Beer is one of the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic beverages in the world. It has evolved and adapted to different cultures and regions, resulting in a variety of styles and flavours.
In the 20th century, beer consumption continued to increase with the emergence of new styles, such as lagers and ales, as well as the rise of craft breweries and microbreweries. This trend has continued into the 21st century with a growing interest in artisanal and locally sourced beer with focus on sustainability and environmentally friendly brewing practices.
Beer is now enjoyed at sports events, festivals, bars, and restaurants. It has also become an important part of the food and beverage industry, with beer-pairing menus and beer-infused recipes.
Below is a recipe for beer-brined wings using red beer, dill, garlic, and a few other ingredients. I have also provided a method for cooking them on a pellet grill:
Note: This recipe yields 2 pounds of wings. For more, increase the recipe.
2 pounds of chicken wings
12 ounces of red beer
1/4 cup kosher salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1/2 tablespoon black pepper
In a large bowl, whisk together the red beer, kosher salt, brown sugar, garlic, dill, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, and black pepper until the salt and sugar are completely dissolved.
Add the chicken wings to the bowl. Ensure they are completely submerged in the brine. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours. The longer, the better.
When you're ready to cook the wings, preheat your pellet grill to 375°F.
Remove the wings from the brine and pat them dry with paper towels.
Place the wings on the grill grates and cook for 30 to 40 minutes or until the internal temperature of the wings reaches 165°F.
Remove the wings from the grill and let them rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Enjoy your delicious beer-brined wings with your favourite dipping sauce!