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First time wings - some help please

got I've large BGE and have done a lot of Boston Butts and ribs but never done any wings so thought it was time I tried some,  I've been reading some here on the website and thinking I'll go indirect for  my first cook and will be using Moore's wing sauce and already have a 10 lb bag of frozen wings from Sams.  So any ideas will be appreciated - Thanks much and Happy New Year all

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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,409
    I cool them at about 500 indirect for around 30 minutes. I also do them raised direct at 400 sometimes but you have to flip them, cook them longer, and keep an eye on them.

    They are great both ways.
  • I cook mine indirect at @ 275 - 300. I use a mild honey rub I get from Butcher BBQ. You can use wood chops to impart smoke if you like or just cook them with the rub. It's really up to your taste. I let mine go @ 45 - 1 hour. I try to get them a little charred in a few spots. You can achieve this by leaving them on one side for an extended period or by kicking the temp up for few minutes at the end of the cook. Then simply toss in bowl with your wing sauce, let them absorb for a couple minutes, remove from bowl and plate to serve. If the wing sauce is too hot for you or you guests, simply cut the sauce by adding butter. Make sure the wings are defrosted and dried out before cooking.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,554
    You can very lightly dust with a little corn starch to help crisp up the skin.

    Search for Cazzy's wings - it's his opus magnum.
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  • jscarfojscarfo Posts: 342
    I use fresh wings, little dry rub indirect 450-475 about 35 min flip once sauce em and eat them
  • solasola Posts: 118

    You can very lightly dust with a little corn starch to help crisp up the skin.

    Search for Cazzy's wings - it's his opus magnum.

    I stole this from Cazzy also. I do indirect around 450. For 2 beers or so. I don't flip em. Season then how you like em. If you have a plate setter I believe you will have to try real hard to burn em.
  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 1,955
    edited January 2013
    Depends if I'm saucing them or not.  If just putting a rub on I grill them on a raised direct setup at about 375 degrees until the wings are all about 175*.  If saucing the wings I do indirect at about 400-450 degrees. (that depends on how much the charcoal is sparking, the higher the better)
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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,116
    Raised direct 375-400 for about an hour. Used my favorite sauce with a good amount of Franks hot sauce, some garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, honey and butter. These were the best tasting ones I've done and the best looking.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,554
    Wangs can take some heat before drying out, since they're loaded with fat.  I cook mine up to 190-200. 
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  • Thanks much everyone - great input now have a good idea which way to go - thanks again
  • Sounds like you are all set but thought I'd add another way: mix 1 cup flour and 1 cup corn meal with a few tablespoons of your favorite rub, in another bowl or whatever, 1 egg and a cup of milk. Dip and smother and let them sit in the fridge for a few hours to set (I separate layers with wax paper). Cook over direct at 250'ish (with your favorite wood for light smoke) flipping every 30 minutes...usually takes me 1.5-2 hours. They get nice and crispy..then I sauce. Had my share of compliments; may try some other idea's here just to compare though!
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