Video: How to Grill Bratwurst -

Video: How to Grill Bratwurst

Discover the secret to grilling beautifully caramelized brats.

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Bratwurst is the perfect picnic or barbeque sausage. In this video, you’ll learn how to grill bratwurst in two easy steps. We’ll show you the key to getting perfectly caramelized bratwursts—low, slow grilling—because cooking them too quickly causes them to split open. You’ll see where to position your sausages on the grill so they cook evenly and develop that delicious caramelized exterior without burning. You’ll also get suggestions for the best condiments to pile onto your brats.

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Jun. 24, 2014 4:19 pm
I low and slow them first, but I always put them in a pan of beer, onions and bell peppers. I let them stay there while I grill burgers, hot dogs and steaks... then hit them directly only the grill for a minute or two on both sides to carmelize the casings!
al b 
Apr. 28, 2013 7:39 am
It would be best to invite chef John to your BBQ,and have your tongs ready.Really, slow and low with indirect heat!
Jun. 29, 2012 10:57 am
I boil our brats in beer and sliced onion with a touch of garlic, usually end up freezing them after they have cooled, makes for a quick lunch. We grill them which is the best, but can fry them in a skillet if your pressed for time...
Jun. 14, 2012 3:11 pm
I disagree (mildly) with both the video and the other posters. I was always a "boil then grill" guy. Then, after finding a company in Wisconsin that makes sublime brats and looking at their website, they are furvent that the brats be grilled THEN boiled in beer. This was hard for me to wrap my brain around because I had been boiling before grilling for 30 years, but the flavor of the beer and onion boil is that much better when done after the grilling. Plus it keeps the brats plump and bursting with juices.
Jun. 10, 2012 7:06 am
Being half german, I totally agree with indif187: beer will perfect the taste!
May 23, 2012 7:43 pm
This video is way off, you have to gently boil brats in beer (preferably Warsteiner beer from Germany)for 15-20 minutes first. Then you can grill them but off to the side of direct heat for about 10 minutes, then they will be the perfect color and "bite" and the taste is to die for.
Feb. 22, 2012 11:00 am
Totally agree with guy above!
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