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    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!

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    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!

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirJW View Post
    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!
    This. Although, it doesnt have to be simmered for hours IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by job View Post
    This. Although, it doesnt have to be simmered for hours IMO.
    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.
    I'm younger than my tongue, and older than my teeth.

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    Thanks everyone. I think I know what I need to do. Boiling first and transfer to grill sounds like the plan.

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    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.

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    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.

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