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Ossumpei
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A Little Twist on the Chili Recipe

#232178 1 year, 5 months ago
Well, I am good at experimenting with the chili.

I used to go to a Mexican place that used beer in the beans. The idea is to put it in with the beans, when they're first boiling. The alcohol boils out and leaves the flavor. I have these three micro's from Red Rocks that were left in my cooler, so I'm going to use them this batch. (Thanks Jade!) If it tastes OK I'm planning on using Guinness stout next time. That will really add some flavor.

The rest of the batch is basically the same. Roasting the tomato's, garlic, jalapeno's, and green pepper, and adding some dark chocolate at the end.

I've been told to add some 'bottom' flavor, and we've had some pretty good discussions on how to do so. I figure I'll give it a try, and give me some ground to compare what the Guinness will taste like.

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Re: A Little Twist on the Chili Recipe

#232195 1 year, 5 months ago
Mmmm, I the sound of that addition!!

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Ossumpei
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Re: A Little Twist on the Chili Recipe

#232196 1 year, 5 months ago
Right now it still smells like beer. As the beans boil that should change. The beer was a little stale to begin with but it shouldn't matter. Its going to boil out anyway.

The real test is going to be the Guinness, that should leave some flavor.

BTW, who do you have in the Super Bowl?
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Re: A Little Twist on the Chili Recipe

#232199 1 year, 5 months ago
I have issues with Jim Harbaugh, so I'm rooting for Ray Lewis and the Ravens. Mostly I just hope it's a good game, and the off season goes quickly!!
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Re: A Little Twist on the Chili Recipe

#232249 1 year, 5 months ago
I would recommend one 12 oz bottle. More than that and it tastes to much like beer.

I used three this time and had to pour most of it out.
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Re: A Little Twist on the Chili Recipe

#232262 1 year, 5 months ago
I was going to say, IPA's have a strong hoppy flavor, that may not blend well with chili. A stout will blend much better.
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Re: A Little Twist on the Chili Recipe

#232266 1 year, 5 months ago
Your right Chester.

This has a bit of that flavor but its obvious that the stout would be better.

A 12 oz bottle of Guinness next time.

This is still edible though.
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Re: A Little Twist on the Chili Recipe

#232271 1 year, 5 months ago
I would probably go for a sweet stout. Something with a nice Malty balance. Guinness might be a touch too bitter.
But I'm interested in how this all turns out. Good luck.
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Re: A Little Twist on the Chili Recipe

#232272 1 year, 5 months ago
Or a porter. Sierra Nevada comes to mind. A real thick heavy taste.

Using one will give the taste without overpowering it.
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