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The Great Miller Lite Chili Cook-off 2009

I had the pleasure of attending the Great Miller Lite Chili Cook Off 2009 at Stone Mountain Park in Georgia this past Saturday, September 29th,2009.  The weather started off cool and comfortable but quickly turned wet and ugly.  Because of the tremendous amount of rainfall, I wasn't able to visit all of the chili booths or meet as many people as I wanted.  The parking lot even flooded enough that my car suffered a bit of damage but it still turned out to be a pretty good chili cook off day.

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The picture below is of the rain soaked field...

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Before I tell you more about the chili and the chili people at Stone Mountain, I want to let you know that I welcome any additional input on the event.  If you have pictures or a personal story, please let me know by sending information to danna@famouschilirecipes.com .  I feel like I missed out on a lot of good chili talk because of the rain.

The Great Miller Lite Chili Cook Off, or Stone Mountain Chili Cook Off as I call it, had competition categories in chili, stew and cornbread.  In addition to the judging of chili, there is always the Showmanship awards and believe me, I think some of the competitors spend as much time on their costumes and booth decorations as they do preparing their chili.  I am quite disappointed that I wasn't able to see all of the chili booths but the dancing pirates and clowns with helium induced high pitched voices were two booths that stood out in the crowds of tents.

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Winners were announced after an afternoon of judging.  For a full list of winners in all categories you can check out the official cook-off page.  Chili cook-off top winners were awarded as follows.  The $5000 first place winner was Steve Abbott with Abbott's Suck-up Chili.  Cecil Hutchins and his Metal Head Chili came in 2nd with Melissa James and her James Gang Chili #1 coming in 3rd place.

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Kevin Sykora and his team's Groundskeeper Chili were attending the chili cook off for the 3rd year in a row.  Like many other competitors Kevin makes his own chili powder to use while cooking.  While the decision as to which chilis to use is sometimes based on availability of chilis, a great deal of thought goes into the  heat levels of the chilis selected.

While the chili cook-off is not a preliminary even for the ICS or CASI it does raise money for a worthy cause.  The main sponsor of the chili cook-off is Miller Lite and 100% of the proceeds go to Camp Twin Lakes for children facing serious illnesses and other physical or emotional challenges.  It's a great cause and it's wonderful that such a fun event can benefit such deserving children.

Even with soggy weather, the Stone Mountain Chili Cook-off was a great success and you can be sure I'll be marking my calendar for next year's cook-off.

Written By Danna Vach