Had some various peppers hanging out and decided to try something different with them from some of the other recipes here. My aim was to smoke then dry them until crispy to crush or blend in a coffee grinder for use as a hot spice for whatever.
I used Habanero, Jalapeno, and some local Yellow Hots (I don't know their real name but fairly hot and very tasty). Lopped off just a bit of the stem end, halfed each leaving the seads in, and seasoned lightly with Adobo Badia. Estimated 3 oz of Hickory at 225 for 2 hours would be plenty of smoke, it was. Took them out after the 2 hours and placed them in the dehydrator at 150, the highest it goes, and let them go until crispy. About 3 hours. I ate a couple of halfs to see how they are, smoky, hot, and just right for what I wanted. We've already used some for a salsa and I can't believe how the smoke changed the taste! GREAT, with a bit of a kick! This ground up fine will be an excellent addition for a hotter rub.