thanks for sharing this trucker's bean recipe, max. can i call you max?:) and welcome to dc! it's a fun place to hang out for a lot of reasons, but mostly you'll want to stay for the eats!
i'm just wondering, does this chili really need a couple of hours on the stove to come together? i would think it should be good to go in half that time....:)
oh, and rock--i'll be looking for that bean blend of yours, or something like it, thanks....:)