Hey yall, I am thinking about doing some wings again this weekend and it got me thinking...as you can see here (http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/98861/smoked-wings-abt-s-fatty-and-poblano-peppers ) I have done wings before with pretty good results, but I am starting to wonder if I have been doing it wrong...or better yet maybe I can just do it better.
What I normally do it make a mixture of store bought wing sauce (2 or 3 bottles)and ranch dressing (1 small or medium bottle) mix together along with salt, pepper, hot sauce, dales, onion flakes, garlic, and what ever else seems good at the time. Once I get to my liking I then take some and set it to the side for basting. I then put lots of wings in the sauce to sit and marinade over night. Once I put them on the grill I discard the used sauce and baste with the reserved sauce (baste only towards the end of cooking).
This leads me to my question...does it even do any good to let the wings sit in the sauce over night? I mean this is basically ranch dressing with wing sauce, does that do anything to the chicken? I am starting to wonder if I should actually brine the wings in a brine soluiton (which I have found many on this web site), then simply baste the special sauce during cooking. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
I will post pics of the wings this weekend, but it will be similar to the post linked above.