Friday, October 10, 2008
I dry much of my chile crop each year. Generally I just pop them into my electric dehydrator and let it run non-stop until they are dry. This year I'm being a little more environmentally conscious and am putting them out to dry in the sun. I don't have anything fancy like drying racks, just a few heavy duty paper plates that I can easily move. The biggest drawback to this method is that I occasionally forget to bring them in at night and the next morning they are soaked with dew from our cool moist nights. It takes much longer for them to dry but I feel good about using a little less power from the grid.