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Wisconsin-Style Bratwurst
« on: July 12, 2014, 06:34:00 PM »
I used this recipe.

I trimmed and ground 10 lbs of pork and fat then broke it into three portions for three different recipes.  Though this entry focuses on the Brats I also made a cpl lbs of Breakfast Sausage for tomorrow AM's breakfast and 2.5 lbs of Polish Sausage from the book Great Sausage Recipes and Meat Curing by Rytek Kutas for a snack on the water tomorrow.





I had a little bit of help for this cook.











Poached in Homebrew Brown Ale and Vidalia onions for 20 minutes.



Grilled with a little Pecan smoke.



Served with ground mustard, sauerkraut, and roasted corn on the cob.



Thanks for lookin at my cookin.  It was an awesome meal and most of all… it was fun!
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Re: Wisconsin-Style Bratwurst
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2014, 06:37:54 PM »
Beautiful work - you're making me hungry !
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Re: Wisconsin-Style Bratwurst
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2014, 08:06:31 PM »
YUM!

What was the recipe for the brats? I've been having a hard time getting the spices right.

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Re: Wisconsin-Style Bratwurst
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2014, 08:12:38 PM »
I can tell you are proud of your sausage.  ;)

Those look to be tasty.
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Wisconsin-Style Bratwurst
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2014, 04:19:33 AM »
YUM!

What was the recipe for the brats? I've been having a hard time getting the spices right.

http://thepauperedchef.com/2009/06/homemade-Wisconsin-style-bratwurst.html.

They were very good but it was missing something. SWMBO and I tasted them, look at each other, said the same thing but couldn't put our finger on it. Maybe Mace, or Allspice. Not sure. Very good but not perfect... Yet.


I can tell you are proud of your sausage.  ;)

Those look to be tasty.

Nothin better with a Homebrew but good cookin.


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Re: Wisconsin-Style Bratwurst
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2014, 05:32:53 AM »
Those look & sound absolutely delicious! The brats I find at local supermarkets here in Wisconsin tend to have better flavor than the big brands. Although Johnsonville brats are good for a big name brand. Making your own sausage / brats is that way of tweaking it the way you like it. hmmm, just like homebrewing. :)

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Re: Wisconsin-Style Bratwurst
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2014, 08:10:00 AM »
Now that there is as good as it gets!  I take it that is your son working with you?  Those are priceless times!

Awesome work BrewBama!
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Re: Wisconsin-Style Bratwurst
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2014, 10:51:06 AM »
Thank you for the link!

Both of my parents were from Sheboygan, so brats have been a part of my family life forever. My father tried for years to get a brat recipe right, and the last I heard, the secret ingredient was sage. Unfortunately, I never got the amount from him. Last batch I made, I put 1 tsp in 8 pounds, but it was still missing something. I hope your recipe will get me closer.

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Re: Wisconsin-Style Bratwurst
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2014, 04:24:01 PM »

Now that there is as good as it gets!  I take it that is your son working with you?  Those are priceless times!

Awesome work BrewBama!

Thanks!  Zach is my Grandson. He's a good helper. At least that's what he tells everyone. LOL


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Re: Wisconsin-Style Bratwurst
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2014, 01:29:56 PM »
Looking for a good brat recipe. Looks like I may have found it. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Wisconsin-Style Bratwurst
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2014, 02:39:54 PM »
YUM!

What was the recipe for the brats? I've been having a hard time getting the spices right.

http://thepauperedchef.com/2009/06/homemade-Wisconsin-style-bratwurst.html.

They were very good but it was missing something. SWMBO and I tasted them, look at each other, said the same thing but couldn't put our finger on it. Maybe Mace, or Allspice. Not sure. Very good but not perfect... Yet.

FWIW, I have found that when making sausage following a recipe, especially Rytek Kutas's recipes, about doubling up on the spice amounts specified in the recipe gets me where I want to go.

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Re: Wisconsin-Style Bratwurst
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2014, 06:27:25 PM »

YUM!

What was the recipe for the brats? I've been having a hard time getting the spices right.

http://thepauperedchef.com/2009/06/homemade-Wisconsin-style-bratwurst.html.

They were very good but it was missing something. SWMBO and I tasted them, look at each other, said the same thing but couldn't put our finger on it. Maybe Mace, or Allspice. Not sure. Very good but not perfect... Yet.

FWIW, I have found that when making sausage following a recipe, especially Rytek Kutas's recipes, about doubling up on the spice amounts specified in the recipe gets me where I want to go.

Thanks!  I'll try that!


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