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Chicken Parts on a Hanger?

Jersey DougJersey Doug Posts: 460
edited 10:43PM in EggHead Forum
I have a couple of those hanger gizmos people use for chicken wings and drumsticks. I don't remember how I set up the Egg the one or two times I used them last year, but I do remember that I wasn't very happy with the results. How do people use these things? Direct or Indirect, temperature, etc.?


  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    Indirect at 350 -375 usually does it for wings & drumsticks...1hr to hour and a half depending on doneness you can take them off the rack the last few minutes and go direct to crisp them up...
  • Thanks! I set up the Large with a foil lined drip pan on the bars in the lowest position of the Adjustable Rig, the 16.5" stainless grid sitting on the drip pan, and the hangers sitting on the grid. It's a nice setup. The hoops of the AR keeps everything from sliding around so the whole thing can be lifted in or out as one piece. I stabilized the Egg at 375º. I drizzled the wings and drumsticks with olive oil, gave them a good sprinkle of Dizzy Dust and put them on the hangers. I cooked them for an hour, brushed them with Carnivore Sweet, and cooked them for another 15 minutes. They were very very good.

    And I forgot to take a photo :(
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428

    When the grate is in the normal position, you can fit two racks on. I just build a smaller fire since they are closer to the coals.

    With my Woo ring, only one rack fits.... but I prefer the higher distance.


    Pit temps can really be anywhere from 250° to 350°, just be careful of the higher temps. I cook them until the internal is around 175°.

    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • With the 14" drip pan on the bars of the AR in the lowest position, and the 16.5" grid sitting on the drip pan, two racks just fit. Here's a next-day reconstruction of the setup.


    I could have done almost the same thing with the drip pan on the standard grid on the fire ring but it looked like it would close off the airflow too much.
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