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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/29 12:13:19 (permalink)
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A pet peeve of mine is my local grocery store's meat counter and their store made brats.  Their stright up normal brat is pretty decent.  But they also sell along side of it their "Taco Brat", "Chipolte-Lime Brat", "Teriyaki Brat", and the seasonal "Pumpkin Spiced Brat".

As horrific as they sound, I had to try them out of sheer morbid curiosity.  I tried to keep an open mind and open palate too.  I seriously did.

They &%^$&% suck as much as you think they would.

~Toad
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Well Toad, I too am a brat traditionalist as well but I must say that my local butcher, Besey's Meat Market, makes some fresh brat blends that are just down right delicious. Such as the Jalapeno Brat, the Bacon Cheddar brat and your not gonna believe this one but some really tasty turkey brats. Gotta love your local homegrown butcher!


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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/29 12:38:19 (permalink)
WarToad

A pet peeve of mine is my local grocery store's meat counter and their store made brats.  Their stright up normal brat is pretty decent.  But they also sell along side of it their "Taco Brat", "Chipolte-Lime Brat", "Teriyaki Brat", and the seasonal "Pumpkin Spiced Brat".

As horrific as they sound, I had to try them out of sheer morbid curiosity.  I tried to keep an open mind and open palate too.  I seriously did.

They &%^$&% suck as much as you think they would.

~Toad
Brat traditionalist.


Wartoad I am laughing my ass off right now thinking about how &%@$&# sounded coming out of your mouth. You are like me and certain foods "Gone Bad" . ...... 



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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/29 13:35:55 (permalink)
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I find that simmering brats of any type in beer with sliced onions before browning them on the grill really gets the job done.

 
This is the only way we make them.


"Simmering' is guaranteed to ruin your brat.  Don't even think of it.


I try not to get between my dad & the grill. Those ones you made @ the competition were awesome.
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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/29 14:12:25 (permalink)
Its funny, there really is a divided community among people about simmering or not.I have had both. My brother-in-law makes great brats without the pre beer boil. Wonderful. I pre-boil with beer an onions and they are wonderful.I like seatowns idea-put them in beer, butter and onions just before they are done.
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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/29 15:12:08 (permalink)
X1, Turkey Brats... Turkey's time has come. Many folks need a low fat diet but still want things that taste good. "don't go together" That was then... but this is now! :~)

By the way, any of you pros who are not selling some kind of turkey or chicken... something??? are missing sales.
Joe
post edited by PapaJoe8 - 2009/04/29 15:15:37
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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/29 15:24:49 (permalink)
My favorite brand of Brats is Kayem.  They make a "Pale Ale" Brat.  It has a fantastic beer flavor.

Their suggested cooking method is to simmer in beer with a sliced onion, and then finish on the grill.  This has always worked out well for me.
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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/29 17:14:51 (permalink)
Braun, I just hate to waste that beer. Could you maybe boil it... and then drink it. Hmm, but tha onions? Hey, beer and onions sound good to me!!! :~)
Joe
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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/29 17:16:49 (permalink)
Why is my message flagged as "Inappropriate"?
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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/29 17:23:40 (permalink)
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Why is my message flagged as "Inappropriate"?


As I noted earlier, your post wasn't about hotdog carts or ancillary topics (e.g. where to buy hotdog carts, what to name my hotdog cart, what are the best hotdog cart sinks, what kind of hotdogs should I buy, etc.).  As you must have observed yourself, since the new software was adopted, there is a rule that at least two-thirds of all posts be about hotdog carts.
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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/29 17:24:46 (permalink)
Because there is sone dumbo out there with nothing else to do.  There have been several posts  flagged as inappropritate.  Don't worry about it as the moderators know who is flagging posts and I am sure that the person will be warned how 'inappropriate" he is to do this.
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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/29 17:25:51 (permalink)
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Why is my message flagged as "Inappropriate"?


We have no idea.  Ignore it, it's a frequently abused function of the forum.  You've just joined the growing "Flagged and Proud!" club.  Certificate is in the mail.
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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/29 17:31:14 (permalink)
PapaJoe8

X1, Turkey Brats... Turkey's time has come. Many folks need a low fat diet but still want things that taste good. "don't go together" That was then... but this is now! :~)

By the way, any of you pros who are not selling some kind of turkey or chicken... something??? are missing sales.
Joe



I can't imagine turkey-anything tasting good.
Then again, I absolutely detest turkey, so I'm probably biased.

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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/29 17:32:02 (permalink)
another stupid feature, sassygrits! don't sweat it.


I've never simmered my brats...didn't know I was supposed to. I whilst try that method in the future. I can afford to lose one beer for the cause :o)

.............IS IT FOOTBALL SEASON YET!!!!???!!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!?
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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/29 18:26:38 (permalink)
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.............IS IT FOOTBALL SEASON YET!!!!???!!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!?

It's always football season.

