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Smoked Chicken Wings - 2nd Attempt

post #1 of 25
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This was my second time trying out smoked wings and I liked these a little better.  The first time I think I used a little too much wood so I used a good bit less this time. I smoked these at around 285° for an hour and 45 minutes with Apple wood on my WSM.  My grocery store didn't have many wing options so I used a small thing of only drumettes and a pack of regular 3 joint wings. The pack of drumettes turned out really well but the regular wings were a bit smaller and didn't have as much meat and they were a little on the dry side, though still tasted good.  I'm thinking next time I do chicken I might just get regular sized legs and see how that turns out.  I used the below rub:

 

  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1.5 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1.5 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1.5 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1.5 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1.5 tsp Black Pepper

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for taking a look.

post #2 of 25

Nice that looks fantastic!

post #3 of 25

Tasty looking wings!

 

I have found lately that the partial wing parts have been extremely small. Almost made me think I was getting quail wings! Typically I look for fresh whole wings. My local grocery usually has them and they typically are 12 to a pack. They usually are larger than the frozen wing parts.

post #4 of 25

That's a good looking bunch of wings!

 

Al

post #5 of 25

Those look great!  I might be doing chicken wings next now...

post #6 of 25
Great looking wings!
post #7 of 25

Wings are my favorite chicken part by far, thighs distantttttt  second.

 

I think the most important thing, at least to me, is to NOT overcook them.

 

WORLD of difference, for me anyway.

 

Like night and day.      Marc

post #8 of 25

Great idea. I normally grill my wings on low, never thought to smoke them.

post #9 of 25
The wings look great! Nice job!
post #10 of 25
Nice color on those wings! Bet they were tasty!
post #11 of 25

Great looking wings. Try them Scarbelly style next time, you won't regret it!!

 

Points for you!

 

Scarbelly Wings

Creole Butter

post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by DukeBurger View Post
 

Great looking wings. Try them Scarbelly style next time, you won't regret it!!

 

Points for you!

 

Scarbelly Wings

Creole Butter

That sounds good I think I will def try that.  I like experimenting so I am planing on doing the legs a bunch of different ways in this one batch: Naked, With Rub, Brined & Naked, Brined & Rubbed, and now Scarbelly

post #13 of 25

Nice job on the wings,I prefer thighs or legs

Richie

post #14 of 25
I plan on doing this tonight, it's 50 degrees out and dropping, how much charcoal should I use to keep temp at 285?
post #15 of 25
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The chicken cooks for such a short time you really don't need much.  I feel like I always over due it and my smoker is going strong long after I have taken the wings off.  I would say maybe do 1/2-3/4 chimney if even that much.  And don't worry about using any unlit charcoal like you would for a long smoke, go with all lit.   If you want 285 put the chicken on when it is 320+.  I use both racks on my WSM so I always lose a good bit of heat when adding both racks of chicken.

post #16 of 25
Smoking them now 2 grates full, I loaded a 3/4 chimney on unlit Kingsford blue with 3 apple chunks, dome reads 250 and lower grate reads 343 with all vents almost closed
post #17 of 25
How long should this cook take?
post #18 of 25

Great looking wings!! Next time try the scarbelly wings.

post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by jheroth74 View Post

Smoking them now 2 grates full, I loaded a 3/4 chimney on unlit Kingsford blue with 3 apple chunks, dome reads 250 and lower grate reads 343 with all vents almost closed

How did they turn out? 

 

As far as time goes anywhere from 1.5 - 2 hours depending on the temp.  I have found wings to be pretty forgiving and it's difficult to overcook them if you are maintaining the right temps.

post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by Sauced View Post
 

Great looking wings!! Next time try the scarbelly wings.

Thanks!  I have done some full size chicken wings/legs scarbelly but haven't tried with the drumettes yet.  I did do one smoke where I did wings 7 different ways, you can see some PICS HERE.  I think I did everything but inject them with the buffalo sauce.

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