Your wings look awesome but I am far too lazy to marinade, baste, baste, sear, lol. I rub, Vortex, eat, sleep.
edit to add a link to the episode, wings off the smoker at about 8:45
Caught part of a Project Smoke episode.
Steven put marinaded drumettes on a 22" WSM, used lump charcoal, 2 chunks of wood, and put water, lemons and beer in the water pan.
He said the cooker temp was about 300, and that they would be done in about an hour. All vents wide open. No turning of the wings, skin side up throughout.
They were dark brown, cooked black in places. He said they were crisp, and they looked like they were.
Does this seem possible with the water pan in place and liquid added?
Cook wings over direct heat and crispy skin as good as fried chicken everytime, its that easy.
Raichlen adding lemons and beer to the water has me turning the channel.
many times, I believe, the "things" he does on his shows are intended to make the viewers ooh and aah.
adds nothing to the success of his cooks.