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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/30 00:28:58 (permalink)
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I Found those same brats at a surplus food outlet here in West Michigan back in late January  They had cases of them in their freezer for $1.10 for the package of 6 all marked with a 02/25/09 sell date if not frozen.  They are precooked so only need to be thawed and crisped up


Shen, if the OP is referring to these brats and you have the same ones they're definitely not precooked.  You might want to doublecheck to avoid any kind of unpleasant surprise." /> 
 
Johnsonville's recommended use of beer while cooking can be found here.  I personally prefer to either smoke bratwurst or grill it over lower heat; it's not necessary to char the casing in order to cook it all the way through.

Brad


I believe that these are the precooked ones he was refering to. Ok in a pinch for the kids.
http://www.johnsonville.com/home/products/brats/beer-brat
 
For what it's worth I never simmer before grilling and I usually only cook brats for a crowd as not everyone in my family likes them. I put them on a nice hot grill and get them nice and brown and crispy and then while they are still slightly under cooked i put them into an aluminum disposable pan that is filled with beer, butter and onion that has been sitting on the grill. This way I can cook in smaller batches and toss into the pan.. And when I am all done grilling the brats and they have "simmered" on the Q' for a little bit. Everyone can dig in and eat at the same time and I am already done grilling and can enjoy the company.


Seatown,
My error - The brats I picked up for $1.10 per pkg. were actually Hillshire Farms Beer Brats and yes, they are precooked.  Haven't tried them yet but probably will this weekend.
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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/30 03:31:13 (permalink)
 I'm pretty sure they don't simmer the brats in Sheboygan WI. I don't do it either.
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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/30 08:48:27 (permalink)
What's a "braut?"

A brat made with sauerkraut?
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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/30 08:51:56 (permalink)
Well I have been to Johnsonville's Brat Day's in Sheboygan a couple of times and yes some of the vendors do simmer before as well as after. That's okay though your from Chicago and probably a Bears fan so I won't hold it against you......lol.
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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/30 10:52:31 (permalink)
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 I'm pretty sure they don't simmer the brats in Sheboygan WI. I don't do it either.


Well, that would depend on who you mean when you say "they".

My grandfather & uncle both cook them this way & "they" both live in Sheboygan. I'm not pretty sure, I'm very sure since I've seen them both cook them this way.
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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/30 11:00:40 (permalink)
Thanks Aimee-I lived in Sheboygan for 7 years, and have seen them done both ways.As I said in my post before, there is a divided community on this topic.And I dont just mean on Roafood. I mean in Wisconsin.
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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/30 11:26:35 (permalink)
In my distant history I was known to serve charred Brats on the outside while pink on the inside.  Due to this, I moved to simmering in beer and onions first, grilling, then if I have to hold, back into simmering beer and onions.

Having been to Germany, I've seen plenty of German friends, family, neighbors simmer their Brats before grilling.  Anyone who insists it's taboo needs to take a educational trip to the brat motherland. It's fully accepted, though neither demanded or admonished.
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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/30 11:31:27 (permalink)
Personally, I like to Nuke them in the Microwave and watch them explode all over the place!
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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/30 11:42:44 (permalink)
Whats up with Roadfood lately?  Ever since Micheal H said its turned into a suck up site, it's whiplashed into a mud slinging fest.
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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/30 12:16:25 (permalink)
I have that effect on people. It's a gift.
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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/30 12:16:40 (permalink)
You are correct, Wartoad-my friend and I threw down the gauntlet, and now its peace.
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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/30 13:14:32 (permalink)
Johnsonville brats are ok in a pinch, but I prefer the local variety when I can get them.  GW sausage company in St. Louis makes an excellent brat; even some of the grocery stores make a better fresh brat than Johnsonville.

That being said, grilling is the way to go; serve them on a lightly toasted bun with spicy brown mustard, some grilled onion, or chopped raw onion, and wash it down with a cold beer.  Repeat as needed.  I find two brats and three beers about the right ratio.  
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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/30 13:30:57 (permalink)
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Thanks Aimee-I lived in Sheboygan for 7 years, and have seen them done both ways.As I said in my post before, there is a divided community on this topic.And I dont just mean on Roafood. I mean in Wisconsin.


You're welcome, Annie. It's like ketchup on a hotdog, a personal preference.
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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/30 13:44:23 (permalink)



You're welcome, Annie. It's like ketchup on a hotdog, a personal preference.


Except that simmering brats before grilling is perfectly acceptable while ketchup on a hot dog is downright wrong


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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/30 13:45:49 (permalink)
John Fox


Except that simmering brats before grilling is perfectly acceptable while ketchup on a hot dog is downright wrong

 



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Re:Johnsonville Beer Brauts 2009/04/30 14:10:35 (permalink)
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Except that simmering brats before grilling is perfectly acceptable while ketchup on a hot dog is downright wrong


Aaaaaaaaaaand there's that gauntlet again.
 

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