Originally Posted by The_Kapn
This is one of those topics you can answer for yourself for less than a dollar and no risk
A basic brine is based on one gallon of water with one cup of kosher type salt and one cup of sugar.
Scaled down to a quart of water and 1/4 cup each of salt and sugar should be plenty for a test batch.
Skip any added spices for now, you can "play" with flavors later.
Put some of the wings in a ZipLock and brine for 1 to 1.5 hours.
Cook both brined and unbrined and compare for yourself.
Internet opinions are nice, but only you can decide which you prefer.
Easey/Peasey and cheap!
You will have Good Eats from both methods.
I see why they made you a moderator dropping knowledge like that!