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Old 10-28-2009, 01:27 PM   #1
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How do I keep the pepper dry?

How do I keep the black pepper in the shaker dry? I have Coronita bottles for salt and pepper shakers, you've seen them in Mexican restaurants. The pepper keeps sticking and clumping. Suggestions?

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Old 10-28-2009, 01:47 PM   #2
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I remember seeing grains of rice in salt shakers. Maybe that would work for pepper also.
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:51 PM   #3
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Pepper begins to lose its punch almost immediately after grinding. Pepper that's been sitting in a shaker for days, weeks, or months is pretty much tasteless.

Replace your shaker with a grinder and you'll not only solve your sticking problem, but you'll discover a whole new taste treat!
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:53 PM   #4
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Pepper begins to lose its punch almost immediately after grinding. Pepper that's been sitting in a shaker for days, weeks, or months is pretty much tasteless.

Replace your shaker with a grinder and you'll not only solve your sticking problem, but you'll discover a whole new taste treat!
But then I won't have my cool Coronita shakers...
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:30 AM   #5
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I keep my pepper in grinders. Agree that pepper loses much of its flavor soon after being ground. This includes shelf life. This also applies to many spices, including cinnamon and cloves.
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But then I won't have my cool Coronita shakers...
Would you rather look at your pepper or taste your pepper?
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Would you rather look at your pepper or taste your pepper?

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You can just put salt in both shakers and get one of those nifty pepper grinders? I agree fresh pepper is very very good.
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