posted on Mar, 30 2021 @ 11:09 AM
I got a free Weber 22 on the side of the road last summer. It looked fantastic, so i threw it in the truck. I used it through the winter for smoking
and grilling various things. Decided to fix the easy clean fixture and order a new grill grate that had the removable middle this past week. I also
went ahead and ordered a Vortex while I was at it.
The Vortex is just a steel cone that is about 10" on one end, 4" on the other, and stands about 6" tall. You dump charcoal into it, and it
concentrates heat and turns the kettle into a convection oven. I have smoked chicken a million times, but have never gotten a bite through skin.
That has now all changed. Last night, i did these wings:
The Vortex kept the Weber at 375 for over an hour. I put a piece of cherry wood on the removable grate in the middle. It made the best chicken I
have ever eaten in my life. The rub is simply Chupacabra Cluckalicious. I sauced some with Franks Red Hot, some i left naked.
I can't stop thinking about how good that chicken was. Now i am going to have to do more this weekend. Maybe some lollipops or something.