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BrisketRex
02-18-2008, 11:21 AM
Well, spent the day trying to hunt down some drums. Got some leads. Found a guy who has brand new, removable lid drums but he can't sell them cause they belong to his boss. Stopped by a truck stop/oil change place and they set out removable lid drums almost everyday for the public to take.............but I gotta show up at the right time. So I spent the day getting the backyard ready for spring. My lawn is already showing tiny signs of life. So I indirected my Kettle with some sugar maple and cherry chunks and got dinner going. For the money, you can't beat turkey wings. Lots of meat for about $1.25 per wing!
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SmokyOkie
02-18-2008, 11:30 AM
Pretty stuff!


Do you kinda pre-burn your chunks on top of the grate and then drop them into the coals as needed?

Also, you're using sugar maple. That's almost impossible to fing in OK. I have a rick or two of red maple (thanks to December's ice storm). Do you have any experience using it?

BrisketRex
02-18-2008, 11:45 AM
Thanks!!
I set the chunks on the grate so they burn slower. Many times I can even reuse them a second time if they don't burn up completely. I scored that SM and cherry in a trade with a friend on another board. I have some silver maple from a neighbors tree that I removed for her, but the sugar maple does have a different smoke.

TX Sandman
02-18-2008, 11:47 AM
:kewlpics: Great pics, Rex! Looks like a great meal there! Is that kraut on the brat there? Mighty tasty!

What rub did you use for the wings? And about how long did it take to cook 'em?

SmokyOkie
02-18-2008, 11:54 AM
Thanks!!
I set the chunks on the grate so they burn slower. Many times I can even reuse them a second time if they don't burn up completely. I scored that SM and cherry in a trade with a friend on another board. I have some silver maple from a neighbors tree that I removed for her, but the sugar maple does have a different smoke.



I don't know how good I'd feel about using silver maple, but the red maple seems to be a little denserwood than silver. They're bothe classified as soft maple though. I've added a little to the firebox before from windfall that I've had, but never quite felt secure about doing a whole smoke. I suppose I'll have to try it when this seasons out though.

Smokin
02-18-2008, 12:28 PM
Nice feed there Rex! I'm not much for turkey anything.. but them brats I can eat my weight in.

Good luck getting the barrels rounded up.

BrisketRex
02-18-2008, 12:55 PM
Rob--The wings got some DDogs apple rub and were on for about an hour or so. I go by time and not so much by temp. I can pretty much tell by look and feel or I just help myself to a chef's sample and figure out if they are done or need more time.
I've only used the silver in chunk form and never more than a few chunks at once, but I've really liked it. Very mild, pleasant smoke.
Thanks again.
P.S. That's kraut and Inglehoffer whole grain mustard on wheat rolls.

peculiarmike
02-19-2008, 10:50 AM
Looks like good eats for not a lot of cash. Can't beat that!
Never see turkey wings around here.
Brats, kraut & mustard, love 'em!