questionsdo you put beer in chili? if so - what kind?

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Guinness, and maybe a little bourbon to sweeten it up.

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If you're doing it against your will and you want to mess with the office, I'd just put in tequila after the cooking process so you don't boil off the alcohol. Stand back and watch the fun begin.

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A lager or brown ale should work (nothing hoppy or sharp tasting). If you need beer to add a carmel note, then a dark like Guinness.

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Anything dark works in my book. If you go with one of the big, watery brands, all you're doing is ruining your chili...

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Last time I made chili I put a bottle of Boston Lager in it. Came out pretty good!

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From personal experience, do not under any circumstances, no matter how smart you think it might be, put Jack Daniels in chili. Trust me.

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Correct answer: Shiner. Correct chili: Texan.

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@meh3884 I gotta agree with you on that one. In the winter time, the Winter Lager is a really nice addition. Very smooth and very little hop flavor.

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Picked up some Yuengling Black and Tan. That Boston Lagar sounds good though...

Hmmm - gonna have to hit the store on the way home!

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We make this chili by rachael ray that has beer in it:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/caution-flag-chili-with-flat-tire-toppers-recipe/index.html

it is really good. We also like to cut the meat in half and add in kidney beans and corn instead, but do whatever works for you.

We like to use negro modelo for the beer. Yum!

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@jordan711: I'd stick with the black & tan myself...

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I just use Corona, but I add it after the meat has browned and then cook it until it has reduced by 50-75%.