I just looked at Saiko's recipe. I've been making stew even before I learned to smoke meat. My mother made Brunswick stew and her mother before her. Stew has 3 kinds of meat, beef pork and chicken. It also has Okra and Worchestire in it not shown in the Recipe. It takes two days to make good stew. One to smoke the meat and one to prepare the stew. All of the ingredients except the corn and meat are run through a food processor to grind them up. Real stew should be so thick that a spoon will almost stand up in it. I've eaten some really bad stew in my life and like everyone else I'm partial to mine. Whatever you do don't put potatoes in it. The starch in the potatoes ruins the taste. The secret to good stew is to add a little sugar. Stew is supposed to be a little sweet.
Just an opinion