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How To Cut Whole Chicken Wings

Who doesn’t love chicken wings, especially when they’re smoked? We all know that game day just wouldn’t be the same without them. And while you could cook them whole, separating the wingette from the drummette gives you more wings to go around. It's easy when you know how.

If you stretch...

Who doesn’t love chicken wings, especially when they’re smoked? We all know that game day just wouldn’t be the same without them. And while you could cook them whole, separating the wingette from the drummette gives you more wings to go around. It's easy when you know how.

If you stretch...

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How to Separate a Brisket Point and Flat

To split the brisket into the point and flat, all it takes is a sharp knife and a little practice.

To split the brisket into the point and flat, all it takes is a sharp knife and a little practice.

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How to Maintain Airflow During Cooking

It's important to have a clean burning fire and much of that starts with air flow.

It's important to have a clean burning fire and much of that starts with air flow.

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How to Monitor Your Smoke

Monitor your smoke for the right balance of heat, oxygen, and fuel so that the fire is burning at full combustion.

Monitor your smoke for the right balance of heat, oxygen, and fuel so that the fire is burning at full combustion.

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How to Cut St. Louis Style Ribs

Originating in St. Louis, Missouri, a leader in the meat-packing industry in the early 20th century, St. Louis Style Ribs begin as pork spareribs. When the breastbone is cut off, the ribs take on a uniformly rectangular shape.

 St. Louis Style Ribs are not always easy to find pre-cut....

Originating in St. Louis, Missouri, a leader in the meat-packing industry in the early 20th century, St. Louis Style Ribs begin as pork spareribs. When the breastbone is cut off, the ribs take on a uniformly rectangular shape.

 St. Louis Style Ribs are not always easy to find pre-cut....

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How to Keep Your Smoker Clean While Cooking

Keep your smoker clean with steam or sheet pans to contain the mess.

Keep your smoker clean with steam or sheet pans to contain the mess.

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How to Get Past the Stall When Smoking Brisket

Learn how  you can avoid or shorten the stall.

Learn how  you can avoid or shorten the stall.

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How to Add Moisture Before And During Cooking

Here are some techniques you can use to ensure your grilled food turns out juicy.

Here are some techniques you can use to ensure your grilled food turns out juicy.

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How to Clean and Maintain Your Smoker
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Buffalo Wings

These Buffalo Wings are some of the best wings we’ve ever tried. They’re dry rubbed with a sweet and spicy mixture and basted with a cayenne hot Buffalo sauce. We cooked them in the Rider 600 Pellet Grill to get them nice and crispy.

The Rider 600 Pellet Grill packs tons of versatility, convenience and rich wood-fired flavor into a modest footprint. Its full-size pellet capacity and innovative Flex Racks System open up a robust range of cooking options.

About the cut: Truly an All-American blue-collar dish, Buffalo chicken wings originated in the city of Buffalo, New York, where there is a high density of blue-collar workers. Using what was once considered the cheapest part of the chicken, Buffalo Wings were invented at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.

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