VORTEX WINGS - FIRST TIME FOR ME!

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SmokinAl

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I have some friends coming over Friday night for wings & beer.

Normally I smoke the wings & crisp them up on a hot grill.

Then toss them in a mix of Frank's & melted butter.

This time I wanted to try out my new Vortex.

So I did a trial run last night with a few wings.

I decided to just rub them with Owens BBQ Buffalo wing rub.

A bottle of it came for free with my Vortex.

I only took a couple of photo's cause the wings got done really quick.

I took out 7 wings for the test, 3 for Judy & 4 for me.


Got the Vortex going. Gosh that thing gets really hot. 


Put the wings on & as soon as I put the lid on the lid temp went way over 700 degrees.

When I checked them in about 5 minutes the oven therm was reading 450.


The handle on the kettle lid got so hot I had to use welding gloves to take it off.

The wings only took about 22 minutes to get done.


I have to say this will be my go to method for wings from now on.

The skin was super crispy & the meat was still very juicy.

We didn't put any sauce on them, other than a little blue cheese.

They didn't need anything but the rub.

I may put a little more rub on the next time to kick it up a notch, but that's the only thing I would do different.

I should have bought one of these things a long time ago.

Have a Safe & Happy New Year!

Al
 
Al the vortex can chrank out some BTUs LOL Nice job 

Richie

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Wings look great Al! One of my favorites to grill. Need a vortex now! So many new toys are on the list. Maybe i can convince Lauren into giving me a equity check! Lol
 
Looks great all, but the vortex isn't just for wings.

I use mine all the time.
 
 
Al the vortex can chrank out some BTUs LOL Nice job 

Richie

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Holy cow, your not kidding about the BTU's!

I thought the lid was going to melt!

Thanks Richie!

Al
Wings look great Al! One of my favorites to grill. Need a vortex now! So many new toys are on the list. Maybe i can convince Lauren into giving me a equity check! Lol
Hey Jay, I know I've been looking at the threads with these things in them & just had to give it a try.

It's quite a gadget. Simple, but boy does it work!

Thanks Buddy!

Al
 
Looks great all, but the vortex isn't just for wings.

I use mine all the time.
Thanks Adam!

I have to explore all the possibilities.

So much to do & so little time to do it!

Al
 
AL, great looking wings there for you and i bet you made mama proud.

dannylang
Thanks Danny,

She just wolfed them down, usually she may eat 2 or sometimes 3 wings.

This time I think she would have eaten the whole plate!

Al
 
Tasty looking wings,let's see a reverse sear steak next! Maybe even a Surf and turf to try the buffalo seasoning on the shrimp!:drool
 
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