Drying hot peppers

It’s not unusual for my chili plants to produce an abundance of peppers. My deck provides the perfect climate for them – hot and sunny. How do I keep hot peppers? I have given them to neighbours, frozen them in Ziplock bags, made hot sauces, pickled sliced Jalapeno, and I have strung them to dry. This year I decided to string the remaining harvest, though I had been advised that certain peppers could rot inside before they have a chance to dry out. To try to remedy this, hubs attempted oven-drying some of the strings, but maybe we did it too late. A string of the white habs look like they have rotted. I suspect that when oven drying, we should slit the peppers to let the moisture escape?

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The arbol peppers continue to be the best for drying as they dry quickly and retain their vibrant red colour.

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