Smoked Chicken Wings

Smoked Wings

I use the Vortex with my Weber Grill for smoking Chicken Wings. If you’ve never heard of a Charcoal Vortex, check it out. The Vortex will raise your grill temperature to 550 degrees and allow you to cook the wings with indirect high heat.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Servings 6 people


  • Weber Grill
  • Vortex


  • 5 lbs Party Chicken Wings Approximately 25 party wings
  • 4 tbsp Mama's Rub (Mustard, Pickles, BBQ)
  • 1 spray Olive Oil Spray


  • Prepare weber kettle grill for indirect cooking using a Vortex.
  • Remove chicken wings from packaging and season with the rub on all sides.
  • Place the wings on a grate to let them air dry while the grill is getting hot.
  • Place the wings on the grill cooking grate in the indirect zone towards the outside of the cooking grate and add 1 chunk of apple wood directly on the grate over the vortex.
  • Grill wings for 30-40 minutes turning occasionally for even cooking.
  • Wings are done when internal temperature reaches a minimum of 165 on an instant read thermometer. I smoke my wings to a temp of 180.
  • Optional: Serve wings with your favorite dipping sauce