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  • treesmacker
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    • May 2018
    • 629
    • Grants Pass OR
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      • O-Grill 600 Portable Grill with O-Dock
      • Cuisinart 360 Griddle

    I won the Chili cookoff

    I finally won the Chili cook off at my work. I've been trying for years. This year, I used Malcom Reed's Smoked Chili Recipe. I pretty much stuck to his recipe, with the only changes being I made my own spicy sausage using A.C. Legg Hot Pork Sausage Seasoning, and I substituted New mexico hot chili powder for the cayenne. Also, I used prime chuck since our local Cartwright's had it on sale. I think the win was for the execution of his recipe; I did it over a couple of weeks step by step using the freezer in between.
    There were 8 contestants and about 30 judges. I got 16 votes, second was 10 votes, third 4 votes... so, a pretty clear win. The second place also used smoked meat and it was really good.


    https://howtobbqright.com/2017/11/02...-chili-recipe/
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    https://www.cartwrightsmarket.com/

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  • tbob4
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    • Nov 2014
    • 2107
    • Chico, CA
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    #2
    Congrats!!!

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    • Old Glory
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      • Feb 2018
      • 630
      • Northshore MA

      #3
      Awesome!

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      • Sweaty Paul
        Founding Member
        • Aug 2014
        • 1093
        • Hays, KS
        • Green Mountain Grill - Jim Bowie
          (I've never regretted having too much grate space).

          Weber Genesis Gas grill
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        #4
        Congratulations!

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        • Steve B
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          • Jun 2016
          • 2617
          • Rockland county New York
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            Yoke Up custom charcoal basket and a Grill Wraps cover.

            22.5 copper kettle w/ SnS, DnG, BBQ vortex, gasket and stainless steel hinge kit.

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          #5
          Congrats. I just made the same chili for the first time thanks to fzxdoc for putting up that link. It was really good. Glad you're king of the office. At least till next year

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          • fuzzydaddy
            Charter Member
            • Nov 2014
            • 4922
            • Near my cookers...Pensacola FL
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              Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado.
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              MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPOG.

            #6
            Congratulations and those are some beautiful chuck roasts - before & after cooking!

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            • Elton's BBQ
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              • Apr 2016
              • 1751
              • Saltnes Norway
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              #7
              Congratulations!

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              • jecucolo
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                • Nov 2015
                • 1212
                • Schertz Texas
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                #8
                Mmmm love me some chili!

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                • Troutman
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                  • Aug 2017
                  • 6511
                  • Republic of Texallence

                  • OUTDOOR COOKERS
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                  #9
                  That’s fantastic, proud of you man !!!

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                  • JGo37
                    Club Member
                    • Apr 2018
                    • 1314
                    • the LOU
                    • Cookers:

                      22" Blackstone Griddle, with stand & hood
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                      Weber BI-code Black Performer w/Igniter
                      Weber DE-code Red Limited - 'Lucille'

                      Accessories:

                      Ancient heavy CI Propane Turkey Fryer, for lighting chimneys
                      BBQ Dragon kettle shelves - 2
                      Fyre Dragon Kettle Drippin' Ring, Burnin' Cone & Drippin' Pan - 2 sets
                      Fyre Dragon Kettle Ribbin' Ring
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                      Smokenator
                      Smoking Tubes: 2x12" & 1x6"
                      SnS
                      Weber Gourmet Grill w/Griddle, Pizza Stone & Wok

                      My Helpers:

                      Anova 900W Sous Vide Cooker w/Radios
                      Instant Pot 6Q Duo
                      Nesco Tabletop Roaster
                      & the PIT!

                    #10
                    That's an awesome accomplishment and major cred with your peers - next the world?

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                    • ofelles
                      Club Member
                      • Jun 2018
                      • 1032
                      • Brentwood CA
                      • Yoder YS640 on Comp cart
                        Klose Charcoal Grill
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                        Thermoworks Dot
                        Thermopen Mk4

                      #11
                      Way to go. looks great!

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                      • Ahumadora
                        Club Member
                        • Oct 2015
                        • 1650
                        • Pilar Buenos Aires, Argentina

                        #12
                        Annnnd it's out of the park!!! Looks great.

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                        • smokin fool
                          Club Member
                          • Apr 2019
                          • 853
                          • Mississauga, Ont

                          #13
                          Perseverance pays of in the end, congrats.

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                          • RonB
                            Club Member
                            • Apr 2016
                            • 11045
                            • Near Richmond VA
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                              Rotisserie
                              Smokenator 1000
                              Cookshack Smokette Elite
                              2 Thermapens
                              Chefalarm
                              Dot
                              lots of probes.
                              CyberQ

                            #14
                            Congrats on the win.

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                            • Texas Larry
                              Club Member
                              • May 2017
                              • 797
                              • Wilson County, TX
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                                Dreaming of a really good stick-burner...
                                Favorite beer: Alaskan Amber

                              #15
                              Congrats! Nice win in a Texas chili contest😁!

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