I make this powder every year with peppers from my garden. This powder is great to add to BBQ sauce, chili or soup; it adds a nice smoky flavor with a lot of heat! The color of the powder will depend on which type of chili pepper you are using; I used green chili peppers here so of course my powder is green.
Fresh chili peppers
Wash the peppers and pat them dry; place in a couple of baking pans on a single layer and into a prepared smoker.
Smoke for 3 to 4 hours.
Allow to cool and remove and discard the stems while wearing rubber gloves.
Place the peppers on a single layer in a food dehydrator and dehydrate until completely dried up, about 4 hours.
NOTE: For this next step you should be wearing a mask because the powder gets into your mouth and nose as you breathe.
Place the dried peppers a few at a time in a spice grinder and pulverize into a powder.Pour the powder into glass mason jars for future use.