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Me loves wings on the Egg but...............

hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 1,945

So I have a LGBE and love it. I love pork butts and wings are my faves.


Here is the but..............

I have a platesetter and do the 30-20-10 method for wings. I can only cook about 2 dozen wings on the grill, because if I go close to the sides of the platesetter between the legs my wings burn. I cook at 400 obviously indirect. Does anyone else have this problem?Should I tried to deflect the gaps with tinfoil but that didn't work. Should I get some fire bricks and cover the openings?

I did just purchase the 3 tier grill from BGE, but I don't think that will alleviate my issue. Am I wrong? Should I be raising the grill up to gasket level?


Any and all assistance would be appreciated.


  • frankc623frankc623 Posts: 168
    What's the 30-20-10 method? I did wings for the first time earlier this week and just cooked them indirect for an hour and a half or so. Sauced for the last 30 min. I had the same issue with the wings burning a little if they were to close to the edge. I just kept rotating them. They turned out great!
    L-BGE | Westminster, MD
  • BoilereggerBoileregger Posts: 486
    Raised direct at 400 until done - IMO the only way to go. I do them about every other week cause the wife can't get enough of them.
  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 1,945
    cook for 30-turn for another 20-sauce and grill for 10. I tried this method the first time I did wings and loved them. I got the method from here.
  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 1,945
    Raised direct at 400 until done - IMO the only way to go. I do them about every other week cause the wife can't get enough of them.

    I don't have a raised grid but I am in the process of getting some fire bricks from my brother to raise it up. Will bringing the grid up a whopping 2" make such a difference on them not burning from the platesetter openings?
  • BoilereggerBoileregger Posts: 486
    Again, IMO ditch the placesetter altogether for this. Just raise your grid to the felt line and go direct at 400. Flip 2 or 3 times to keep them from burning. Then sauce and do another 5 min or so per side. This works extremely well for me.
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,162
    edited May 2013
    Marinate overnight, indirect, raised grid at 400 for 30 minutes.  Nothing more complicated needed.

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

  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,162

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

  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,628
    edited May 2013
    Any particular reason you went with 3-tier from bge?

    I cook mine around 350 indirect and never flip. Around 1 hour. Then off to sauce and back on for 5-10 min a little more like smoking them.

    I have a woo extender and raised direct just requires more attention and some flippong


  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,347
    By 2 dozen do you mean 24 full wings, drummer+flapper+tip?

    I use a drip pan (dollar store pizza pan covered with foil) that just fits inside of my legs up setter when doing wings indirect, 300-325 using the 30/20/10. Can pile quite a few on (30 pieces on a MBGE) providing the drummers and flappers are separate and we don't do the tips (they're boiled for broth). 
    Raised direct cooks in less time and also works - but if you have some hot spots you will get some charring. 
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,771
    edited May 2013

    I am a big fan of the above mentioned 30-20-10 wing cook.  Here's the link to the creator-read on: go to the recipes section.  That said, I run raised grid,(about 2" above the felt line) direct with any wing cook, around 350*F on the dome.. . 30 or so wings (defined as drumettes or flappers) at that height-LBGE.  Could power more but...

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