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Old 05-25-2009, 10:04 PM   #1
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What type of beer do you recommend for cooking brats? My wife braised a bunch in Boulevard Wheat with some onions, and I don't think it added as much flavor as it did work--and cost. I wonder if a stout would be too much? I welcome suggestions for the next try.

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Old 05-25-2009, 10:17 PM   #2
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in college we use to use High Life. It worked really well but made the apartment smell like an outhouse

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Old 05-25-2009, 10:39 PM   #3
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I usually use Budweiser for my beer brats. The price isn't too bad and it has a nice maltiness. After grilling, I toss the brats in a pot, add enough beer to cover them, a slice onion, and a bunch of fresh ground black pepper, then simmer for a couple hours.

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AFTER GRILLING? huh, I always do my soak and simmer THEN grill.

am I doing this backwards?????

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we did before grilling as well. Makes them nice a juicy

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I always boil my brats before tossing them on grill.

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Boil first always!!!

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Old 05-26-2009, 07:46 AM   #8
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SA boston lager and onions, boil then grill.

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Try boiling/simmering those brats in a porter. I've never boiled and grilled, I always do one or the other, not both... Though I suppose you could always baste them with porter while they were on the grill. Regards, GF.

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Old 05-26-2009, 01:18 PM   #10
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I always use a lighter beer (A Pale or Amber Ale, or any lager that soeone may have left here), soak them for an hour, bring them to a boil, then grill them.

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