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How to Grill Bratwurst On a Gas Grill

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Do You Love Grilling Meat?

Grilling meat is an art that takes time to master. Here are some basic recommendations and recipes to get you started. If you follow these simple steps, you will be well on your way to becoming renowned in your household as the bratwurst master.

  • It is not suggested to prick the Sausage Casing.
  • Although it may appear to be a brilliant idea, pricking the brat casing results in dry, overcooked meat. Allow the fluids within to mix.
  • On medium heat, grill for 18 to 25 minutes.
  • Grilling uncooked bratwursts over medium heat on the grill is the perfect temperature. They are done when there is no pinker in the center of the sausage or when the thermometer reaches 160 degrees.
  • Do not Buy Cheap Brats
  • Purchasing inferior brats is equivalent to eating a tootsie roll and calling it chocolate. It’s just not the same. The Butcher Shop exclusively sells the best brats for you and your guests. If it is locally made and full of spicy flavors, your taste buds will thank you for the extra few bucks spent.
  • Purchase Pre-Cooked Bratwursts at Your Own Risk
  • Although it may be tempting to minimize the grilling time, pre-cooked bratwursts will never have the same rich flavor as freshly grilled uncooked bratwursts. Most will also have a false smoky flavor, which is demeaning to the art of grilling.
  • Brush the grill with oil.
  • By oiling the grill, you can keep the brats from sticking to the grates. If you use too much, you’ll get unwelcome billows of smoke. Canola, peanut, or sunflower oil with a high smoke point should be utilized.
  • Bratwurst braised in beer
  • After grilling the bratwurst on the grill, one approach for guaranteeing a nice and juicy bratwurst is to stew it in lager. Follow the steps below to produce the perfect drunken brat.

How To Grill Bratwurst On A Gas Grill

Ingredients Required

Grilled bratwurst sausages are flavorful and easy to prepare. This recipe relies just on one ingredient: bratwurst! You may serve them on buns with mustard and sauerkraut as I did, or any other manner you choose.

  • Bratwurst Sausages – You may use fresh or thawed, frozen brats for this wonderful supper. Thawing should be done safely in the refrigerator or under cold running water.
  • Bratwurst Buns – If you’re going to utilize these, make sure they’re hearty sausage buns! They will be able to handle the juicy sausage and all of the delicious toppings.
  • German Mustard – If you are looking for a typical flavor, mustard is the way to go! We like pungent German mustard, but you may use anything you like.
  • Sauerkraut – Another essential for that traditional, delectable taste. Sauerkraut can be difficult to find in certain places; look for it in the international aisle, the pickled/preserved vegetable section, or ask a grocery employee for assistance.
  • Beer – To increase the flavor and juiciness of your brats, simmer them in a fine German beer like Carlsberg, Beck’s, St. Pauli Girl, or your own favorite!

Grilled Brats

Directions to Follow

Step 1-Fire up the grill. Heat your charcoal, gas, or pellet grill from 300 degrees Fahrenheit (149°C) to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176°C). This lower temperature will keep the brats from bursting, so make the necessary adjustments.

Step 2-Grilled bratwurst Grill 6 brats for about 20 minutes per side. To produce a lovely caramelization, turn the sausage regularly.

Step 3-Rotate the brats to a cooler or hotter portion of the grill as needed to avoid burning or undercooking. The brats should have attained a temperature of at least 160°F (71°C) before being removed from the grill.

Step 4-Have fun while serving! Serve the brats on buns with 1 tablespoon excellent German mustard and 1 tablespoon sauerkraut for each sausage.

Grilled Beer Brats

Step 1-Fire up the grill. Heat your grill to a temperature of 300 degrees Fahrenheit (149°C) to 350°F (176°C) using the same techniques as previously.

Step 2-Brats should be cooked slowly. Pour 12 to 24 ounces of German beer into a covered pan while your grill is heating up.

Step 3-Bring 6 brats to a low boil or simmer over low to medium-low heat. Cook the brats in the lager for about 15 minutes, or until they reach the USDA’s suggested temperature of 160°F (71°C).

Step 4-The brats should be cooked on the grill. Grill the sausages for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown and caramelized. Make sure to rotate or shift them regularly, since they can quickly burn if exposed to direct heat for an extended period of time.

Step 5-Have fun while serving! Remove the brats from the grill. Serve with at least 1 tablespoon of quality German mustard on buns.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: How can we refrigerate the leftover brats?

Ans: Make sure these delicious brats are completely cooled to room temperature first. Store the brats in a shallow, air-tight container, or wrap tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap for up to 3-4 days. These leftovers won’t last too long, so eat them up!

 Q2: How can we defrost frozen brats?

Ans: Meal prepping? Make sure the brats are completely cooled to room temperature, then you can store these in an airtight container, preferably wrapped with cling film to prevent freezer burn. They will keep 1-2 months.

If thawing out frozen, pre-cooked brats, the best way to defrost them safely is to do so in your refrigerator until it is completely thawed. If time is a concern, you can submerge your airtight container in cold tap water, changing the water every 30 minutes until it is completely defrosted.

Q3: How can we reheat the already cooked brats?

Ans: These sausages are best reheated in the oven! Preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C) then place the sausages on a foil-lined dish or baking sheet. Let your brats reheat for 10-15 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (73°C).

To Wrap it All Up

You will have wonderful, juicy brats on your table in no time if you follow these simple instructions! I also have directions for making beer brats, which are just as quick and easy.