Brat Challenge 2010

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JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
2010/07/17 10:14:46
Ready to do it again?
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/17 10:33:32
What's on the menu???
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/17 10:38:33
BYOB.

No pies.

Am I being cryptic enough?

BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/17 14:25:30
Labor Day Sunday?  And I assume the second "B" in "BYOB" doesn't stand for "Booze" (although I suppose it could be that, too).

Really?  No pies at all?

Buddy


Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/17 16:15:13
BuddyRoadhouse

And I assume the second "B" in "BYOB" doesn't stand for "Booze" (although I suppose it could be that, too).


Borscht.

How strange...I already had Labor Day Sunday marked on my calendar!

Brad
quijote
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/17 17:07:55

Will there be a Brat throwdown like last year? Maybe some saguaro-roadrunner Brats to shake things up a bit? Do they even have Brats in Arizona?
X1
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/17 17:36:32
Woohoo! 

JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/17 19:07:58
No organized bracket or restrictions on brat varieties this year.  Bring enough of your favorite brats to feed your party, then trade with others to pick your own best.  That's the BYOB

Pecan Passion.



Walnut Fig Tart with Ancho Chiles and Lemon Bars.



Brownies and Over the Top Caramel Candy Bars.



Summer Berry Crumble Bars and Chocolate Raspberry Bars.



We don't need no stinking pie ...
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/17 19:16:04
Hmm. When Buddy shows up here I'll try to remember to give him a few pounds of brats from the Bratwurst Capital of the World, Bucyrus, Ohio, to bring to your challenge.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/17 19:24:56
I'm counting on that Michael.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/17 19:34:46
Buddy & Brad,

Thanks for scheduling this for me. 

jrp
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/17 19:56:21
JRPfeff

I'm counting on that Michael.


I'll head up to Bucyrus next week and buy a few pounds for the freezer.
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/18 02:42:53
I will do my part and bring home the bac...er, brats.  Michael, I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a bratwurst today.  That is to say, I will happily pay you for a couple of pounds of Bucyrus Brats when I see you in August.  Firm dates still pending, but sometime in that last week leading up to Labor Day.

And yeah, if you've got those Caramel Candy Bars and the Chocolate Raspberry Bars, I guess we don't need any pie...

Buddy
X1
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/18 08:09:07
Wow...just realized that that's gonna be a very short week for me...Labor Day on Monday, then I leave for a quick trip down to NOLA on Wed. 
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/18 08:37:31
JRPfeff
We don't need no stinking pie ...
Is this to prevent anyone from Pittsburgh showing up?  I sure do wish I could be there, but already have plans to be in the South.  Have a great time and I look forward to the report! 

JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/18 09:38:06
buffetbuster

JRPfeff
We don't need no stinking pie ...
Is this to prevent anyone from Pittsburgh showing up?  I sure do wish I could be there, but already have plans to be in the South.  Have a great time and I look forward to the report! 


bb - To ensure special guests are present, we will make pies upon request.

CTD - What kind of pie do you want?

jrp
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/18 10:26:14
JRPfeff

Bring enough of your favorite brats to feed your party, then trade with others to pick your own best.


I'll bring enough precooked Ballpark brats for everyone.

Brad
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/18 10:38:06
Hillshire anyone?
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/18 10:41:16
Careful, we were mocking ALDI before last year's taste-off.
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/18 11:13:28
JRPfeff

buffetbuster

JRPfeff
We don't need no stinking pie ...
Is this to prevent anyone from Pittsburgh showing up?  I sure do wish I could be there, but already have plans to be in the South.  Have a great time and I look forward to the report! 


bb - To ensure special guests are present, we will make pies upon request.

CTD - What kind of pie do you want?

jrp

 
Perhaps I should split a Pig's Brain Pie with Carolina Bob...I understand it is one of his favorites! 

Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/18 12:14:32
No need to pay, Buddy. I'm happy to contribute to a gathering of Roadfooders.
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/18 14:22:47
Thank you Michael!  Keep them frozen until we meet up.  I'll have a cooler and some ice packs ready to go.

JRP-If you're serious about that pie on request thing, I had an inspiration about a week ago for a new pie-Bananas Foster Pie!  The traditional recipe, seen here, calls for sliced bananas flambeed in butter, brown sugar, banana liqueur, dark rum, and cinnamon.  The resulting product is then spooned over vanilla ice cream.  Not sure how that would translate into a pie, but if anyone can figure it out, it is The Pie Diva herself.  If this is not possible for Brat Fest, maybe for next summer's Smoke Day.

