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timmie

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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 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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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.
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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That's how it's done out here in the desert. Try tying the string horizontal so the peppers don't touch??
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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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.
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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