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How to Dry Chili/ Chili Dryer Price/ Chili Drying Time/ Chili Drying Process
Mar 25, 2022

How to Dry chili

Chili is an important vegetable and spice, and is grown on a large scale all over the world, making them a very popular condiment. Chili can also extract capsanthin, which is used in the food and cosmetic industries.
There are two main methods of drying chili: sun-drying and automatic drying.
The sun drying method is relatively simple and can be divided into two types. The first method is to spread the chili evenly under the sun for drying. The drying time is about 10-15 days. Although this method has zero cost and the method is extremely simple, this drying method is not only inefficient, but also requires a large area of ​​chili drying site, and is very easily affected by the weather. It will also cause chili mildew when it cannot be dried in rainy weather. to rot. The second method is indoor drying, using coal or other methods to increase the indoor temperature, and the drying time is 10-15 days. This method can avoid rainy weather, but it also requires a large drying area, low efficiency, and serious pollution. The above two conventional drying methods have a poor quality of chili, low efficiency, high labor intensity, small processing capacity, and chili is edible products, which are seriously polluted.

Therefore, traditional chili processing methods can no longer meet the needs of many chili growers and chili processing manufacturers. Many customers choose to use chili dryer equipment to dry chili. The drying efficiency is fast, the output per hour is 200-5000KG. The labor is reduced, and the automatic continuous production is realized. Chili is of good quality and is clean and hygienic: it will not contaminate the raw materials, nor will it change the color, aroma, and nutritional content of the raw materials.

What is the chili dryer equipment?

At present, there are three types of commonly used chili dryers, namely mesh belt type chili dryer, chili drying oven and microwave chili dryer. Different drying equipment is suitable for different drying needs. In addition, the size of the equipment is also different. All can be customized and processed.
1. Mesh belt type chili dryer:
This is a kind of chili dryer equipment with a relatively large drying output. It can be matched with different heat source methods and materials. It has a fast drying speed and high production efficiency. Common equipment includes a mesh belt type chili dryer, continuous chili dryer, automatic chili drying machine, special chili drying machine, new chili drying machine, multi-functional chili dehydrator equipment.

2. Chili drying room:
This is box-type chili dryer equipment. The drying room is equipped with a heat pump dryer to complete the collection of chili heat, heating, and drying. Generally, heat pump compressors are used to obtain heat. Large-scale chili drying rooms can also allow chili dryer manufacturers to customize and process other heat sources. Common equipment types: heat pump chili drying room, air energy chili drying room, chili oven, hot air circulation chili room, electric heating chili drying box.

3. Microwave chili dryer
This is a new type of chili drying equipment, which uses microwaves to dry the chili, and the drying can be completed in a few minutes. The dried chili has good color and complete nutritional retention. Common types of drying equipment: microwave chili dryer, chili microwave drying equipment, microwave chili drying equipment, microwave chili drying equipment, chili microwave dryer.

In summary, when we process chili in the actual process, we can choose the appropriate type of chili dryer equipment according to our actual needs.

How to choose the right pepper dryer?

How much chili is produced per day?
When purchasing equipment, the manufacturer will ask you what your estimated output is. This is very important, because the manufacturer will plan for you how much equipment to buy based on your output. If the equipment is purchased too large, the energy consumption during the production process will be high, resulting in unnecessary waste. However, if the equipment is purchased too small and the drying is not done in time, the wet chili will rot and cause losses to you. So it is important that the equipment is sized for your output.
If the processing volume of chili per day is about several thousand kilograms, then the chili drying room can meet the daily processing needs. The processing volume of this drying room equipment is about 200-5000 kilograms per day, and the processing size can also be customized.
If the daily amount of chili drying is relatively large, it is necessary to use continuous chili drying equipment. The length of the oven and the number of layers of mesh belts can be customized. The daily processing amount of chili ranges from several tons to dozens of tons. We can Reasonable selection and matching according to your own processing requirements.
2. What heat source method to choose?
The chili drying equipment produced by Baixin supports a variety of heat sources, such as electricity, coal, gas, diesel, biological particles, etc.

The heat source method is related to several points: drying effect, investment cost, and production cost. Let’s clarify what these points mean.
Drying effect: Because the drying materials are different, which heat source method is more suitable also has different attention, because the temperature of different heat source methods is different, some materials are suitable for high-temperature drying, while some are suitable for low-temperature multi-stage drying, so if For drying chili, heat pump drying, gas drying and coal-fired drying are suitable. The drying effect is good.
Investment cost: When purchasing equipment, each customer has its own budget, and the investment cost of different heat source methods is different. For example, the investment cost of heat pump drying is higher, and the cost of coal heating is relatively low. For less, customers can prioritize coal heating.
Production cost: As mentioned above, the investment cost of heat pump heating is high, but its operating cost is relatively low, so we should not only consider the investment cost, but also the production cost.
I hope the above summary will help you with your purchase. If you are still choosing a manufacturer, or you still do not understand the product, you can go to Baixin to inspect the equipment. From pre-sales to after-sales, there is a complete system to help you choose equipment and make good use of equipment!

Chili dryer price

First of all, the chili drying equipment is a customized machine. Different manufacturers have different production technologies and drying levels. The performance, efficiency, and configuration of the chili drying equipment produced are different, so the price will naturally vary greatly.
The price of the commonly used chili drying room is about 3,500-50,000 US dollars, and the price of the chili mesh belt dryer is about 30,000-100,000 US dollars. In addition to the basic equipment models, customized processing can also be carried out. and quotes.

How long does it take to dry chili?

To answer this question, first of all, we have to determine the type of chili drying equipment we use, such as the equipment in the form of a chili drying room or a belt-type chili drying machine. These two kinds of drying equipment have different drying methods. The drying time varies greatly.
For example, for the same pepper variety and water content, if a chili drying room is used, the drying time is generally between 12-36 hours due to the limited amount of moisture in the drying room. If a mesh belt type chili dryer is used, drying It has a large area and a large amount of moisture removal. Generally, the drying time is 6-15 hours, so the drying time of different chili drying methods is very different.

What factors affect drying time?

There are many factors that affect the drying time of chili, such as pepper varieties, drying temperature, drying method, equipment performance, etc.
Chili varieties: Different chili varieties have different water content.
Drying temperature: No matter what kind of chili is dried, the hot air circulation is used to complete the process of chili drying. Then the drying temperature is also very important for the chili. If the temperature is too high, the drying speed of the chili will be too fast, and the breaking rate of the chili will be high; if the temperature is too low, the drying time of the chili will be prolonged, which will increase the drying time and drying time. dry cost.
Drying method: In the long-term chili drying process, people have also summed up some drying methods and techniques. For example, drying chili in sections, drying chili in sections, etc., can greatly improve the drying efficiency of chili and save drying time.
Equipment performance: A good chili drying equipment is also very important to improve the drying efficiency of chili. For example, the design is reasonable, the hot air circulation is scientific, the heat utilization rate is high, and the heat loss is low, etc., then such equipment is fast and good for drying chili, which can greatly improve the drying efficiency of chili.

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