Well I'm just about out of the pound of smoked jap powder from this batch, might have a few tablespoons left...
Someone told me they had seen whole chipotle pods in the mexican spices section, so I looked and sure enough El Guapo has these - http://www.mexgrocer.com/44989-33210.html
I bought a pkg and ground them up and I have to say, they are pretty close to the peppers I made - not nearly as smokey, but overall pretty good! The ground powder was more of a brown color with only a very very faint reddish tint to it.
I paid close to $4 for a 1.5oz pkg... Crap! I'd go broke!
Looked around and found these guys - http://stores.ebay.com/CHEFCUBE-Gour...=p4634.c0.m322
I've ordered a 1lb pkg for less than $20 with shipping - I'll letcha know what I think of them when they arrive!