I can smoke jalapenos. Do you have an opinion as to which is best…charcoal, clectric, or LP? Also which …

Clear Hot Sauces

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Q: Hi Dave, What peppers are used in clear hot sauces? Where to purchase and will they grow in the U.S.A.?A: Hello Pam:This is an excellent question. I haven’t looked at the ingredients label on a bottle of the clear sauces, but I’m betting it’s some form of oleoresin capsicum, which is an extract. It would be added in very …

Tasting Superhot Sauces

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Q: Hi Dave,I’m fairly used to native-hot Thai cuisine and tabasco. I have just ordered Vicious Viper and, after ordering, I noticed that Tabasco Sauce rates at 5000 Scoville Heat Units and the Viper at 250,000. So my question is, can you actually taste/eat the Viper sauce without falling into a coma? Are there any serious side effects to tasting …

Shopping for Chiles in London

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Q. Dave:We are chile fans from the UK trying to use your (and other) various books from the US. We have a couple of questions: 1. Is there any way of getting canned chipotles or other canned chillies in the UK, and if not, what is the best substitute? 2. How hot is american "chili powder" or "new Mexican chili …