July 3rd, 2009, 11:40 AM #1
Little Bratwurst help
We are bbqing a sausage feast for the folks coming to our house tomorrow (my oldest daughter was brn on the fourth of July so it is always a party at our house on the 4th). I got some bratwurst and am not sure how to do them. I am going to bbq them obviously. Should I sear them first and then boil them in beer in an aluminum pan on the bbq? Or should I boil first and then sear?? I know they need to be cooked longer then the hot dogs we have and the pre-cooked Hillshire Farms sausage we have.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Happy 4th everyone!
July 3rd, 2009, 11:44 AM #2
Simmer in the beer on the stove for a few hours. Pierce the brat casing multiple times with a fork prior to boiling. Cheap beer is fine the good stuff wont make them taste any better. Then grill. Yum!
Last edited by SirJW; July 3rd, 2009 at 11:51 AM.
July 3rd, 2009, 11:48 AM #3
I've never boiled them in beer. When I've grilled sausages I've just put them on the grill and keep rotating them periodically until the casing splits and the start spraying juice. I might have to try boiling them in beer tomorrow!
July 3rd, 2009, 12:13 PM #4
This. Although, it doesnt have to be simmered for hours IMO.
Originally Posted by SirJW
July 3rd, 2009, 12:15 PM #5
and this. If you really wanna do a long simmer, use a stout ale, and put them in a crock pot on low over night, or early in the morning.
Originally Posted by job
July 3rd, 2009, 05:08 PM #6
Thanks everyone. I think I know what I need to do. Boiling first and transfer to grill sounds like the plan.
July 4th, 2009, 05:55 PM #7
Just a final followup. I soaked the brats in Firerock Pale Ale (from Hawaii) for an hour and then put them on the stove and slow simmered for an hour. Then to a very hot grill for browning until split. My wife had bought sauerkraut so we had everything we needed with a little spicy mustard. They turned out great and everyone loved them! Thanks for all the help.
July 6th, 2009, 07:50 AM #8
I'll add one thing, do the beer, do the piercing, but also boil yellow onions with them and then add as a topping later. EXTRA yum.