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Old 02-16-2010, 11:13 PM   #11
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I've used smoked paprika, and like it for some things, but wouldn't use it if I was grilling anyway. I use it in the winter when I don't grill to give that little something extra. I've used three brands and found them all satisfactory (all imported, although maybe re-packaged by a company that buys in bulk). To me .... use it for anything you want to have a smoky flavor when you cannot cook out over coals.

No, I wouldn't use it for thickening, because the smoky flavor would become overwhelming. But sweet paprika (not sweet-smoky, just regular sweet) can have a mildly thickening effect because you can use a lot of it.
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:16 AM   #12
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I have quite a few dried red peppers from my garden still hanging in my pantry. I want to grind them into paprika, I have a coffee grinder ( KA ) a ktex mill for grain and an electric stone grinder for grain , do you think the grain grinders would clog ? I just think the KA grinder would take forever. Food processor ?? Gage
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Old 02-21-2010, 01:58 PM   #13
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I use it to give a BBQ flavor in indoor cooking. also since my wife does not like spicy food I sneak some smoked Paprika in to get a little heat.
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I get mine from www.thespicehouse.com but they have local locations so I do not need to pay shipping
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:04 PM   #15
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I think it is an aquired taste. I tried it in my chili one time in place of regular paprika and I didn't like it. I should try it in my BBQ rubs, that mike make it more palettable to me.
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:26 PM   #16
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I get mine from www.thespicehouse.com but they have local locations so I do not need to pay shipping
There are Penzey's store locations in Oak Park and Naperville. Not sure how far they are from Chicago. Also a half dozen locations in Wisconsin. One may be close to you.

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Old 02-21-2010, 03:45 PM   #17
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There are Penzey's store locations in Oak Park and Naperville. Not sure how far they are from Chicago. Also a half dozen locations in Wisconsin. One may be close to you.

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Oak park and naperville are drivable but a decent drive. The Evanston store of the spice house is les than 15 min and I love their stuff. Thanks any way Andy
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Been to spice house, it's comparable. Penzeys does do a mail order business!
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:21 PM   #19
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Been to spice house, it's comparable. Penzeys does do a mail order business!
Mail order works great, as long as you know what you want. Whenever I'm near a store, I always stop in to smell the spices.
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:42 PM   #20
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I have quite a few dried red peppers from my garden still hanging in my pantry. I want to grind them into paprika, I have a coffee grinder ( KA ) a ktex mill for grain and an electric stone grinder for grain , do you think the grain grinders would clog ? I just think the KA grinder would take forever. Food processor ?? Gage
Hi Gage:

I feel silly telling you this ('cept I am a moderator on another forum), you might get more responses to your question if you post it in a new thread. I am kind of wondering what kind of grinder would work best for dried peppers too. Somehow, unless somebody with experience recommends you using your grain griders, I would not risk clogging them. My first impulse is to tell you to use your food processor, but I just can't see a precision grind resulting from that. I assume you want a fine powder and not flakes. This would definitely make an interesting thread of its own.
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