Yesterday I posted an article showing how to prepare chillies for dehydration. It was the first time I had tried to dry chillies in a food dehydrator and I'm glad to say it was a success.
There was a mix of chillies: habanero, serenade, jalapeno and a long 'mystery chilli'. The varying sizes of fruit resulted in different drying times.
After about 6 hours the habaneros were ready first. They had changed from vibrant yellow fleshy fruit to orangey amber and perfectly dried fruit.
At the 6 hour stage the other smaller fruit had also mostly dried but the larger ones were still fleshy at the stalk end. The following picture shows the other fruit at the 6 hour point.
As you can see, the red chillies have preserved their colour well whereas the green ones have darkened considerably.
By 9 hours all of the chillies were dry and ready to pop into air tight jars for future use.
If you're interested in getting a dehydrator, this is the dehydrator model I own.