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South Carolina Gamecocks at Auburn Tigers tailgate party: The best way to grill wings

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Yeah, it’s Auburn this weekend. This should be a tough matchup for the Gamecocks. Why not go for something easy to whip up at the tailgate. I’m talking about wings and beer. So, step it up with this easy way to grill tasty wings and you’ll be everyone’s favorite wingman.

Yeah, it’s Auburn this weekend. This should be a tough matchup for us. Why not go for something easy to whip up at the tailgate? I’m talking about wings and beer. Skip on those tasteless supermarket delicatessen wings. Eat one and you’ll look like a zombie chewing a bony finger. Major buzzkill! So, step it up with this easy way to grill tasty wings and you’ll be everyone’s favorite wingman.

Here is what you need:
--5 pound bag of wings (thaw em’ out Sparky)
--Lawry’s Seasoned Salt. (God said let there be Seasoned Salt, and it was good)
--1 Large bottle of Sweet Baby Ray’s teriyaki sauce (It has the right amount of sweetness)

First up, you’re going to need a grill, duh. Don’t douse your coals with lighter fluid because the stuff ends up in your wings. Blaze up without the chemicals using a chimney starter. It’s easy. Fill the top with briquettes and cram the State’s Clemson sports section in the bottom under the grate. After a couple of beers it should be ready. Stack the charcoal to one side of the grill and then dump the hot coals from the chimney starter on top of them.

Spread your wings on a large baking sheet. Pat them dry. Then lightly dust them up with some Lawry’s Season Salt.

grilled wings - tailgate for usc vs auburn

Once the coals are medium high, scrape the grill and then spread the wings over the fire. Turn them occasionally for about two beers (15 minutes) and then move them over to the cooler side.

Pour the teriyaki sauce into a large mixing bowl.

Check on the wings. Rotate them periodically from the cool to hot side, but careful not to char them too much. After about 10 minutes they should be brown and somewhat crispy. Pull them off the grill, transfer them to the mixing bowl and turn them in the sauce and serve.

Blue Point's Toasted Lager

When it comes to wings, go with a Lager. You will want to try Blue Point’s Toasted Lager. It has the right balanced flavor of malt and hops that pairs nicely with grilled wings. And after your first sip, you will fall in love again with the American Lager.

After the game is over and everyone is trying to find their car, you can make it back to tailgate to maw on some cold wings. They are still good even when you are half sober.