Q: Hi Dave,
I grind my own peppers, and no matter how long I dry them first, they cake in the spice bottle. Is the something I can add to prevent this?
A: Hello Mac:
There is no additive you can use. How are you drying them? If you live in a moist climate, air drying is not enough to remove all the moisture. Place the pods in the oven on the lowest possible temperature and dry the pods until they snap when you break one. You should use a spice mill or a dedicated coffee grinder to process them, not a blender.