Beer Brined Tailgate Wings Recipe

When it comes to tailgate food wings are some of the best food to showcase.  Add to that an amazing beer brine and you have the recipe for tailgate happiness.  We’re grilling these wings up to add that crispy finish and tossing them in our famous 50/50 BBQ Sauce.

Beer Brined Tailgate Wings Recipe

Yield: Serves 10-12

Prep time: 10 Minutes + 6 hours brine time

Cook time: 25-30 minutes


Measure   Ingredient                                                        

5 Pounds      Chicken Wings, Jumbo                      

Taste            Rub A Dub, 5280 Culinary                  

½ Cup          High Altitude Sauce, 5280 Culinary                        

½ Cup          Low Country Sauce, 5280 Culinary    



1 Cup           Chef’s or Bayou Brine, 5280 Culinary                    

36 oz            Beer, Amber                                                                         

1.5 Cup        Water, Tap                                                                        


 Prep Directions

  • See above for all prep directions – under Prep Notes
  • For Brine, follow the cooking instructions on the package
    • Dissolve the brine in the 1.5 Cups of water
    • Cool Brine mixture, then add the 3 bottles of beer
    • Add the wings and brine for 6 hours or overnight
      • Do not brine longer than 8-10 hours

Cooking Directions

  • Follow Brine cooking directions and prep notes above
  • Remove wings from brine after 6-10 hours MAX
    • Do not rinse wings
  • Season wings to taste with RUB A DUB – allow to sit for 5-10 minutes
  • Pre Heat Weber Q1200 to medium high heat
  • Arrange the wings on the grill grate – close the lid
    • NOTE: will have to cook the wings in 2# batches
  • Cook the wings on the first side for 5 minutes
  • Turn the wings and cook on the second side for 5 minutes
  • Turn the grill to HIGH heat
  • Cook the wings on both sides again to produce a crispy skin
  • In a Bowl mix 50/50 blend of Low Country and High Altitude BBQ Sauce
  • Cook the wings to 165 degrees internal temperature
  • Remove from the grill and toss in sauce
  • Remove from the sauce and place on a platter
  • Wings are perfect sauced, or unsauced (dry rub only)
  • Serve with plenty of napkins


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Published: 03/8/2020


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