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Chili cook off, using the EGGfest Chili recipe with a twist/Dizzy Pig

image I have entered into my first Chili cook off. I'm going to use the EGGfest Chili recipe with a twist. Here's what I'm thinking of using: 6 ounces applewood-smoked bacon (about 7 slices) 2 cups diced yellow onions 2 cups diced celery 2 tablespoons minced garlic. Fresh 2 pounds ground chuck 80%\20% 1⁄4 cup Dizzy Pig Dizzy Dust (I love this stuff) 1⁄4 cup chili powder 2 tablespoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons dried oregano 11⁄2 cups beef stock 2 (28-ounce) cans diced tomatoes 2 (14-ounce) cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed 1 (14-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 (14-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Texas Pete sauce 2 chipotle peppers in adobo Grated Cheddar cheese, thinly sliced scallions, and sour Cream- for toppings. Anything I'm missing? I'll post pictures of the cooking of the chili tomorrow.
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  • Cook off is today! I'm starting the morning (10 hrs from finish) by putting my 2 cups of BGE pecan chips in water to soak. image
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  • Looks like it's gonna be a good pot of chili. Good luck at the cook off! Just my opinion, but I don't ever soak my wood chips or chunks. I don't think it is necessary.
    LBGE 2013, SBGE 2014, Mini 2015
    Columbus IN
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  • Looks like it's gonna be a good pot of chili. Good luck at the cook off! Just my opinion, but I don't ever soak my wood chips or chunks. I don't think it is necessary.
    No kidding, you get the same amount of smoke?
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  • Yep. I personally think I get a better tasting smoke dry than wet. If I am doing a short cook and want smoke I use chips. I usually spread them all through the lump so I get a continuous light smoke. If I am doing anything for any amount of time at all, I use chunks. I honestly hardly ever use chips at all anymore.
    LBGE 2013, SBGE 2014, Mini 2015
    Columbus IN
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  • rtt121rtt121 Posts: 635
    Most here will tell you they don't soak their chips.

    Google it there is evidence it does not much at all
    Medium, and XL eggs in Galloway NJ.  Just outside of Atlantic City.  
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  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 1,316
    Sounds good- I like to smoke a chuckie and cube for the chili. I like the texture it adds having both ground and chunks of beef.
    Greensboro, NC
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  • Roasted my garlic 375 degrees for 45 min. More than I needed but will freeze the extras for other meals. image Added oil then baconimage Removed bacon, added all other ingredients image More to follow
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  • Called an audible, decide to continue to smoke the chili with direct heat. My 5 quart dutch oven was very full thought that it might help cook it down a little. Making sure to stir every 15 min. image
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,869
    Lookinggood so far. Making a batch tomorrow
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 1,316
    Nice- must have turned out well. What did you think?
    Greensboro, NC
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  • jls9595jls9595 Posts: 1,245
    congrats!
    In Manchester, TN
    Vol For Life!
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  • You da man!
    Hendersonville, TN.
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  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034

    Congrats

    Looks like a tasty recipe

    Great job!!


     Shane

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  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,894
    Looks like it's gonna be a good pot of chili. Good luck at the cook off! Just my opinion, but I don't ever soak my wood chips or chunks. I don't think it is necessary.
    No kidding, you get the same amount of smoke?
    Steam and smoke are two different things.

    No need to soak your chips when you cook on the Egg.
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  • Wolfpack said:
    Nice- must have turned out well. What did you think?

    Wish I would have used/had a bigger dutch oven. It tasted great. I would differently do it agin. The smoke flavor was great. Using the Dizzy Pig rub set it apart without being to much spice.
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  • I think I will try this chili this weekend. Looks good!

    Large, soon to have another size TBD

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,980
    Do you have the website recipe I can print?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • henapple said:
    Do you have the website recipe I can print?

    Try this site http://site.outdora.com/blog/eggfest-chili-compliments-big-green-egg-871.html
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