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Old 04-30-2010, 01:21 PM   #1
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ISO brats help

I'm going to be having brats this weekend. What do you feel is the best way to grill them. Should I simmer them in beer first? Not bother with beer and just grill. My s-i-l usually does this but will get here to late so I'm on my own,
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:23 PM   #2
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I've tried it both ways and now I just grill them. Actually, although I like brats from time to time, I like them better cold the next day.
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:34 PM   #3
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Simmering first ensures they are cooked through, so you can just grill them to a nice
skin, without worrying if they are "done."
I do them both ways, depending on my mood.
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Simmering first ensures they are cooked through, so you can just grill them to a nice
skin, without worrying if they are "done."
I do them both ways, depending on my mood.

Why are sausages the only thing, usually, that people do that with?
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Why are sausages the only thing, usually, that people do that with?
I do pork chops in wine then grill with lots of pepper and garlic.
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Thanks for the help Andy and grillingfool.
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Why are sausages the only thing, usually, that people do that with?
I'd guess Ecoli fears. Thats just a guess though.
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I'd guess Ecoli fears. Thats just a guess though.
I figured that but then you have to wonder about chicken and ground beef.
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Why are sausages the only thing, usually, that people do that with?

Because if you grill raw and your fire is too hot it can make the sausage split and it can be messy.
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Here's what I do:

I build me fire on either end of the grill. Keep the ash pan a little low but not all the way down. Put a drip pan in the center and put a bottle or two of Strongbow in; you can use apple juice or another hard cider if Strongbow isn't available.

Next, drink a Strongbow. Put sausages on grill in the center. I stick a probe in one to watch the temps. Drink a Strongbow.

Once your sausage is to your happy zone temperaturewise I raise the coals up, slide the middle grates and turn the sausages a couple times to get a bit o crisp. Pull, cover, drink a Strongbow.

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