First Chicken Wings

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by roberth95, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. roberth95

    roberth95 Newbie

    Bought over 9 lbs of chicken wings to try out for a New Years Eve feast. This was at the request of my 14 year old daughter so I wanted to make sure I did it right. I read a lot of posts to get as much information as possible. 

    Fired up the smoker to 220 degrees and found 20 minutes later it was ready. I had already cut the wings into pieces and let them sit with a store bought herb and garlic rub on them for about 2 hours. 

    The chicken filled 3 full racks on my MES 30. I added Mesquite wood chips and the temperature dropped to 100 degrees while I was loading it. I guess that is what happens in 37 degree weather. 

    I had a hard time finding a good piece to put the meat probe in and thought I was successful, but when I checked them after 40 minutes it already showed and IT of 170. So I know that was not working. I let them cook for just shy of 2 hours and then through them on the hot BBQ for about 5 minutes. 

    First wings, first mesquite, and everyone was happy. 

    I am beginning to think I will eat out a lot less, as I am making food that tastes better than I get at most restaurants. 

    Pictures are in the smoker, on the grill, then on the table. A great addition to our finger food night. 

  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look tasty!Thumbs Up
  3. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking wings!  [​IMG]


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