medium chicken wings, thighs and drumsticks
Make the Buttermilk Soak: In a large bowl, combine the buttermilk with the salt, black pepper and cayenne. Add the chicken and turn to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 2 hours or refrigerate for 4 hours.
freshly ground black pepper
crisp beer, such as lager or pilsner (2 1/4 cups)