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Should I cook buffalo wings direct or indirect?

windnsea26windnsea26 Posts: 87
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
I normally cook them indirect but read some people do em direct.  Will they cook faster with direct heat?

Thanks

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,812
    I cook direct raised at 400. works for me
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,868
    edited March 2012
    Both will work but I prefer indirect.  For me, better chance of not burning them when I'm not paying attention.  I do them at 400 for about 45 minutes.  Nice crispy skin.  Then I coat lightly in a BBQ or hot sauce.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • Howdy_DoodyHowdy_Doody Posts: 146
    Direct for me.  Depending on the temp, maybe raised, maybe not.


    Houston, Texas http://willsononline.com
  • These will be for my 11yr old daughters bday dinner.  I have about 90 wings marinated and waiting for me.  Just can't decide between direct or indirect.
  • Indirect for me.Make sure ya foil the platesetter
    LET'S EAT
  • Howdy_DoodyHowdy_Doody Posts: 146
    Actually, you can answer your own question.  Do you want to bake them or grill them?
    Both will give you cooked wings.  I like the faint char of grilled ... but that's just me.
    Houston, Texas http://willsononline.com
  • gte1gte1 Posts: 376

    Like mine direct but raised.  If you are doing direct at the normal grid height you have to really watch them, or you will end up with some crispy ones.

    George

    George
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,060
    I too prefer mine not really hard cooked, but I have achieved that either way, and direct is easier.  Raised grid, 400 15 minutes bottom down, and 10  minutes top down.  I don't cut the wings.

    Marinate 24 hours in Dichicko's garlic.



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

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,812
    edited March 2012

    Always cook to time. Temp is just not important. This was bout 4 hours on direct wings raised:

     

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    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,060

    Always cook to time. Temp is just not important. This was bout 4 hours on direct wings raised:

     
    Mmmmmm, please share details on your receipt.

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

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,812
    That was using the Mini for lunch. Having a good lunch and watching a good game and THEN remembering the snack on the Large. Or that was the day I tried to make lump out of chicken.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    Mickey, I hate to be the one who tells you, the lump goes under the grill
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,812
    Mickey, I hate to be the one who tells you, the lump goes under the grill


    Just how do you think it gets made? :-B
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • gte1gte1 Posts: 376
    Just put a little sauce on 'em, they'll be fine?

    George
    George
  • washousewashouse Posts: 8
    Better make that a LOT OF SAUCE.
  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,717
    Looks like mine after one or six beers too many.

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

  • Howdy_DoodyHowdy_Doody Posts: 146
    Mickey,

    You STOLE that recipe from me !!!!  I demand credit !!!!!
    Houston, Texas http://willsononline.com
  • horsefleshhorseflesh Posts: 204
    Direct, raised.

    Lump made from meat... genius!

  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    I just did some last night direct raised at 500. I like them crispy. Sorry no pics, they were gone quickly.
    Dunedin, FL
  • I cook them direct with a raised grid:

    Chicken Wings on The Big Green Egg

    Chicken Wings on The Big Green Egg

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  • pabpab Posts: 122
    I have done both direct and indirect and both turned out well. I have settled on raised direct between 400 & 425* for about 45 minutes to an hour. Take them off and toss in sauce & return to grill for another 10 minutes or so. Consume with plenty of beer. Turning out to be a regular Saturday night meal.:)
    Nerk Ahia LBGE
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