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Chicken wings....great success

jonnymackjonnymack Posts: 613
Had some friends over this weekend and decided to do some chicken wings on the egg.  Didn't have a good spice mixture but used a generic paprika type rub to put on the wings.  I utilized the method on and set the egg for indirect cooking at 300-310 for a little over an hour.  Pulled them off and pulled out the plate setter for direct cooking at 350-ish (which in retrospect was maybe a little hot) for some crisping maybe another 5 minutes or so.  Total cook time was about 1:15.  I made a standard buffalo sauce which turned out awesome.  I tried putting sauce on some before the direct grill but there was not a noticeable sauce flavor retained.  The wings turned out awesome, great smoke flavor (I added two mesquite chunks to the cook) and super juicy meat.  First pic is well into the indirect cook.  I had to take some of the outer wings and put them in the middle since they were catching some direct heat and crisping quicker than I wanted.  

The wings were devoured.  I need to get an extender for more capacity.  Love this Egg.
Firing up the BGE in Covington, GA


  • Nice looking wings. I'd eat that for sure!

    LBGE 2013, SBGE 2014, Mini 2015
    Columbus IN
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,673
    Love me some wings and those look great. Finally mesquite getting some love on this forum instead of it getting bashed like most people do. :-bd

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  • jonnymackjonnymack Posts: 613
    I'm a simple man, mesquite is my go-to wood.  I'm always open to others but for now I'm working through my bag o' mesquite and loving it.  
    Firing up the BGE in Covington, GA

  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    good looking wings.
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
  • mshumpmshump Posts: 212
    Them wings look mighty tasty !! 
    Danville, Il
  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,722
    Wings, def needs to be mesquite or hickory. At least in my egg.


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    Chattanooga, TN.


  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,552
    Looks good - I am cravvvvvving some wings!  I always go raised direct with cherry wood . . but after reading this post I am going to try indirect with some mesquite next time.  Honestly, I bought a bag of mesquite years ago and I have never used it because I have read so many negative posts about it!
    Columbus, Ohio
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 2,538
    I like fruitwood and pecan.  Not a fan of mesquite.
  • mcmacmcmac Posts: 493
    As a rule I'm a fruit wood guy as well, however tonight I'm using some mesquite for my chicken wings. And drinking a watermelon infused beer! I know... Sounds awful, but it's actually very refreshing. I might be risking my man card right now... =))
    XL BGE -  Med BGE - Mini BGE - Traeger Pellet Grills

     Hillsboro OR
  • Monty77Monty77 Posts: 653
    Nice looking wings you got there!  Nice cook!  
    Large BGE 2011, XL BGE 2015, Mini Max 2015, Digi Q DX2, and member of the "North of the Border Smokin Squad" Canadian Outdoor Chef from London, Ontario, Canada
  • SGHSGH Posts: 24,046
    The wings look excellent. Nicely done!

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  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 3,830
    Love wings on the egg!
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  • Philly35Philly35 Posts: 734
    I've never used mesquite either because of all the negatives I've heard on it. What all is it good on?
  • RedskullRedskull Posts: 55
    Philly35, Mesquite is good with any cook where smoke flavor is desired.  Mesquite is a extremely hardwood, it leaves a dark purple & deep smoke ring.  Hickory, leaves a lesser ring, and pecan even less & your fruit woods even less.  the deeper & darker your smoke ring, the heavier the smoke taste.  I hope this helps.
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  • Grew up on mesquite! Smoke about everything with it, venison is good with mesquite, love ribs with mesquite.
    A zen powerlifter with a medium BGE.

  • I have the fire lit getting ready for BAMA and Ole Miss, wings should ready before half time. Using hickory but have always been a fan of mesquite on just about anything. Will post some pics later as the cook unfolds. RTR
  • BoatdrinksBoatdrinks Posts: 11
    edited October 2014
    Any recommendations on doing a turkey on the BGE?
  • Got the wings on, grabbed a Kentucky Bourbon Beer, generously supplied by a good friend. Football Saturdays in the South, good food, friends and libations.
  • Pulled the wings off the BGE, got my beer and this was what I came back to, all in all great wings. Thanks for the tips Johnnymack.image
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