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Offline jsaras

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Calabrian chili flakes
« on: February 04, 2018, 11:00:20 PM »
With shipping included, I paid about $15/jar for this stuff.  It is noticeably hotter than my Aleppo flakes and chili flakes.  I look forward to trying this out on pizza next weekend.
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Re: Calabrian chili flakes
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018, 05:22:29 AM »
Nice, how much came for that? Do they have a distinctly different flavor than the other flakes? The best I've had so far are India red chili flakes that I get from World Spice here.

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Re: Calabrian chili flakes
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 09:00:09 AM »
It's a 1.4 ounce jar.  I got two jars as the shipping cost didn't change with the additional jar.  Otherwise, the in-store cost is $10.  They also sell it in a more milled form; not quite a fine powder.
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Re: Calabrian chili flakes
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 04:30:43 PM »
What is the name of the chile?  Is it Calabrian? Ive been making my own flakes/powders from peppers ive grown for couple years now. You easily grow more peppers than you can use for powder.  Plus save a ton of money.  Powder/flake prices are very high.

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Re: Calabrian chili flakes
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2018, 06:28:52 PM »
What is the name of the chile?  Is it Calabrian? Ive been making my own flakes/powders from peppers ive grown for couple years now. You easily grow more peppers than you can use for powder.  Plus save a ton of money.  Powder/flake prices are very high.

Yes, Calabrian chilis.  I'm just getting into growing my own chilis, but I'm starting with Jimmy Nardello peppers
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Re: Calabrian chili flakes
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2018, 11:34:14 AM »
Check out Aleppo peppers. Great for flakes.  If you want alot more heat hot paper lantern are great also.

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Re: Calabrian chili flakes
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2018, 01:42:56 PM »
Check out Aleppo peppers. Great for flakes.  If you want alot more heat hot paper lantern are great also.

I'm covered on Aleppo peppers.  I definitely don't need more heat than Calabrian peppers.
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Re: Calabrian chili flakes
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2018, 01:46:46 PM »
A local spice shop sells this:

https://oaktownspiceshop.com/products/calabrian-chile-ground?variant=841997423

Ground Calabrian peppers - but there is a sweet and a hot version.  I will have to ask them what that is all about.
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Re: Calabrian chili flakes
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2018, 06:01:07 PM »
That's interesting.  I also wonder if flakes or the more finely ground version would be a better delivery vehicle.  I'd guess that finer versions would provide greater surface area, but would it matter?
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Re: Calabrian chili flakes
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2018, 06:22:58 PM »
That's interesting.  I also wonder if flakes or the more finely ground version would be a better delivery vehicle.  I'd guess that finer versions would provide greater surface area, but would it matter?

In case it did not make sense, I meant to write there was a sweet and a hot version - I fixed it.

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I was actually wondering if the flakes would be better.  I can see the powder, perhaps, being better in a sauce.  It would blend more readily, etc.

On the other hand, I do no think sprinkling a powder on a pizza would be as good as sprinkling flakes.
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Re: Calabrian chili flakes
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2018, 07:12:34 PM »
Powder is really good on almost anything - at least the powder I made in my dehydrator was - would work well in sausage too.

Link to how I did it here - results a bit down on that page...

https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=19368.msg397882#msg397882
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Baker's Pride GP-61 NG, Baker's Pride M02T 220V, PizzaParty Ardore (with saputo tiles) LP
Focus is NY style but do others too
Preferred Flour (for NY pies) is All Trumps BB
Preferred temperature for NY is 550F, for NP 825F
Preferred type of yeast IDY

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Re: Calabrian chili flakes
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2018, 06:57:29 AM »
For hotter stuff I like powder better.  I feel i have more control. But for regular pepper flakes for pizza. I like flakes.

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