Smoked Wings with Moonshine White Sauce and Ranch Pickles

Recipe courtesy of Chef Andrew Dodd from Stagioni: Seasons of Food


  • 3 dozen Springer Mountain Farms Chicken Wings


Set the EGG for indirect cooking at 225°F/107°C. Rub 3 dozen wings liberally with BBQ Rub seasoning. Smoke for 1½ to 2 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F/74°C or higher.

Remove wings from heat and toss with half of the Moonshine White Sauce set aside and bring the EGG up to 425°F/218°C degrees. Put wings back on the EGG for 8 minutes then flip and cook for another 8 mins on other side. Toss with remaining Moonshine White Sauce. Serve immediately with Ranch Pickles.

Ranch Pickles Ingredients

  • 8 cucumbers, sliced to .25 inch
  • 1 julienned Vidalia onion
  • 4 cloves of thinly sliced garlic
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup ranch seasoning

Ranch Pickles Instructions

For the Ranch Pickles, combine cucumbers, onion and garlic in heatproof bowl with lid. Bring remaining pickle ingredients to a boil in saucepot. Once boiling, carefully pour liquid over cucumbers; cover and allow to come to room temperature. Refrigerate once cooled.

BBQ Rub Seasoning Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Allepo pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon Espelette
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

BBQ Rub Seasoning Instructions

For the BBQ Rub Seasoning, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly until all spices are evenly distributed.

Moonshine White Sauce Ingredients

  • 375 ml bottle of moonshine
  • 1 1/2 cups Duke’s Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1.5 lemons
  • 2 Tablespoons of white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Applewood smoked salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of rub seasoning

Moonshine White Sauce Instructions

For the Moonshine White Sauce, reduce Moonshine on stove over low heat (careful for flames) until there is only a 1/4 cup left then set aside to cool. Combine all remaining ingredients and incorporate fully into the reduction.

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