Jul 1, 2011

Hickory Drumettes with Bourbon-Molasses GlazeRecipe from Weber's Way to Grill™ by Jamie Purviance

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5 Reviews

Serves: 6 to 8 // Prep time: 20 minutes | Grilling time: 20 to 30 minutes | Special equipment: 2 handfuls hickory wood chips

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Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 3 lb chicken drumettes

Oil and Spices

  • .25 tsp chipotle chile powder
  • .5 tsp granulated garlic
  • .5 tsp granulated onion
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika


  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp unsulphured (light) molasses


  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter

Wine / Beer / Spirits

  • 1 fl oz bourbon

Special Equipment

  • 2 handfuls hickory wood chips



  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon granulated onion
  • ¼ teaspoon chipotle chile powder

  • 3 pounds chicken drumettes, about 20


  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon unsulphured (light) molasses
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter


  1. Soak the wood chips in water for at least 30 minutes.

  2. In a large bowl mix the rub ingredients. Add the drumettes and toss to coat them evenly.

  3. Prepare the grill for indirect cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F).

  4. In a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan over high heat, bring the glaze ingredients to a boil and cook just until the butter melts. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.

  5. Brush the cooking grates clean. Drain and add the wood chips to the charcoal or to the smoker box of a gas grill, following manufacturer’s instructions, and close the lid. When the wood begins to smoke, cook the drumettes over indirect medium heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until the meat is no longer pink at the bone, 20 to 30 minutes, turning and basting with the glaze once or twice during the last 20 minutes of cooking. Serve warm.

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Rating: 5 stars

Aug 31, 2013

James P

Truly a great charcoal grill

We were given this grill more than 10 years ago and it has always been a delight to use. The large storage bin holds plenty of charcoal and the propane starter system makes using charcoal very easy. I love this grill!

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Sep 21, 2013

Nathan R

Awesome Grill

My wife bought me this grill with our first place and not having a designated grilling table I really appreciate the table attached to the grill. The lid holder is great and a lot better than the older weber design of a hook on the inside of the lid. There are features that I didn't think I needed because I'm so used to older webers. The charcoal holding inserts are awesome, they let me have more control over the hot spots and where I want to place the meat to cook more evenly. The ash catcher is great, catches all of the ashes and doesn't let any of it blow around. Overall this is an amazing grill.

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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