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 Why put BEER in chili?

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Hepcat

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Re:Why put BEER in chili? Thu, 02/7/13 2:56 PM (permalink)
Grapes in tomato based sauce? I can't see how that would be a plus. I just think restaurants do it to appeal to the chi-chi crowd, in much the same manner that adding beer to chili would appeal to macho beer drinkers. The two markets might after all correlate very well.
 
Me though I dismiss both as marketing gimmicks and order something else.
 

 
 
 
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    Phildelmar

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    Re:Why put BEER in chili? Thu, 02/7/13 3:54 PM (permalink)
    I use an IPA
     
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      CajunKing

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      Re:Why put BEER in chili? Thu, 02/7/13 5:38 PM (permalink)
      Why add plain water when you could add something that would actually add flavor to the dish.  I do add a darker or amber beer to deglaze my chili pot after browning the meat.  It adds richness to the dish
       
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        Phildelmar

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        Re:Why put BEER in chili? Thu, 02/7/13 6:26 PM (permalink)
        I never use water
         
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          MetroplexJim

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          Re:Why put BEER in chili? Thu, 02/7/13 7:02 PM (permalink)
          Hepcat


          Grapes in tomato based sauce? I can't see how that would be a plus. I just think restaurants do it to appeal to the chi-chi crowd, in much the same manner that adding beer to chili would appeal to macho beer drinkers. The two markets might after all correlate very well.

          Me though I dismiss both as marketing gimmicks and order something else.



           
          As I recall, Clemenza added red wine to the tomato-based pasta gravy he made for his "soldiers" when they "went to the matresses". 

           
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            leethebard

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            Re:Why put BEER in chili? Thu, 02/7/13 7:34 PM (permalink)
            My Italian Grandma frequently added a little homemade red wine (grandpa made it) into the Sunday gravy. It's a fairly common add in. I do it often, Good Italian cooking!...oh and I sometimes put beer in our chili...
             
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              chewingthefat

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              Re:Why put BEER in chili? Sat, 02/9/13 5:30 PM (permalink)
              ChrisOC


              I always have trouble trying to smoke the beer.

              You are using cheap rolling paper!

               
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                ann peeples

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                Re:Why put BEER in chili? Sat, 02/9/13 7:43 PM (permalink)
                LOL, Tom!
                 
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                  elementsrestaurant

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                  Re:Why put BEER in chili? Tue, 02/12/13 5:59 AM (permalink)
                  I don't think it taste any better putting chili on beer. Sounds awkward for me never tried doing so.
                   
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                    Phildelmar

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                    Re:Why put BEER in chili? Tue, 02/12/13 6:18 AM (permalink)
                    Hops, as found in a good IPA, do ad a nice edge
                     
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                      jorenmathew

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                      Re:Why put BEER in chili? Wed, 05/15/13 8:13 AM (permalink)
                      Great way to put the beer. I liked the way.
                      Please share more tips, I think it's not worked well.
                       
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