does anyone have an average yield on whole chicken wings? My multiple google searches didn't help at all.
yield on whole chicken wings
Meats of different types and cuts shrink at different rates. The general rule is that the leaner the cut, the less the meat will shrink. This is because the cut contains less water and fat. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, beef sirloin shrinks by around 16 percent when cooked, while brisket shrinks by around 30 percent. A broiled chicken wing may lose only around 14 percent of its weight, while a whole roast chicken may shrink by almost 40 percent. Cured roast ham may shrink by 8 percent, while a grilled pork patty could lose around 30 percent of its weight.
Did you remove the tip section of the wing before smoking them?
Wings right now in my neck of the woods are available as medium or large (jumbo). Or small and large, depending on who I'm talking to.
Yield is necessarily different on each as they both are shipped in 40# cases.
Also, wings sometimes can be ordered by "count", meaning X number of wings to a lb. Higher count = more wings per box. Wingstop specifies a particular count for theirs.