Use Shiner as the base, no water.
use regular chili powder, ancho chili powder, & chipotle(just trust me, the combo is brilliant)
brown your beef and add to pot, next saute the onions and garlic in the beef fat & add to pot. chop up jalepenos for your heat tolerance and add. add your spices and go low n slow. i like to add the juice of 2 limes to mine as well