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aerotech11
12-26-2017, 09:10 PM
So I got a vortex for my 22 in kettle for Christmas. Did a few wings tonight to try it out. They turned out great but as I see it can only get better. A little Weber kickin chicken rub and a hunk of cherry wood to cap it off. Pulled them off after about 35 minutes. A few we put some homemade wing sauce on the rest left naked. Both were a hit.

BlueandGoldBBQ
12-26-2017, 09:31 PM
Is that the larger one

Smoking Piney
12-26-2017, 10:22 PM
The Vortex and wings are a match made in heaven.

It is hands down the best way I've ever cooked wings. I cook them in large groups with some wood:

https://i.imgur.com/CoJlm8Th.jpg

ShadowDriver
12-26-2017, 10:27 PM
Wheeee-doggy, you had that Vortex singing!

I generally try to moderate mine to 400-450F if possible. I like 12-13 min per quadrant with turning the kettle lid 90 degrees every X min above.

Looks like your wing adventures are just getting started (with the new piece of kit). Keep the Pr0N and stories coming! I hope you enjoy yours at least half as much as we have mine!

aerotech11
12-26-2017, 10:47 PM
Is that the larger one

It's the medium size one. That was recommended for the 22.5 kettle

aerotech11
12-26-2017, 10:50 PM
Wheeee-doggy, you had that Vortex singing!

I generally try to moderate mine to 400-450F if possible. I like 12-13 min per quadrant with turning the kettle lid 90 degrees every X min above.

Looks like your wing adventures are just getting started (with the new piece of kit). Keep the Pr0N and stories coming! I hope you enjoy yours at least half as much as we have mine!

That was the first time firing it up. Didn't know what to expect. Do you moderate temp with the amount of coals or airflow?

ShadowDriver
12-27-2017, 01:28 AM
That was the first time firing it up. Didn't know what to expect. Do you moderate temp with the amount of coals or airflow?

A bit of both, to be quite honest. I have the medium Vortex, and I'll go for about 2/3 full, then go for airflow after I know it's good and burning hot. - Usually takes about 15-20 min to go from cold kettle to ready to add the chicken (or whatnot) and cook.

THoey1963
12-27-2017, 02:11 AM
Those look like a great tool for a kettle. I gifted one to a friend, and he seems to love it. Nice first wings on it. They'll only get better...

DanB
12-27-2017, 07:47 AM
Hi Would the Vortex work in a WSM 22" for wings?
Thanks DanB

Big George's BBQ
12-27-2017, 08:33 AM
Very Nice first cook with that

Stingerhook
12-27-2017, 08:37 AM
Looks like they won't be your last vortex wings.

THoey1963
12-27-2017, 03:50 PM
Hi Would the Vortex work in a WSM 22" for wings?
Thanks DanB

If you took the center section out and moved the grate down, I could see it, but not sure how much heat that would put on the lid.

70monte
12-27-2017, 06:32 PM
The vortex and my Weber Kettle are the only way I make wings anymore. They turn out great every time.

aks801
12-27-2017, 07:21 PM
Can someone give me the rundown for how to cook wings using the Vortex.

I have never cooked wings (sorry!) and am thinking about getting a Vortex or a slow n sear.