I did wings last night and they cam out pretty good, but I am still not getting the crispy skin that I am looking for. I didn't get any pics because it was raining and I was in a rush to feed three sick kids. Here's what I did:
Took the wings out dried them and place on a cookie sheet. I mixed in some corn starch with my rub (Texas BBQ Rub #2 for adults and Shaken the Tree for the kids) and sprinkled liberally on both sides then put the try in the fridge for a couple of hours. I set up the egg for indirect grilling with the platesetter woo3 and woo3 extender. The fire got a bit too hot while I was taking care of the kids, so it was about 500 when the wings went on and I shut the vents down a good bit. I flipped after 20 min and the temp was 350' so I adjusted the vents and it was stable at 425 and cooked for another 20. Then I took the platesetter out and the extender and cooked direct at felt level for the last 10-15 min while I sauces some with Carnivore Sweet. The skin was bite through on most, rubbery on some, but none were really crispy.
I know there was some temp flux, but nothing too low. This was the first time I have tried the corn stach trick and I think it helped some, but still not what I was hoping for. I know I can try to air chill longer, but life with 3 kids 4 and under is not too conducive to planning that far ahead. Maybe I am just expecting too much?
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
"Pork so tender you can pull it with a spoon."