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Suggestions for smoking ABTs and wings at the same time

I'm a recent BGE owner but have already blown through plenty of lump in the last couple of months. We are having a party with some neighbors to watch my Bucs beat the Panthers in a couple of weeks. I was planning to smoke some ABTs and wings for the game. I usually smoke wings indirect but have never done any ABTs. Any suggestions on the best way to prepare both at the same time to have them complete roughly at the same time?

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  • What size egg? Do you have double grates?
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • I trust any advice from a Dawgs fan! My wife is a UGA grad and we're big fans.

    I have a large egg and the grate extender made by BGE.

  • Depending on how many people you may need to consider cooking the wings ahead of time and cook the ABT's on Sunday, just reheat the wings. I've cooked them both indirect together but just enough on the large for 2 of us. They do take about the same time. I'd do the wings on the main grate and the ABT's on the extender unless you don't want bacon dripping on your chicken (why you wouldn't is beyond me)
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,327
    edited November 2012
    I agree with SmokinDAWG...both will do well indirect and will take about the same amount of time/temp, so it's just a matter of how many you want to make and if you can fit them on the two levels.  If you are having the get together at your house you could always just cook them in a couple of shifts.  I would go about 350 and expect 45 min to an hour.  One factor on the ABTs is how thick the bacon is.  Thicker bacon = more time to get crispy.  

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,497
    I always cook abts at 400; I bake Bacon at that temp by itself too. Cuts cooking time down some too.
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