Buddy
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/18 14:42:18
Buddy,

Unfortunately, Bananas Anything Pie is likely to attract a certain unsavory element to the party, if you get my drift.  We'll keep this on the DL and I'll make your pitch to the Pie Diva.  With this and the Pig's Brain, we are starting to get quite a list of non-pie pies for the menu.

jrp
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/18 18:02:48
JRPfeff

Buddy,

Unfortunately, Bananas Anything Pie is likely to attract a certain unsavory element to the party, if you get my drift...


Unwashed biker monkeys riding Japanese motorcycles instead of good, upstanding, Wisconsin made Harleys?

Um, I'm not sure I do get get your drift JRP.  I have been told by my wife, who pays attention to such things, that bananas are not especially favored by The Pie Diva, but I don't quite follow how that relates to the "unsavory element".  Is the unsavory element The Pie Diva herself?  Does the presence of bananas change her usual endearing self into some kind of vicious Mr. Hyde persona?

If that is the case, then I certainly don't want to contribute to that disintegration of character; I can get my bananas, Foster and otherwise, elsewhere.  I prefer The Pie Diva in her natural, pleasant state, undisturbed by yellow tropical (and possibly tarantula bearing) fruit.

A variety of bars, chocolate, berry, lemon, what have you, will suffice nicely, thank you.

Buddy
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/18 18:26:32
Steelers fans.   It was meant as a jab at Cliff.  Missed wide left.  Damn Heinz Field curse.
post edited by JRPfeff - 2010/07/18 18:27:53
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/18 20:27:11
Cliff is an unwashed biker monkey?  It never ceases to amaze me how much you learn about your fellow Roadfooders when you follow these threads on a regular basis.

Now that I know, Cliff, next time I'm in Pittsburgh I will be sure bring plenty of bananas.

Buddy
carolina bob
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/18 20:50:36
Make that 'naner puddin'.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/19 02:01:57
BuddyRoadhouse
Cliff is an unwashed biker monkey? 
ehhh, I've been called worse. 

BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/19 02:10:02
A genuine LOL!

Looking forward to seeing you at Carolina Bob's NW Indiana Tour on the 31st!  I'll bring a bunch of bananas and a bag of Monkey Chow
TM.

Buddy
post edited by BuddyRoadhouse - 2010/07/19 02:11:16
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/21 23:04:30


Hmmmm, a '60's theme or luau?  Any good jello salad recipes out there?


Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/22 10:00:35
I'm heading to Bucyrus this afternoon to pick up the winning brats for delivery to Buddy when he's here.

I might even stop at G&R Tavern in Waldo for a fried bologna sandwich on the way.
 
UPDATE
 
Three pounds of bratwurst from Carle's in Bucyrus, Ohio are now resting comfortbly in my freezer. One pound stays here.
post edited by Michael Hoffman - 2010/07/22 15:43:47
irisarbor
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/22 10:04:09
Jello SALAD?
Whatever happened to those jello shots?
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/22 10:33:53
JRPfeff

Any good jello salad recipes out there?


Why stop at salad?  I think you can find a myriad of ideas right here.
 
Brad
abe_froeman
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/22 12:20:06
Yes, jello shots!

60's luau sounds awesome...maybe I'll make something from Charles Phoenix's website!
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/22 17:26:25
A new product from Vienna Beef? 



Last year was the Big Wally, is this the Big Buddy?

Nope, an offering from a 1960's outdoors cookbook, the Paul Bunyan Frank.  Bon App├ętit.


JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/22 17:36:23
Michael Hoffman

I'm heading to Bucyrus this afternoon to pick up the winning brats for delivery to Buddy when he's here.

I might even stop at G&R Tavern in Waldo for a fried bologna sandwich on the way.
 
UPDATE
 
Three pounds of bratwurst from Carle's in Bucyrus, Ohio are now resting comfortbly in my freezer. One pound stays here.


Buddy Roadhouse - If it's not too much trouble to stop in Hudson, a visit to RJ's Meats would be appreciated.  One pound of their Grand Champion Brats for me.  One pound of their Grand Champion Brats for Michael.  I'll reimburse you next time we cross paths.

Jim
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/23 00:00:38
Jim,

Only problem is, I'll be passing through Hudson after 7:30-8:0pm on Sunday night.  I'm guessing RJ's will be long closed by the time we get there.

In fact, I'm still not sure how we'll keep those Bucyrus brats cold all the way back to Chicago.  Don't worry, we'll figure it out once I get the specifics for that trip from my Ohio distributor.

Buddy
post edited by BuddyRoadhouse - 2010/07/23 00:01:44
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/23 08:18:43
Buddy,

I said "if it's not too much trouble."  Sounds like it is.  No worry, there are numerous other excellent brats available that I can buy.

