Yes - I've made a couple batches of dry plates. The first one the emulsion was runny and very thin, the second one looked like it was going to be good, but I fogged it my turning on the lights while the plates were drying... I've yet to try again, but I will.
The key in dry plate emulsion is the contrast and shadow details. Emulsions made originally for printing is too high contrast and in particular too steep contrast in the shadow region (poor shadow details).