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How do you cook bratwurst on the grill?

How do you cook bratwurst on the gril

How do you cook bratwurst on the grill? It’s not complicated, but apparently there are a lot of searches for this question. So we will try to answer all your bratwurst grilling questions in this post.

Before we get into the meat of how do you cook bratwurst on the grill? (see what I did there?). You should know that we are always referring to Johnsonville Brats in this post. They are one of the best brats available and can be found practically anywhere. Most other brands of bratwurst are similar size and shape so the answers here should apply in most cases.

Should you rinse bratwurst before grilling?

No. The heat from the grill will burn off anything that is on the outside. If it makes you feel better go ahead and do it you aren’t hurting anything.

Should you poke holes in the brat’s before grilling?

No. You will loose a good part of the juices if you do that. You should always use tongs or a spatula to turn them as well.

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Getting Great Grill Marks: What Not To Do

Have trouble getting great grill marks on your meat that the chefs on TV make look so easy to get? They make it look easy and you can get frustrated trying to duplicate them. For years I did not even try I blew them off as a presentation only thing, sometimes I would get them sometimes I wouldn’t, sometimes it would burn to a crisp and even weirder I would get them just right and they would disappear by the time the food was fully cooked.

filet with great grill marks

Over the last couple of years through trial and error I have learned why my grill marks would not turn out consistent. So if you want to get more consistent grill marks here is a list what NOT to do.

To get great grill marks Do Not

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Preparing your Meats for Grilling

While preparing meat for the grill you are faced with several options on how to do it. You may use one of them; none of them or all of them is purely a matter of taste. Different meats respond differently to different techniques. You will have to find what works best for you.

I for one rarely even marinate steak; I will generally use the natural method. However, when it comes to those boneless skinless tasteless chicken breasts. I will use almost every option available I will marinate, rub and inject, anything to get some flavor into those healthy bland pieces of meat, that my wife makes me eat.

Option 1 Natural: This would be to cook it as is straight from the fridge to the grill. Red meat should be allowed to reach room temperature before placing on the grill.

I find this is the best way to cook steaks and burgers. When you are using good meat and meat itself stands alone. When choosing your meats, we always recommend you go to a local meat market as opposed to your local grocery chain. The meat is always fresher. You may pay a few cents more, but as soon as you bite into it, you will know that you got your money’s worth.

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