Unpackage wings, check that all drums and flapper are seperated.
create your wet brine mixture. filtered water, salt and sugar. dissolve and mix well.
submerge wings in brine for 24 hours
remove from brine. Rinse, pat dry and air dry for a few more hours.
•• If you wish to skip brining, you can instead marinate in italian dressing over night, adding a generous amount of our bbq rub to the mixture. (see recipes for rub recipe)
Fire up your Weber Kettle Grill. Plasce coal in the center.
add wood chunks when coals are ready. We like fruit woods, eg. apple, cherry, peach, etc)
Place wings in a circular pattern on outter edge of grate.
close lid and smoke. check occasionally and turn when you see color on them.
Probe for 165º doneness. Once you reach this temp begin to sauce wings with our Sweet Heat BBQ Sauce.
Close lid and allow sauce to set for a few minutes. Careful paying attention so they do not burn now that sugar has been applied.
Begin to move a few wings in at a time to center, over the coals so that you can begin the caramelize the sauce and form a nice char crust. This can be a fast paced step, so watch your wings- they can burn here. Move them in and out of the direct zone as needed to acheive your desired results.
Wings are now probably at 180º. Becase we brined them, they are still moist and will pull perfectly off the bone for a very clean bite.
Add finished wings to a large serving bowl and if you wish now is the time to add a bit more bbq sauce to give them a final coating for that perfect shine.