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Hey guys... you ever heard of the Vortex for Weber Kettle grills? I bought one a few weeks ago (Amazon link) and I'm in love with the way it cooks chicken wings (I've tried burgers, beer can chicken and steak too). One of the problems w/ wings on the grill is that they just don't get crispy enough, but cooked w/ the Vortex they crisp up damn near as nicely as they do in a fryer and without all the grease stank.

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Marinated in Franks and this is about 30 minutes on the grill:


Done and pre-sauced. Notice the crisp, fried-like skin (zoom: ctrl, +):


And sauced:


These were not just some of the best buffalo style grilled wings I've ever made, but some of the best wings I've ever tasted. If you're a fan of grilled wings, you gotta get the Vortex. Money well spent. :thumb:
 

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I don't think you could have come up with a better pitch for this thing, those pictures look absolutely incredible.
 

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I don't think you could have come up with a better pitch for this thing, those pictures look absolutely incredible.
The pictures *almost* do them justice. So freakin' good.

I'm making them again tonight if the GD rain ever stops. :mad:
 

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I looked at the Vortex, but I already have a ton of Weber accessories, including the Slow /n Sear. Not my photo, but wings do really well with it. They do crisp up, that thing gets hot.

My only thought on the Vortex is the Slow /n Sear is probably more versatile, but glad you like it! Agree with timsta, great advert shot!

 

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Not a wing fan much, but that shot makes me want some! Well done
 

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I looked at the Vortex, but I already have a ton of Weber accessories, including the Slow /n Sear. Not my photo, but wings do really well with it. They do crisp up, that thing gets hot.

My only thought on the Vortex is the Slow /n Sear is probably more versatile, but glad you like it! Agree with timsta, great advert shot!
Yeah, that's what people have said about the baskets and also the slow-n-sear, but you do lose out on a bit of the circular convection of having a concentrated heat source blasting up through the middle of the kettle.

That being said... The Slow N' Sear will probably be my next accessory purchase, and I might even then get rid of my WSM which has placed me well in some local, friendly competitions. :eek:
 
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