Jim
irisarbor
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/23 12:11:02
I will stop by Schmeissers here in Niles- they have a variety of delicious and creative sausages that I will be happy to contribute.
I'll see what looks inspiring.
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/29 02:21:59
The cherry berry pie is phenomenal, as was the peach butterscotch. That one with the sugar baked into the crust before she puts the filling in is TO DIE FOR.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/29 03:04:30
quijote

Will there be a Brat throwdown like last year? Maybe some saguaro-roadrunner Brats to shake things up a bit? Do they even have Brats in Arizona?

 
Of course we have Brats in AZ!! We make Chizoro Brats, Javalina Brats, Machaca Brats and Rattlesnake Brats! We also have some meat markets that make their own  that are Midwestern Style Brats
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/29 03:11:26
Miesfeld's has mushroom swiss. Would anyone besides me eat one?
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/29 03:19:00
JRPfeff

No pies.



THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING KOPP'S WE'RE ALL OUT OF CUSTARD, HOW MAY WE DISAPPOINT YOU?

WELCOME TO JAKE'S, WE ARE ALL OUT OF CORNED BEEF, HOW CAN WE ASSIST YOU?


THANK YOU FOR STOPPING AT DAIRY QUEEN, HOME OF THE BLIZZARD. WE ARE ALL OUT OF BLIZZARDS TODAY.

WELCOME TO THE WIENER AND STILL CHAMPION, IT IS WIENER WEDNESDAY & WE ARE ALL OUT OF WIENERS, HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?


Pie Diva
Hamburger
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/29 03:28:00
Just because there aren't going to be pies, doesn't mean I am not making anything. I can make things other than pies, you know.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/29 03:35:58
Pie Diva

Just because there aren't going to be pies, doesn't mean I am not making anything. I can make things other than pies, you know.


Now you've done it. You've challenged the Pie Diva's Culinary Pride. The result should be something Extraordinary coming from the Diva's kitchen! 
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/29 03:38:38
Pie Diva

Just because there aren't going to be pies, doesn't mean I am not making anything. I can make things other than pies, you know.


Yes, yes, I know. It's just that your name is...Pie Diva.

Remember those chocolate ganache things you made for the Big Pig Gig? And you froze them? ZOMG those were killer.

Hmmmmm. I may bring asparagus wrapped with proscuitto. Those can go on the grill?
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/29 03:42:08
Foodbme

Pie Diva

Just because there aren't going to be pies, doesn't mean I am not making anything. I can make things other than pies, you know.


Now you've done it. You've challenged the Pie Diva's Culinary Pride. The result should be something Extraordinary coming from the Diva's kitchen! 


She's not just the Pie Diva, she is the Dessert Maven. Tarts, homemade caramels, fudge, oh you have no idea. Things that would be good on their own, she tweaks until they're so good people remember them 3 years later.
irisarbor
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/29 14:28:39
Didn't she like win a contest with chocolate bacon baklava or something?
That was not pie....

and there's always cobbler...
Gyp
Cheeseburger
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/30 10:21:06
JRPfeff
Hudson, a visit to RJ's Meats 

Jim, my mom is moving up to River Falls in a couple weeks and I might be up that way sometime in August. I'll let you know
chuck
ALLGOOD
Cheeseburger
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/30 11:18:15
Anybody interested in some of the HOTTEST, SPICIEST, Hungarian brats that exist?  My husband had a deer processed and made into mostly hungarian brats.  We get them every year and they are spicy, but not unedible....until this year.  One bite and you can't stand it.  My husband is someone who orders everything at any restaurant "as spicy as you can possibly make it" and doesn't flinch.  He can't even handle these gut bombs.  Anybody game for this?  I can send on dry ice......
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/30 11:26:43
ALLGOOD

Anybody interested in some of the HOTTEST, SPICIEST, Hungarian brats that exist?  My husband had a deer processed and made into mostly hungarian brats.  We get them every year and they are spicy, but not unedible....until this year.  One bite and you can't stand it.  My husband is someone who orders everything at any restaurant "as spicy as you can possibly make it" and doesn't flinch.  He can't even handle these gut bombs.  Anybody game for this?  I can send on dry ice......


Who made them?
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/30 11:46:42
ALLGOOD

Anybody interested in some of the HOTTEST, SPICIEST, Hungarian brats that exist?  My husband had a deer processed and made into mostly hungarian brats.  We get them every year and they are spicy, but not unedible....until this year.  One bite and you can't stand it.  My husband is someone who orders everything at any restaurant "as spicy as you can possibly make it" and doesn't flinch.  He can't even handle these gut bombs.  Anybody game for this?  I can send on dry ice......


