Jeff's Wings - First Go! (Qview)

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by dukeburger, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've tried smoking wings a lot of different ways and never really perfected them to my liking. So I'm trying out Jeff's method for the first time, so I picked up a 5lb pack of unsplit wings first thing this morning after browsing SMF and having my morning joe.

    Got home, split about half the pack and vac-sealed and froze the other half as it's only for the lady and I tonight. Got 30 pieces after splitting.

    Rubbed in EVOO and sprinkled in Jeff's Rub and into a ziplock bag for 2 hours, then whipped up the buttermilk/salt mixture and added it to the ziplock. Playing the waiting game now before firing up the WSM!

    As for the sauce, I made up a batch of Jeff's sauce, but instead of mixing it with plain honey, I will be mixing it with honey garlic sauce.

    Stay tuned!


    Never tried the buttermilk brine on anything before. Real excited to try this one.

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  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    :droolLooking forward to this one!:drool
  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think that'll be tasty Duke ! My experience with buttermilk & chicken is it works awesome, great taste ! Lookin forward to your results !
  4. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have to say adding to rub to milky wings seems a bit odd, but SMF hasn't steered me wrong yet [​IMG]

    Out of the brine, covered with more Jeff's rub and into the preheated WSM @ 220F right now and rising. Aiming for 250F minimum.

    Last edited: Jul 18, 2015
  5. looking good.
  6. chalupabatman

    chalupabatman Smoke Blower

    So, pan of wings in the smoker, then crisp up on coals?
  7. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    These. Wings. Are. Legit.

    I don't know how the buttermilk does it, but these were fall off the bone tender. I'll be using this method again and again.

    Great flavor on the sauce too, sweet with a little spice, just the way I like wings.

    I was thinking of finishing these off on the Weber kettle to crisp up, but I've ruined dozens of wings in the past that way. I decided to stick with Jeff"s method with the oven broil.


    Just before removing from WSM

    The sauce

    Wings sauced before going under the broil

    After broil

    Plated up. Served with carrot sticks and blue cheese for me, ranch for Ms. Duke.

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  8. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look great!
  9.  They look like they turned out great good job.
  10. tumbleweed1

    tumbleweed1 Smoking Fanatic

    Damn- nice lookin' flappers there.

    I'm doing the same thing right now & your pics are making me anxious. I'm using Myron Mixon's rub & Jeff's buttermilk/salt brine along with Big Bob Gibson sauce I made this morning.  Thery're almost ready to put in the smoker. We also planned on crisping with the broiler.

    Nice job [​IMG]

    Last edited: Jul 19, 2015
  11. psax88

    psax88 Fire Starter

    Hey Duke, is there a specific thread or something that shows Jeff's method for smoking wings? I've searched and searched on here and I can't find anything on it. Those wings look amazing and I want to try them for sure, but I don't want to get the buttermilk-salt ratio wrong..or anything else for that matter!
  12. thesmokist

    thesmokist Meat Mopper

    looks great man! I'm a big fan of this recipe also
  13. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Nicely done.
  14. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here's the link. You'll need Jeff's Rub and Sauce for the exact recipe. Well worth it!
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    psax88 Fire Starter

  16. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look good , Duke. I like to use Buttermilk with Chicken .

    Haven't tried it on wings yet , but coming [​IMG]

    Keep doing your thing and as always . . .
  17. looks good and congrats on making the carousel 
  18. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice Q View.  I did this recipe a couple weeks ago and loved it.  Did way too much so I froze a dozen which will be thawed out tomorrow for my fishing trip on Friday.

    Going to do another batch very soon.
  19. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    I was skeptical about the buttermilk, but man does it make them tender...
  20. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    I just noticed it on the carousel [​IMG]
    I wound up doing too little. These wings didn't make it through the night.

    I'll be making a larger batch next time. Maybe even try the same method on some drumsticks [​IMG]  
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2015

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