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First Attempt at Chicken Wings

TaylorcwTaylorcw Posts: 23
edited August 2014 in EggHead Forum
Decided that I wanted to try out smoking some chicken wings. I wanted to try using a beer brine on the chicken wings.
I did two batches. 
The first batch I did in a normal brine (kosher salt, sugar, peppercorns, garlic, and some lemon), and rubbed it with a house made blend (usual suspects: kosher salt, turbino sugar, garlic powder, cayenne, chipotle, brown sugar, paprika, cumin etc.). 
The second batch I tried mixing the same brine with a KCCO Black Lager (about 3/4 beer and 1/4 brine, with added salt and sugar) and tweaked my normal house rub to include some chocolate powder and a hint of cinnamon.

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Rain can't ruin a cook once I've committed to it.

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Put the wings on indirect at 350 for 45 min with some applewood smoking.

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Pulled the wings off and removed the platesetter and put them back on and opened her up to get the wings nice and crispy. Let them go for another 5 min a side.


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Comments

  • LegumeLegume Posts: 7,990
    Rain? I'm jealous. Wings look great, I'd crush those!
    Austin, TX
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 4,709
    Looks terrific! And a fellow gamecock to boot! :-bd
  • plumbfir01plumbfir01 Posts: 719
    @Taylorcw where are you from?
    Beaufort, SC
  • mshumpmshump Posts: 212
    Looks like another success!!
    Danville, Il
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,644
    What the hell is that wet stuff? Haven't seen that in Central Texas. Nice cook
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 4,596
    Absolutely awesome looking...Which ones did you prefer..
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Accelerate....
  • JstrokeJstroke Posts: 1,798
    I second an earlier motion, i would crush those. Very nice
    Columbus, Ohio--A Gasser filled with Matchlight and an Ugly Drum.
  • TaylorcwTaylorcw Posts: 23
    @Taylorcw where are you from?
    I'm from South Carolina. Bluffton/Hilton Head area.

    Thanks everyone! Enjoying the Egg tremendously.
    Absolutely awesome looking...Which ones did you prefer..
    The Chocolate rub went really well with the beer, but the other one had a great sweet/spicy combination. Needless to say they didn't last very long.
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,148
    How old is that BGE?

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • TaylorcwTaylorcw Posts: 23
    Dyal_SC said:
    Looks terrific! And a fellow gamecock to boot! :-bd
    Can't wait for football season!! This trail run of wings was to make sure we had a solid go to for Football Season!
    Go Cocks!!
  • TaylorcwTaylorcw Posts: 23
    How old is that BGE?
    Not exactly sure. I found it at a local thrift store.

    If anyone could help me find features or markings that would help me identify the age I'd appreciate it. I'm wondering how old it is myself!
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 7,990
    I just noticed the gasser umbrella stand. now I what do to do with mine when I'm not cooking corn, right @NPHuskerFL
    :))
    Austin, TX
  • plumbfir01plumbfir01 Posts: 719
    Taylorcw said:
    @Taylorcw where are you from?
    I'm from South Carolina. Bluffton/Hilton Head area.


    LOL When i saw the picture, i was pretty sure it was rose hill. I was born and raised in bluffton... i know the area :)
    Beaufort, SC
  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 1,772
    Looks great.  Chive on!
  • TTCTTC Posts: 694
    Very nice, even if you are a Gamecock fan...
    XL BGE, Blackstone, Roccbox, Weber Gasser, Brown Water --  Gallatin, TN
  • plumbfir01plumbfir01 Posts: 719
    @Taylorcw, rose hill golf side?
    Beaufort, SC
  • blind99blind99 Posts: 4,103
    Looks great, keep calm and chive on!
    Chicago, IL - Large BGE - Weber Gasser - Weber Kettle
  • TaylorcwTaylorcw Posts: 23
    @Taylorcw, rose hill golf side?
    Actually Fernlakes in Bluffton, off of Burnt Church Rd. Defiantly looks like something from Rose Hill though, I actually spent a chunk of my childhood on the Equestrian side.


    Legume said:
    I just noticed the gasser umbrella stand. now I what do to do with mine when I'm not cooking corn, right @NPHuskerFL
    :))
    The gasser hasn't got much use since the Egg arrived. Figured I'd give it something to do while I was grilling.
  • TaylorcwTaylorcw Posts: 23
    Looks great.  Chive on!

    blind99 said:
    Looks great, keep calm and chive on!
    Chive on guys!! Glad to see my communities overlap nicely.
  • jmarbs21jmarbs21 Posts: 129
    I bet those were good! Chive on!!
    Durham, NC
  • anzyegganzyegg Posts: 1,104
    Great looking wings.... It's nice to have another SC Egger.....Enjoy!
  • Nicely done ... Gotta do me some wings soon :)

    Large Big Green Egg / Ceramic Grill 2 Tier grate / Maverick ET-733 / homemade egg station / Amelia Island Fl. "Go Gators"

  • KiterToddKiterTodd Posts: 2,072
    Those look awesome and I like the black lager as well.

    Stellar!


    LBGE/Maryland
  • TaylorcwTaylorcw Posts: 23
    Thanks for all the kind words!!

    I ended up making another batch last night, as I had some left over rub and couldn't think of a better way to use it. I think the next task is going to be smoking a whole chicken that we can shred and use for Buffalo Chicken dip.

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