Grilled Beer-Brined Brats

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Grilled Beer-Brined Brats


  • Eight (6- to 8-inch) wooden skewers
  • 8 bratwursts, about 4 ounces each
  • 2 (12-ounce) bottles ale or beer
  • 1/4 cup TABASCO® brand Buffalo Style Hot Sauce
  • 2 large onions, cut into 1-inch-thick rounds
  • 8 hot dog buns


Insert skewers into each bratwurst lengthwise, pushing them all the way through. Place the skewered sausages in a large saucepan or Dutch oven and add the ale and TABASCO® Buffalo Style Sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Add the onions and simmer 10 minutes more. Allow sausages to cool in the beer; transfer bratwursts and beer to a resealable plastic bag and refrigerate until ready to use. Heat a grill to medium and grill sausages and onions until desired doneness. Remove skewers and serve on toasted buns topped with grilled onions.

Makes 8 servings.

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  • Name: Hot Head
    Date: October 27th, 2013
    What is the supposed purpose of the skewer? Is it supposed to "wick" the beer inside the Brat? Or just dry out the Brat by letting all the grease out?
  • Name: John C.
    Date: October 25th, 2013
    put brats and kraut in a zip bag with the sauce and refrigerate for 24 hours grill the brats and heat the sauce and krauts in a pan and serve on a crisp roll with hot mustard. WOW!
  • Name: lionel ducote
    Date: October 25th, 2013
    Where will somebody be doing these? I need an invitation to the game hour going to and get in on theses prior?? rsvp I live in so. Ca. so a san diego game would be the the best or only place I could be your guest??