My First smoked wings with Qview

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by slimc, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. slimc

    slimc Smoke Blower

    I really like good wings. I've never smoked any so I picked up a packaged of full wings from Giant. Turned out good, I prepared them 2 different ways and finished them 4 different ways. 

    After thawing, I cut the wings into drum sticks and wings and threw away the useless end of the wing.

    Next I split the package into 2.

    The first batch I coated in hot sauce and lightly coated in the rub

    The second batch I coated in EVOO and lightly coated in the rub.

    I let them marinade for 7 hours in zip lock bags.

    I prepared my Big Green Egg for smoking at around 225, and covered my plate setter with foil to protect it from drippings.

    I used a mix of hickory chunks and apple chunks with my lump coal.

    I smoked the wings for 1 1/2 hours until they reached a temp of 165

    Next I broiled all of the wings for a few minutes at 550 degrees, flipping after 2 mins on each side

    Then I coated the EVOO batch with BBQ sauce and put them back under the broiler for a minute

    Next I coated half of the hot wings with the buffalo sauce and put under the broiler 

    I left the other half of hot wings dry.

    After tasting all of them, we decided that we liked the BBQ prepared wings the best. I took the remaining hot wings and tossed in my buffalo sauce to make them wet, as they needed more flavor.

    The buffalo recipe:

    1/4 cup hot sauce

    half stick butter

    1/2 tsp salt

    1/4 tsp worcestershire sauce

    Heat all ingrediants together over low heat and let cool in a bowl to toss wings

    The BBQ sauce is bone licking sauce from here: http://bonesuckin.com/

    If I would change anything next time it would be to keep the wings under the broiler for a longer period of time as the skin was a little crispy but not bite through, enjoy!


    Marinade


    Foil to protect platesetter


    wings on


    top vent setting for 225


    lower vent setting for 225


    need a beer of course


    and another


    after 1 hour


    plated with corn bread beans and corn
     
  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking wings! The top vent on your egg helps control temp? Just seems weird to me on a WSM you always want it open to get good air flow,seems they would work the same,guess that's more proof I'm no rocket scientist! Did you smoke the beans,there was also a great looking corn that Tulsa Jeff did it was half ears wrapped with bacon and smoked.
     
  3. slimc

    slimc Smoke Blower

    Small adjustments on the top and bottom vents affect the temp greatly on this thing. I seem to have it down, once I set it like the pic it holds steady without having to mess with it. The key is not letting it get too hot because once more coals get hot it's hard to bring down
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking wings!!

    Al
     

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