I recently joined a group called The Pepper Lovers Club. Its a non-profit group that helps people pay for vet bills they can't afford. The thing we have in common is peppers & cooking. So every month at the meetings there is a theme & that was wings & salsa this month. I brought wings & was told whatever I brought would be judged. Well I don't think I got a single vote but there could have been some confusion. I didn't have time to smoke mine & make my own chipotle sauce for that entry. I do know mine were the meatiest & tender of all of them. The ones that won the wings & salsa competition had incredibly hot/like on fire entries. So this Saturday the president of the pepper club is also in a home brew beer club & having an annual bash down at her waterfront home. So the beer people are gonna have the beer contest (did I join the wrong group?) & we are having BBQ contest. Any BBQ. I was thinking about making pulled pork sliders with home made hot pickles & pickled peppers with a chipotle finishing sauce. I did smoke up a pile of red jalapenos the other day & made a butt kickin sauce that I can use instead of store bought. I got that recipe on the site I think & its always a favorite. I tweaked it a lil..... 1 cup ketchup 1/2 cup store bought chipotle sauce 3 tbs brown sugar 1 cup cider vinegar 2 tbs mustard. 1 tsp garlic powder use fresh if you have it tsp onion powder " " " " " salt/pepper That is considered hot by my friends & some like it that way. For sissies I cut the chipotle to 1/4 & add 1/4 cup ketchup & that is very popular. So now I have an idea where the palette is in my group I will use my home made sauce which will live in your mouth rent free for 5 minutes but you can still talk. Anyway sorry for babblin just having fun smoking, growing stuff in the garden & eating it!