I may be new to smoking, but not new to cooking so I thought I'd contribute a little something to this site. I love making buffalo wings and tinkered with a few brines before I came up with this one. It is fantastic and you dont even need wing sauce they are so good! The recipe is for 1 pound of wings so increase as you need to:
- 4 cups water
- 3 tablespoons salt
- 3 tablespoons red pepper flakes (or more, but these have some heat)
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic (fresh is important)
First combine vinegar, garlic, and pepper flakes. Then dissolve salt into water. Mix the two liquids together in a bowl and add the chicken. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. I generally do 5. You can bake, deep fry, smoke, or grill these as you see fit. I generally make my own wing sauce, but these are even delicious as is. Enjoy!
If you try this let me know how it goes!