No, to tell the truth those store bought are better! I think they smoke dry them. I have a smoker, and I guess you would skip the water, and just smoke, I could do this, but it take all day! Is not cheap either for wood, charcoal etc. And what wood to use?
Some dry ones I just pulled out. I used to half them, these were small anchos. Now I dry whole, I poke them to vent water inside. These were some hybrid type, and I don't like them. I'm going to try other varieties in the future.
I may try smoking next year, not just anchos, but any pepper I turn into powder.