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Brats in a beer tub......did not turn out well.....but i know why LOL
« Reply #-1 on: September 04, 2016, 01:32:00 PM »
When I have been tailgating I do it my way every time......LOL & they are great. What I do is grill the Brats on the grill until done with grill marks. At the same time, I boil the onions & butter & beer in a pan. I use a beer like Bud or a dark beer. When done the Brats are tossed into the bath & served with rolls.

YESTERDAY.......I tried a few things different.

I added garlic (not a bad idea) & Sauerkraut (IMO a mistake) into the bath. I also boiled the brats first (big mistake).  I also used a heavy beer from Trader Joes…It was too strong of a flavor in my book.

It was OK but I will go back to the method that works best for me. I had read about a dozen recipes & wanted to try something with a twist so I combined ideas from a few in the same cook not a good idea.

I like kraut as an option but I don’t think it belongs in the bath.

We also had split dogs & chicken thighs with Sweet Baby Rays.
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Sometimes getting adventurous bites us where the sun don't shine   :(

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Re: Brats in a beer tub......did not turn out well.....but i know why LOL
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2016, 03:12:53 PM »
Sometimes getting adventurous bites us where the sun don't shine   :(

Luckily there is always another day to get er right again  :)
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2016, 03:45:36 PM »
Muebe always boils his brats first. And then finishes them in the microwave. Always comes out great. 8)
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Re: Brats in a beer tub......did not turn out well.....but i know why LOL
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2016, 05:27:10 PM »
Muebe always boils his brats first. And then finishes them in the microwave. Anyways comes out great. 8)

I guess it comes down too what you do well & what you like....LOL  My wife likes them boiled first but.......boiled in water not beer ??? ???
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2016, 11:12:03 PM »
Muebe always boils his brats first. And then finishes them in the microwave. Always comes out great. 8)

No Pappy I nuke them first until they split then boil then in two cans of Shlitz. Once most of the brats fats are floating at the top of the sauce pan you remove them from heat into an ice bath. Once cooled you put back in the microwave at 50% power(you don't want them overcooked) for 10 minutes. When they are crumbly and dry they are done. Then drizzle with some liquid smoke.
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Re: Brats in a beer tub......did not turn out well.....but i know why LOL
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2016, 08:56:13 AM »
Muebe always boils his brats first. And then finishes them in the microwave. Always comes out great. 8)

No Pappy I nuke them first until they split then boil then in two cans of Shlitz. Once most of the brats fats are floating at the top of the sauce pan you remove them from heat into an ice bath. Once cooled you put back in the microwave at 50% power(you don't want them overcooked) for 10 minutes. When they are crumbly and dry they are done. Then drizzle with some liquid smoke.

Sounds like a great way Mike
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Re: Brats in a beer tub......did not turn out well.....but i know why LOL
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2016, 09:10:36 AM »
Sear mine first on the grill, then into the slow cooker with onions and beer overnight, allow to cool in the morning and remove fat and then re heat before serving  :)
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Re: Brats in a beer tub......did not turn out well.....but i know why LOL
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2016, 11:20:36 AM »
Muebe always boils his brats first. And then finishes them in the microwave. Always comes out great. 8)

No Pappy I nuke them first until they split then boil then in two cans of Shlitz. Once most of the brats fats are floating at the top of the sauce pan you remove them from heat into an ice bath. Once cooled you put back in the microwave at 50% power(you don't want them overcooked) for 10 minutes. When they are crumbly and dry they are done. Then drizzle with some liquid smoke.

Where do you find Schlitz in SoCal?  I haven't seen it here in about two years.  I've been trying to track some down.

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Re: Brats in a beer tub......did not turn out well.....but i know why LOL
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2016, 11:39:19 AM »
Muebe always boils his brats first. And then finishes them in the microwave. Always comes out great. 8)

No Pappy I nuke them first until they split then boil then in two cans of Shlitz. Once most of the brats fats are floating at the top of the sauce pan you remove them from heat into an ice bath. Once cooled you put back in the microwave at 50% power(you don't want them overcooked) for 10 minutes. When they are crumbly and dry they are done. Then drizzle with some liquid smoke.

Where do you find Schlitz in SoCal?  I haven't seen it here in about two years.  I've been trying to track some down.

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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2016, 11:09:46 AM »
You never know until you try something. Kudos for experimenting anyway!!! Don
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« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2016, 03:12:17 PM »
You never know until you try something. Kudos for experimenting anyway!!! Don

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Re: Brats in a beer tub......did not turn out well.....but i know why LOL
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2016, 08:26:53 PM »
Muebe always boils his brats first. And then finishes them in the microwave. Always comes out great. 8)

That's exactly the way my youngest son does his brats.

Personally, I simmer mine in dark beer for about 5 minutes & then throw them on an extremely hot grill for about 2 minutes.(or until they have really good grill marks)
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Re: Brats in a beer tub......did not turn out well.....but i know why LOL
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2016, 08:58:02 PM »
Muebe always boils his brats first. And then finishes them in the microwave. Always comes out great. 8)

That's exactly the way my youngest son does his brats.

Personally, I simmer mine in dark beer for about 5 minutes & then throw them on an extremely hot grill for about 2 minutes.(or until they have really good grill marks)

does that cook them enough (temp)?  Thanks Richard
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