Hey guys and gals,
Thanks to Tatonka3A2 and Jraiona for the inspiration for this cook. The weather is so nice I decided to pull out my old Lil' Smokey charcoal rig for some wings tonight. I've never grilled wings myself but I must say they turned out amazingly well. I rarely like the things I make (too critical of myself probably) even when others enjoy, but I must say I was really impressed with the outcome of these wings! I attribute it all to what I have read on this site, I've really learned a lot about cooking with open flame in general that has taken a lot of the guess work out of it.
Enough talk, On to the pics!
First, here is the Vortex style heat shield i fashioned out of aluminum foil using a pot as a form
Looking through the bottom
I seasoned the wings with a rub I threw together on the fly of salt, pepper, cayenne, garlic, onion, ground allspice, ginger, and lemon pepper. Then I sprinkled the skin side with paprika for color. Let them chill in the fridge and dry out a bit for about 4 hrs.
Used one chimney of Kingsford into the middle of my homemade shield and got the temp at the grill to about 300 (with my crappy probe). Also, I made a small packet of apple wood chips (dry) and put it near the center of the heat. Put the wings skin side down for about 25 minutes before turning them. Check out the nice golden color!
Last 5-10 minutes I painted on a store bought teriyaki sauce that had lots of seseme seeds in it and served at 165*. They came out delicious. My wife, who isn't normally a wing person, couldn't get enough of them. I'll be repeating this recipe come the weekend. I'll probably double it and make half of them buffalo style (my favorite).