I got a wild idea to try a root beer marinade for some chicken wings. I marinated these for about 24 hours. I put them on a rack for an hour to get rid of some of the extra moisture, then I sprinkled them with some of my favorite rib rub. These went into a preheated smoker at 250 for about an hour and a half. I used apple wood for the smoke. They came out pretty good. They had a definite sweetness and you can taste the root beer coming through. However, I didn't think the sweetness went really well with the wings. It was worth the try, but I think I'll stick to the regular smoked hot wings. We ate them. Of course we ate them!!!