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Leg & Wing Question ??

FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
edited 3:17PM in EggHead Forum
I'm doing 3 sets of 24 each wings & drumsticks. Planning on 350 dome direct but concerned that the grease drippings will make for a sour cook on batch 2 or 3. Would I be better off indirect with a drip pan? will be using wing/leg racks. My silverhair neighbors will eat good today (I hope).

Thanks
Pat

Comments

  • I think your concern is a good one. Go indirect.
    Paul
  • ThrRoffThrRoff Posts: 169
    Any more, I do all fatty chicken pieces indirect with a raised drip pan.
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    Thanks Essex & THrRoff I just put the plate setter in. Just enough dome clearance for the 2 racks. Gotta order the spider today.
    Thanks for the help
    Pat
  • usc1321usc1321 Posts: 627
    I would use the platte setter. It seems to alway turn out nicely when making multiple batches.
  • ThrRoffThrRoff Posts: 169
    Remembered this picture from our Easter cook. That is a grease fire on my plate setter. That is why I now use a raised drip pan (on balls of aluminum).

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  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    I'm thinking the 350 might be a tick high. I cook in the 250*-275* range, planning on 2 hours for the cook. When using two racks I have the grate in the normal position, and use less charcoal to keep the distance as great as possible from the coals to the food. You will see some white smoke during the cook, but also get some additional flavors from the fats dripping on the coals

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    With an extender ring I can only get one rack dead center, but I like the extra height.

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    For anyone that has not used them, they are the bomb

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    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    I have 2 racks on right now with the platesetter and it fits but just barely. Had to seperate a bit for the dome probe. Charging the battery for the camera now and will post in a bit.

    Thanks for the help & advice

    Pat
    P.S. those look like the same racks
  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    Agreed, Thirdeye, I won't do legs or wings without my racks now

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  • Austin SmokerAustin Smoker Posts: 1,467
    All of these pics look phenomenal - where does one get these leg/wing racks?
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Hey Austin Smoker,I have seen similar racks at Lowes or Home Depot. ;)
  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    Yep, Lowe's, HD or even Ace has them, I'm told. I bought mine on Amazon.
  • Austin SmokerAustin Smoker Posts: 1,467
    Sweet -thanks fellas!
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    This is both racks almost done (first of 3). They did fit but not by much with the platesetter & racks. Spider & adjustable rig already ordered to make it easier. I'm really in to easier. :blush: .
    Also did Vidalia1's nutella desert. It's great & neighbors loved it.

    Pat

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