Where I live you have to mail order them so I thought it would be very convenient to make my own.
I also grow cayenne peppers, long mild chillies, Thai chillies and birds eye chillies
I picked 850 grams of fresh green jalapenos, weighed them, then washed them and let them air dry.
I cut the stalks off and split some of them open to see if they would dry better when opened.
Then I started the outside smoker, using soaked hickory and apple chips.
There was also a stray purple capsicum added to the shelf.
Maintaining the temperature at a constant 150ºF (66 ºC).
After 8 hours they were beautifully smoked and quite dry.
I transferred the chipotles to the food dehydrator and turned it on low.
After 8 hours they were perfectly smoked and totally dried.
Buon appetito, enjoy Merryn xx