As far as I am concerned this is still a work in progress, I have been prefecting this for about 15 to 20 years. I try to do something different everytime I make this, its a work in progress. If it doesn't work out, I'll scratch that and go back to the original recipe.
For a short time I had a bunch of friends that paid me to make them a pot of this every Sunday for a whole Football season. Each time they made me make it hotter. They loved it! I heard a rumor that one of the guys was selling it by the bowl at the Stadium when they were tailgating. But that was never confirmed, but also never denied either?
My girlfriend never ever ate chilli, she hated it. Until I "made" her try mine out of guilt. Sometimes guilt can work in your advantage. Well, she raves about this to all of her friends, she has comissioned my chilli services to parties and I have had to say no. Sorry!
Anyway, I want you to try this, Play with it yourself. I believe that you will love it. There is not one person that has tried my chilli that did not like it.
I promise you will love this!