Following up on the Vortex:
I've used it a couple times since the Super Bowl and been pleased with the results. I definitely overcrowded the grate the very first time I used it, which made it harder for the skins to crisp up. But I made two batches with fewer wings last weekend (before each of Iowa's S16 and E8 games). The first one had reasonably crispy skins, but not quite what I was expecting based on what I'd heard people say about the Vortex. The second batch, I tossed the wings in corn starch (seasoned with a pretty basic SPG blend), and the results were incredible. Very crispy, and while I don't sauce the wings while they're on the grill (I prefer to just toss them in whatever sauce just before serving), the crispy skins held up pretty well to my buffalo sauce. I'll never make party wings without starching them again; that plus the Vortex is a gamechanger.
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