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    Wings; whole or pieces?

    I have always cut off the wing tip, but I usually segment the other two joints. Tonight I did none of the above.
    Just wondered you all's preference; cook separately, tips, or no? To me, the tips are much more worthwhile as stock ingredients.
    What about sauce? I just sauced half of them, a basic butter and Frank's, but that makes a mess of my keyboard!
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    #2
    I also remove the tips.

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      #3
      We always remove the tips and split the drums and flats. Have a house divided on favorites so it works out anyway.
      Sauce; we always cook with a dry rub and if someone wants to finish with a sauce, bowls are provided to toss and finish them off-back on the grill..

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        #4
        I leave whole unless I am short for chicken stock, then I cut of the tips.

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          #5
          I usually always cut off the tips. You don’t eat them anyway, it gives you more room on the grill and makes it a little easier to flip the wings without them.

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            #6
            I cut off tips since most feathers, if left behind, are on the tips.

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              #7
              Whole. Love to chew on those bits.

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                #8
                Always.... tips for stock. Spilt the wings 98.7% of the time.

                Sauce... meh... I’m more of a grilled lemon, Evoo, kinda of guy. Otherwise my sauce is whatever is on hand and that’s always Frank’s, Cholula, Louisiana hot sause, tapitio, Valentina etc...

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                • barelfly
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                  98.7%.........

                #9
                My rule of thumb for all meats: why cook it if nobody is going to eat it?

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                • IowaGirl
                  IowaGirl commented
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                  My pups would beg to differ. Um, well, correction -- no "would" about dat -- they DO beg!

                • Steve R.
                  Steve R. commented
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                  I think the rule still applies, IowaGirl. In your case there are some who love the wing tips, so there is no reason to toss them.

                #10
                The local supermarket supplies them sans tips so no issue. Not a fan as there is little to nibble on anyway, good for stock though

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                  #11
                  I always cut off the tips and separate the other two pieces.

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                    #12
                    Yeah, me too. Tips off and separate the two pieces. Sauce is usually an afterthought so a lot of the time it’s a mix of sriracha and sweet baby Ray’s. I do like to put them back on after sauced for a quick burn.

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                      #13
                      I wish we could find whole wings down here anymore. Now, either drumettes or "party packs" that are cut-up wings without tips, but a lot more expensive packaged that way.

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                        #14
                        I cut off the tips and cook them whole. Dry rubbed only with sauces and dips on the side for those who want it. Man. Now I need to get some wings for today. 😋

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                          #15
                          I prefer to cook them whole. And I like to chew in the tips. Don’t judge me!🤣

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                          • Panhead John
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                            I figgered you was one of them tip chewers Larry. 😉

                          • bbqLuv
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                            Agreed, +1

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