leather britches

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    i want to try leather britches as a way of preserving beans. has anyone ever done this and if so do you like this method? it would be a way to preserve without electricity.
     
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    I dehydrated mine and have used them several times in soup. Texture is good and they hold their shape well. Easy to store. I haven't air dried them before but I am pleased with dehydrating them.
     
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    My mom called pants "britches", so i really did not understand your thread title.
    Sorry, back to your regular programming.
     
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    Not tried air drying, but I don't see why not. Dehydrating is just the same but with an air blower.
     
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    I tried doing the string method with peppers a few years ago but where they touched on the line with eachother, they turned brown and started to rot. I had read about how the old timers would do this to dry so wanted to try it out but I am probably not in the best climate to do this since I am near the coast and have a high hot humidity level. You may have better results.
     
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    That's how it's done out here in the desert. Try tying the string horizontal so the peppers don't touch??
     
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    I had them hanging in a sunny window tied to go across it but the line did sway downward with the weight of the peppers. I just never tried again but should have.
     
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    The string will absorb the moisture in the air not allowing that part to dry before it starts to rot. Try some coated wire instead. Use #12 solid electrical wire and maybe not as much on it so it does not sag?
     
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    I should say that's how its done out here in the desert where we usually have 6% to 15% humidity during a normal summer.
     
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    timmie, I tried it seven or eight years ago but didn't like them very much.

    They lost a lot of flavor and were tougher than ones dried in a dehydrator.

    They were edible and if you worked on the cooking a bit, they may be good way to go with them. I'm just spoiled with my dehydrators.
     
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    For those stringing peppers.

    I string and dry a lot of them, it works best with thin walled peppers and to speed up the drying you can cut a slit in them before you hang them up.
     

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