Add 1 tsp of baking powder per lb of wings and mix in a bowl.
Add the dry rub and mix well with your hands to coat evenly. Save about 1-2 tbsp of dry rub to finish the wings later.
Smoke the wings at 300°F for 45 minutes. Optional: fill your pellet tube smoker about 1/3 with your favourite pellets. Lite it when the Traeger is ready.
Take the wings off the pit and crank the Traeger up to its max temp of 500°F. Finish the wings for 10 minutes on high heat or until the edges go crispy.
Immediately toss the wings with the softened butter and extra dry rub. Coat well and serve right away!