My first wings w/ QView!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by chubbabubba, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. My first wings, read up on other people's smokes and had a good idea on how to attack it. Tried to keep temps between 300 - 320 for an hour and a half so the skin can stay crisp. I've had wings a friend tried to smoke his first time where the skin was really tough, did not want that at all.

    Seasoned the wings in two batches. Batch one with my rub I used on my ribs, and batch two with a blend of soy sauce, worcestershire, garlic powder, mince garlic, onion powder, cumin, ginger powder, and a splash of good quality cognac.

    The good news? The smoke went great! The chicken was so tender and moist, the meat melted in my mouth. The skin was perfect! It wasn't crispy, but was tender and moist and not tough at all. The only problems I saw were I need to work on my marinade and flavoring. The marinade was a little salty to my taste, the rub created a good crust but it didn't melt over the wings like it did on the ribs. I guess that's the difference between smoking for 1.5 hours versus 6 hours.

    Also I had just a bit too much smokiness, I say that because my wife is allergic to woods and if the smokiness is too heavy she won't be able to eat it. She's been able to eat everything that I've gone light on the smoke with so far, and she's not home this week so this was a good learning experience for me and it should be perfect when I make her some when she gets home. lol

    Here are the pics:


    The wings with my rib rub.


    Here are the ones in the marinade, next to my bottle of cognac. =D


    Here they are barely fitting in the smoker.


    Here they are done, this is one of the ones in the marinade. Beautiful color!


    Here's one of the ones with the rib rub mix. Look at that crust!


    Here's the whole batch resting.


    And the pull test, oh my goodness. It came apart effortlessly, and look at that juiciness and the smoke ring. =D


    How about a closer look? Can you see the moistness now? And yes, it's as tender as it looks.

    I am so amazed that I was able to succeed on my first try. Especially having tasted my friend's first attempt at smoking wings. Thanks for looking.

  2. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]Man that is some real good looking wings..gotta love those wings....Turkey wings are good also...
  3. I'm going to have to try turkey wings, and turkey legs. Thanks Roller.
  4. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bob it looks great the color is excellent and the close up is so close that the juice from the chicken  dripped on my keyboard .
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bob, those wings are a thing of beauty.

    Nothing like hitting a homer your first try!

    Nice job!
  6. Wow, Excellent lookin wings there Bob.

    Should have let me know you were doin them, I would have run right over to help 

    ya eat them. lol

    Happy Smokin'

  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    It's eally hard to beat a good rack of smoked wings
  8. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very tasty looking!!

  9. Thanks all. I couldn't have done it with out all of your help. LOVE these forums!!

    My wife's out of town, and I've been sending her pics of all my smoking. She's excited and ready to try my ribs and wings when she gets back. lol
  10. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Good job !!!! Keeping the wife happy means you can buy more meat !!!!!![​IMG]
  11. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I love it!

    How many guys send food porn to their wives?

    Only on SMF!
  12. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

  13. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great job, Bob.

    The flavors are just a matter of changing up the recipe, and that is easy.  Method is much more important, and you look to be right on the money with that!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  14. jdawg

    jdawg Fire Starter

    Wings look great.
  15. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  16. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job!  Those look awesome!!

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