LOL i use 8 seeded Japs when i make them wicked beans. But, i make a double batch . The beans freeze very well and reheat easily.
If you trim your own spare ribs smoke and save all the trimmings for beans. If you cure and smoke your own bellies ,there is usually a portion of the belly that is to thin to slice for bacon. Dice this up and fry it for bacon grease and add the bacon to your beans . You can sub molasses or cane syrup for some of the sugar. So many things you can do to Dutch's beans and the flavor changes a bit but still very good.