This is how I make my own chili power. I am interested in FLAVOR not fire hot food so I plant mild chili peppers. Now that the weather is cooler and the days are shorter I am getting more RED chili peppers. I have already picked several baskets of red chili peppers but now I am getting about 2 baskets of red chili peppers every week. I air dry the chili peppers it takes several month for them to get dry enough that I can grind them up in the food processor. They should be dry enough by January or February. On a windy day I grind them outside and I make sure to stand up wind of the food processor. The dry peppers are a little slow to grind so it takes several minutes to grind each batch into small pieces. Next I have to grind them again in the kitchen blender on high speed for several minutes each batch. It takes several minutes to get the seeds to grind to powder. I have 6 chili pepper plants this year I hope to get about 5 or 6 lbs of red chili power.