I’m going to share a Wisconsin tailgate staple with you: brats! Brats are a hit at any Wisconsin party, get together, dinner, and even a Packers tailgate! We typically soak them in beer, boil it, then toss them on the grill but when I started using the pellet grill for my brats, it just took them to another level! This recipe is extremely simple but it hits the spot and pairs well with a cold beer.
- Six brats
- 48 ounces of your favorite domestic beer
- If using an IPA, you’ll notice more IPA flavor in the brat
- Four cups of water
- One yellow onion
- If you have red onion, that’ll work, too
Again, this is a very simple recipe that produces amazing results. Bring this to your next tailgate party!
- Begin by combining and boiling your beer and water
- Once boiling, add your chopped onion
- Then add your brats
- Preheat your smoker to HIGH (450) while doing this
- Use a smoke tube if you’d like since we are running at a high temp
- Let them boil until grey (about 15 minutes)
- Then turn off heat
- If your pellet grill has slide and sear, get that prepped
- Place brats on grill and now we want to give them a beautiful charred crust
- Let them grill in the flames/high heat turning every five minutes or so
- Remove once all sides of the brat have a gorgeous reddish-black color to them
- Place in a bun, add your favorite condiments, and enjoy!