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  • tbob4
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    • Nov 2014
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    • Chico, CA
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    #16
    Peppers. Smoke and then dehydrate. I like CaptainMike 's answer much better, though. I couldn't even type my answer at first because I was laughing too hard.

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    • lostclusters
      Club Member
      • Jul 2017
      • 301
      • Oceanside, CA
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      #17
      I was preparing to make some Butcher Block Seasoning and I was wondering what other gems might be out there that I should consider, to up my game so to speak.

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      • mrteddyprincess
        Club Member
        • Sep 2018
        • 309

        #18
        I smoke jalapenos, cayenne, and Carolina Reapers. I grow them in my garden and smoke them all until they are dried. Makes the best Chile powder ever!

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        • Thom Emery
          Former Member
          • Sep 2014
          • 452
          • Indio Ca

          #19
          Used to be a bong
          but I’m clean and sober now

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          • tbob4
            tbob4 commented
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            That caused the DMV wait
        • treesmacker
          Club Member
          • May 2018
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          #20
          My clothes, and everything nearby in the backyard.

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          • JeffJ
            Charter Member
            • Feb 2015
            • 2382
            • Michigan
            • Jeff

            #21
            Canned whole tomatoes. I puree them up and use them as a base for KC BBQ sauce, pureed and frozen for chili...

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            • Rod
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              • Dec 2015
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              • Phoenix, AZ
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              #22
              Green chiles. Vacuum seal and freeze.

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              • CandySueQ
                KCBS President, and Moderator
                • Jul 2014
                • 1536
                • Pellet Fired Jambo, T1000 Woodmaster, FEC100, MAK 2 star, Yoder 640, Backwoods Pellet Chef, 14" & 22" WSM, 22" Weber Kettle, Stoven, Hot Box Grill, Hasty Bake Portable

                #23
                Brown sugar -- really! I've been known to smoke up sliced onions for the freezer. Adds a nice punch of smoke replacing sautéed onions in a recipe.

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                • Huskee
                  Huskee commented
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                  Do you have any tips? I tried smoking brown sugar once and after a couple hours time and 30 lbs of wood it tasted like regular brown sugar. I gave up after one trial, wasn't very interested in more experimenting. (I suspect wetting it down lightly?) BUT, I like to think it would make my morning oatmeal phenomenal!

                • CandySueQ
                  CandySueQ commented
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                  I didn't smoke this batch. I think a spray of water would help smoke stick. You have to start with moist brown sugar (not dried in the oven), and spread it out thinly on the pan. This may be more suited to pellets or semi-cold smoking.
              • johnec00
                Charter Member
                • Aug 2014
                • 529
                • Orlando, Florida
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                #24
                Yep, smoked peppers to make pepper garnish powder for Christmas stocking stuffers:

                Split and de-seeded:

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                • EdF
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                  Nice!

                • texastweeter
                  texastweeter commented
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                  send santa MY way. Try smoke drying then grinding red fresnoes, they are great!
              • Huskee
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                • May 2014
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                #25
                I haven't been successful at smoking shelved & stored items, like brown sugar and salt. BUT to be honest I gave up after minimal trials because to me it wasn't worth it. 'Not worth it' would surely change if I revisited it with better techniques....

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                • texastweeter
                  Club Member
                  • Jul 2017
                  • 2712
                  • Republic of Texas

                  #26
                  salt, cheese, nuts, garlic, spices (smoke dried then ground), water (smoked water ice cubes for scotch and bourbon for the rare occasion i dont take it neat)

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                  • texastweeter
                    texastweeter commented
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                    oh and capers...fantastic in pastas or with red onion cream cheese and lox on a bagel (smoke that cream cheese too!)
                • JGrana
                  Club Member
                  • Aug 2016
                  • 265

                  #27
                  Smoked Ghost Peppers, Garlic and Sea Salt. The peppers and garlic get ground up a bit, mixed with the salt and put into salt grinders.
                  My kids have named this "GPS" - Ghost Pepper Salt. I need to supply them every year!!!!
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                  • Ricardo
                    Ricardo commented
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                    JGrana,
                    This look amazing. I’m going to have to give it a try. I was thinking it would need large salt cristals in a strainer to facilitate smoke contact; however, in your photo it looks like a regular baking sheet straight into the KBQ. I’ll have to try it.
                    Thank you,
                    Ricardo
                • RustyHaines
                  Club Member
                  • Sep 2017
                  • 651
                  • Madison, WI

                  #28
                  Paprika

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                  • johnec00
                    Charter Member
                    • Aug 2014
                    • 529
                    • Orlando, Florida
                    • Equipment:
                      '88 Vintage Fire Magic gasser with over 3000 cooks to its credit
                      18 Inch Weber Kettle (Rescued from neighbor's trash)
                      Rotisserie for 18 inch kettle
                      Master Forge propane smoker
                      Pit Barrel Cooker
                      Smokey Joe with mini WSM mod
                      Garcima paella burner
                      Anova Sous Vide
                      Slaiya Sous Vide (gift)
                      2X Thermoworks cooking thermometer
                      DIY 4 channel bluetooth thermometer
                      LEM grinder, sausage stuffer and meat slicer (all gifts)

                      Favorite Beer:
                      Key West Wheat

                    #29
                    texastweeter - Never heard of fresnos, but looked them up and they sound interesting. Do you grow from seeds, or buy the ripe peppers? If from seeds, where do you get them? I saw several seed suppliers that list them, but it wasn't clear that they were all the same.

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                    • texastweeter
                      texastweeter commented
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                      from our own seed. you can buy them in mamy supermarkets though.

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