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Featured Wings On New Grate

motocrash

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I've been using my WSM 14 charcoal ring in the 22 kettle cooking wings for some time now. A full - more than full chimney of screaming hot coals dumped into it has been absolutely punishing the grate in the center. I'd been eyeballin' the Weber "Gourmet System" grate as a solution for while too. I received an Amazon gift card at Christmas and pulled the trigger.

I have a regimen of 1/4 lid rotation every 5 minutes, after 20 minutes, flip and continue lid rotation. This cooks them way more evenly. This is done WOT - Wide Open Throttle. They are usually done in 40-50 minutes.
Here is the setup as I was taking them off. Sorry, camera doesn't like to focus with the intense heat...
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I've used a tweaked version of this rub found on the net for many years.

EPIC DRY RUB:
  • 1/2 Tbsp ancho chile pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 Tbsp light brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (less if you're worried about the heat level)
  • 1/2 tsp dried mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried ground thyme
On to the wings. Rubbed and in fridge for ~ 6 hrs, then massaged by the mahogany magic of 2 chunks of cherry.
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The new grate is everything I'd hoped for. Heavy duty and very nice chrome. Wish they made it in stainless, I almost bought a stainless to cut a hole in the center of, but instant gratification with free money won the day.
Weber makes drop in accessories for this grate and I will be using a wok on it when the weather improves.
 
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RiversideSm0ker

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Nice! I got one of those grates from my wife for Christmas and what an upgrade. The steel is so much thicker. I cooked some ribeyes on there for a maiden voyage. What a difference. Excellent searing and I love that the vortex is no longer going to cook my grates. Those are some fine looking wings. Seems to me that new grate did you right. Take care.

G
 

chopsaw

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Those wings are picture perfect . Straight up knowledge of cooking with fire .
Really nice work .
Thanks for posting .
 

DRKsmoking

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Fantastic looking wings, nice new grate. You had that set just right for a great cook

David
 

Brokenhandle

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You nailed them wings, looks delicious! I suddenly have a craving now!

Ryan
 

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Wow, beautiful wings! Excellent cook! You guys have me talked into getting the upgrade. I have a gift card burning a hole in my pocket too!
 

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Those are some killer wings! I'll have to look into the grate for my 22" as I know what you mean about the vortex punishing it.
 

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I’ve really been craving wings for a few weeks. Those really make we need some soon. As someone else said, Picture perfect wings.
 

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I'm not a Wing-Man, but Yours look Great, Moto!!
Nice Job!
Like.

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motocrash

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Excellent searing and I love that the vortex is no longer going to cook my grates. Those are some fine looking wings.
Thanks RS, I haven't tried to sear on it it yet. Weber makes a sear grate that fits it. I have a 90's vintage Weber cast iron grate I use when I want a good sear. Don't why they stopped making it, they'd sell. It has flip up sides too.
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motocrash

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Those wings are picture perfect . Straight up knowledge of cooking with fire .
Really nice work .
Thanks for posting .
Thanks Rich, they come out good using the lid turn method. Cooking with fire is an acquired skill that seems to be becoming a lost art with the set and forget technologies of a lot of back yard cooks.
 

motocrash

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Wow, beautiful wings! Excellent cook! You guys have me talked into getting the upgrade. I have a gift card burning a hole in my pocket too!
Thank you Jed. The rods on it are .22" and beautifully chromed. I believe the Weber stainless is heavy duty too.
 

motocrash

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Those are some killer wings! I'll have to look into the grate for my 22" as I know what you mean about the vortex punishing it.
Thanks man! It should have a waaay better life expectancy without getting torched and being heavier duty.
 

motocrash

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I’ve really been craving wings for a few weeks. Those really make we need some soon. As someone else said, Picture perfect wings.
Got these for $2.89#, cheap for these days. Thanks for the kind words.
 

Sven Svensson

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I've been using my WSM 14 charcoal ring in the 22 kettle cooking wings for some time now. A full - more than full chimney of screaming hot coals dumped into it has been absolutely punishing the grate in the center. I'd been eyeballin' the Weber "Gourmet System" grate as a solution for while too. I received an Amazon gift card at Christmas and pulled the trigger.

I have a regimen of 1/4 lid rotation every 5 minutes, after 20 minutes, flip and continue lid rotation. This cooks them way more evenly. This is done WOT - Wide Open Throttle. They are usually done in 40-50 minutes.
Here is the setup as I was taking them off. Sorry, camera doesn't like to focus with the intense heat...
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I've used a tweaked version of this rub found on the net for many years.

EPIC DRY RUB:
  • 1/2 Tbsp ancho chile pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 Tbsp light brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (less if you're worried about the heat level)
  • 1/2 tsp dried mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried ground thyme
On to the wings. Rubbed and in fridge for ~ 6 hrs, then massaged by the mahogany magic of 2 chunks of cherry.
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The new grate is everything I'd hoped for. Heavy duty and very nice chrome. Wish they made it in stainless, I almost bought a stainless to cut a hole in the center of, but instant gratification with free money won they day.
Weber makes drop in accessories for this grate and I will be using a wok on it when the weather improves.
That’s very impressive. I love the look of those wings. Great job.
 

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