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  • Virginia Dave
    Former Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 90
    • Forest Virginia

    Chili Cookoff this past weekend...

    A few fellas in the Pit were interested to know how I did in a local chili competition this past weekend. My team, Po'House Chili won the People's Choice Award. We didn't place in the judges awards, but that's OK. The people's votes were the ones we were after!
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  • fzxdoc
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 4738
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    #2
    Congrats, Dave! I like that shiny trophy. What's the guy doing on top, jumping for joy and does he also have a spatula or tongs in his hands? Hope so!

    Kathryn

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    • Virginia Dave
      Virginia Dave commented
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      Thanks Kathryn! He is holding a laurel wreath I think.
  • smarkley
    Former Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 1429

    #3
    Awesome Dave... what was your chili entry like? hot/not hot? beans/no beans?

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    • Virginia Dave
      Virginia Dave commented
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      VERY meaty and just enough spice to know you're eating chili. The crowd at this event is very diverse, so it's a delicate balance to please the majority. We had to make 10 gallons. It contained 22 lbs of cubed choice chuck roast and 10 lbs of course ground sirloin, and yes... a mix of light and dark red kidney beans. I know...

    • smarkley
      smarkley commented
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      Great sounding ingredients!

      At home I have been made painfully aware to cook for the crowd (victims)... ya did good!

    • Virginia Dave
      Virginia Dave commented
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      Thanks Smarkley!
  • David Parrish
    Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
    • May 2014
    • 5040
    • Charlotte, NC
      • Slow 'N Sear Kamado (SnSK)
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      • LOTS of digital thermometers (my fav)
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      • Favorite White Wine - Cakebread Chardonnay
      • Favorite Red Wine - Yes, Please
      • President/Owner - SnS Grills

    #4
    Real chili has beans. Period. Way to keep the faith Dave

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    • The Burn
      The Burn commented
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      Never speak those words in Texas, PB.

    • David Parrish
      David Parrish commented
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      TB I entered two chili cook offs in Texas, both times using beans in my chili. I kept the faith, but lost the cook offs.

    • Pork Lord
      Pork Lord commented
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      We disagree about beans here in Texas but I like beans personally in chili.
  • Jon Solberg
    Former Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 4872

    #5
    Congrats Dave! WTG! Thats a nice trophy for sure.

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    • Virginia Dave
      Virginia Dave commented
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      Thanks Jon!
  • CandySueQ
    KCBS President, and Moderator
    • Jul 2014
    • 1536
    • Pellet Fired Jambo, T1000 Woodmaster, FEC100, MAK 2 star, Yoder 640, Backwoods Pellet Chef, 14" & 22" WSM, 22" Weber Kettle, Stoven, Hot Box Grill, Hasty Bake Portable

    #6
    I like beans in my chili! I like white chicken chili too (a lot!). Congratulations!!!

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    • Virginia Dave
      Virginia Dave commented
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      Thanks CandySue!
  • THoey1963
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 36
    • San Antonio, TX
    • Terry - Learning more about Q every day...

      Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5" - Weber Genesis S-330
      Pitmaster IQ-120 - Thermapen - Maverick ET-733
      KCBS member

    #7
    Congrats!

    Every time I hear of a chili cook off, the following humor comes to mind (WARNING - Language)

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/544975/posts

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    • Virginia Dave
      Virginia Dave commented
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      That is some funny stuff! Haha!
  • David Parrish
    Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
    • May 2014
    • 5040
    • Charlotte, NC
      • Slow 'N Sear Kamado (SnSK)
      • Lots of grills that work with Slow 'N Sear
      • LOTS of digital thermometers (my fav)
      • LOTS of accessories
      • Favorite Beer - Fat Tire
      • Favorite Bourbon - Woodford Reserve
      • Favorite White Wine - Cakebread Chardonnay
      • Favorite Red Wine - Yes, Please
      • President/Owner - SnS Grills

    #8
    Originally posted by THoey1963 View Post
    Congrats!

    Every time I hear of a chili cook off, the following humor comes to mind (WARNING - Language)

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/544975/posts
    That looks familiar. See here: http://amazingribs.com/recipes/beef/...con_carne.html

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    • Marauderer
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 1482
      • Powder Springs, Georgia
      • [ATTACH=CONFIG]temp_6496_1424176307798_786[/ATTACH] Barry
        Powder Springs, GA

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      #9
      Congrats Dave, It is always a good feeling to have the people on your side. And yes, real chili has beans in it. And yes, I am not from the great state of Texas but know some really fine folks from there.

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      • Virginia Dave
        Virginia Dave commented
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        Thanks Barry!

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