You're in the Falls, why not stop by? I bet if JRPfeff grills them, then cuts them into slices on toothpicks, people would eat them.
 
I can bring the toothpicks!!!
 
 
 
iris, how dare I forget about the bacon baklava? HOW DARE I???!?!?!?
ALLGOOD
Cheeseburger
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/30 11:51:34
MilwFoodlovers

ALLGOOD

Anybody interested in some of the HOTTEST, SPICIEST, Hungarian brats that exist?  My husband had a deer processed and made into mostly hungarian brats.  We get them every year and they are spicy, but not unedible....until this year.  One bite and you can't stand it.  My husband is someone who orders everything at any restaurant "as spicy as you can possibly make it" and doesn't flinch.  He can't even handle these gut bombs.  Anybody game for this?  I can send on dry ice......


Who made them?


They were made by Detjen's Meats in Watertown, WI.  They have excellent sausage, but this batch appears to have been somewhat of a mistake from the amount of HOT seasoning in it. 

ALLGOOD
Cheeseburger
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/30 11:54:44
stricken_detective

ALLGOOD

Anybody interested in some of the HOTTEST, SPICIEST, Hungarian brats that exist?  My husband had a deer processed and made into mostly hungarian brats.  We get them every year and they are spicy, but not unedible....until this year.  One bite and you can't stand it.  My husband is someone who orders everything at any restaurant "as spicy as you can possibly make it" and doesn't flinch.  He can't even handle these gut bombs.  Anybody game for this?  I can send on dry ice......


You're in the Falls, why not stop by? I bet if JRPfeff grills them, then cuts them into slices on toothpicks, people would eat them.
 
I can bring the toothpicks!!!
 
 
 
iris, how dare I forget about the bacon baklava? HOW DARE I???!?!?!?


These things are so hot, I'm afraid to even put them in my vehicle.  You may want to search the web for toothpicks made of Kryptonite.  I swear these things took the finish off my silverware. 
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/30 12:04:17
ALLGOOD

stricken_detective

ALLGOOD

Anybody interested in some of the HOTTEST, SPICIEST, Hungarian brats that exist?  My husband had a deer processed and made into mostly hungarian brats.  We get them every year and they are spicy, but not unedible....until this year.  One bite and you can't stand it.  My husband is someone who orders everything at any restaurant "as spicy as you can possibly make it" and doesn't flinch.  He can't even handle these gut bombs.  Anybody game for this?  I can send on dry ice......


You're in the Falls, why not stop by? I bet if JRPfeff grills them, then cuts them into slices on toothpicks, people would eat them.
 
I can bring the toothpicks!!!
 
 
 
iris, how dare I forget about the bacon baklava? HOW DARE I???!?!?!?


These things are so hot, I'm afraid to even put them in my vehicle.  You may want to search the web for toothpicks made of Kryptonite.  I swear these things took the finish off my silverware. 


MFL loves hot things, I bet he can eat at least half of one.
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/30 16:23:10
stricken, I've never found anything too hot however it still has to taste good.
That leaves Dave's Insanity out of my diet. I make my own Scotch Bonnet/Habanero hot sauce that I eat almost daily but it is delicious. If those brats are hot but bitter or unbalanced in taste, I'll leave them for the Man vs Food dude. I'm not willing to brave a sore afterburn the next day unless I like the taste, ya know.
ALLGOOD
Cheeseburger
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/30 16:29:46
MilwFoodlovers

stricken, I've never found anything too hot however it still has to taste good.
That leaves Dave's Insanity out of my diet. I make my own Scotch Bonnet/Habanero hot sauce that I eat almost daily but it is delicious. If those brats are hot but bitter or unbalanced in taste, I'll leave them for the Man vs Food dude. I'm not willing to brave a sore afterburn the next day unless I like the taste, ya know.


Looks like I'll be calling in Adam Richman.  The brats are a little heavy on paprika as well as plain old hotness. 
 
Anybody got his number?
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/07/31 19:06:11
stricken_detective

Miesfeld's has mushroom swiss. Would anyone besides me eat one?



I'll trade you straight up a plain brat from Roscoe's Country Sausage in Phillips.

Brad
abe_froeman
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/08/01 12:34:06
stricken_detective

Miesfeld's has mushroom swiss. Would anyone besides me eat one?




They still have meat in them, right?  They're not one of those Commie vegetarian brats, are they? 
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Brat Challenge 2010 2010/08/02 01:14:45
abe_froeman

stricken_detective

Miesfeld's has mushroom swiss. Would anyone besides me eat one?




They still have meat in them, right?  They're not one of those Commie vegetarian brats, are they? 


Just for that I may sneak in a Boca brat & see if anyone notices...
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