Beer Brined Smoked Chicken Wings

Beer Brined Smoked Chicken Wings



  • 1 lb party wing
  • 2 cans of Miller Lite
  • 3 tbsp Salt, 
  • 3 tbsp Pepper
  • 3 tbsp Garlic rub

Buttery Beer BBQ Sauce

  • 1/2 cup of BBQ
  • 2-3 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 can of Miller Lite
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Tony Ramirez

Tony Ramirez is also known as TFTI BBQ serving up one of the best grilling recipes in the Pacific region. He is also the co-founder of Embers TV, the first streaming platform dedicated to the world of barbecue, open-fire and outdoor cooking. Tony was born in Charleston South Carolina but has lived almost all of his life in the Bay Area of Northern California. His culinary inclinations are a tribute to his late mother, who was a devoted stay-at-home mom with an unwavering love for cooking. Her roots trace back to Cajun French heritage in Louisiana, while his father hails from the Philippines. He also had a passion for food and was a Chef in the Navy. In his grilling, he endeavors to blend the rich culinary traditions of both sides of his family, Cajun and Filipino, all with a good barbecue.

His passion revolves around the art of barbecue and savoring a good brew while doing so. He’s honed his backyard barbecue skills over a span of 15+ years, being entirely self-taught through a combination of devouring BBQ Pit Master reruns, YouTube and learning from his own culinary mishaps. Back in 2021, he started his social media journey with no realistic ambitions to become anything more than just a guy that posts pictures and videos of good barbecue. Lo and behold it would have turned into a full time career all while supporting my family. 

One of his greatest pleasures is hosting backyard barbecue gatherings, where he enjoys preparing great barbecue and providing entertainment all with an ice cold beer! 


Step 1
Place wings in a large container with an air tight lid. Pour in 2 cans of Miller Lite and let brine for 1-2 hrs. For best results brine overnight.

Step 2
Once done brining remove wings and pat dry. Drizzle olive oil over wings and mix well. This will act as a binder for wings. Then season with salt, pepper and garlic Rub and set aside.

Step 3
Fire up your smoker or grill to 400F using hickory wood chunks for smoke.

Step 4
When grill reaches 400F place wings onto smoker. If using a grill place away from fire for indirect cooking. Cook wings for roughly 15 min then flip and cook for another 15 min then remove.

Step 5
In small cast iron pot melt butter over medium heat then add in minced garlic and cook until garlic starts to brown. Add in BBQ sauce and beer. Mix well and let reduce until slightly thickened.

Step 6
Place wings in a large bowl and pour over half the amount of sauce and mix well. Place wings back onto smoker to help sauce tack up onto wings. Cooking for an additional 5 mins.

Step 7 
Plate up your wings and drizzle remaining sauce and top with minced chives and enjoy.