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How to preserve dried New Mexico chiles in Washington state

I'm going to be sending my brother in coastal Washington some dried Chimayo red chiles. Out here in Nuevo Mexico where we live in a mile high desert with zero point zero humidity we just hang em by a string till we need them. I'm wondering if all the moisture of the Pacific NW would cause the chiles to mold or rot. And if so, how would you protect against that happening. My thought is to bag em and freeze em. Any other suggestions?


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