Johnsonville Brats

Grilling Johnsonville Brats, or any brat, for that matter, on charcoal is very simple, but a lot of people get it wrong.

I'd like to give you a few tips on grilling Johnsonville brats along with providing you with a selection of brats and keen sausages that you can grill most excellently!


I'll get gas grilling out of the way quite quick when it comes to grilling brats. I love the convenience of gas grilling, but it simply doesn't work when it comes to grilling brats. I own two grills, gas and charcoal. My charcoal grill is used exclusively for brats and hamburgers and that is because with my gas grill, I've never been able to get the heat, aka, the flame, low enough to keep my brats or burgers from going up in a three alarm fire that my excited neighbors confuse with a 911 emergency! The knobs are set in stone; you can only go so low with the flame. In short, as a griller, you have limited control with the gas grill and that causes problems with brats & burgers that have a tasty amount of grease in them. Fat and fire react badly.

This is where the charcoal grill comes in and very nicely! Patience is key here. Let your coals die down and ash over white until you can put your hand about two to three inches over the rack without it burning off. You may look at the coals and be tempted to add more coals or be worried that there's not enough heat. Forget about that! Remember, you're not cooking solid meat here. The is a meat/fat mix with a thin casing and it's delicate, not like grilling a steak.

Since your grill will be covered with the lid, all of the heat you'll need will be in those ashed-over coals. Put your Johnsonville brats on the rack and turn them every ten minutes for a total cook time of 30 minutes. You will end up with plump, tasty, juicy, and most importantly, done brats! Use tongs without the gripping type "pokers" on the inside of the jaws. You don't want to burst the skin of the brat. Keep those juices in! You'll never have to poke with a knife or worry if your brats are done with the coal/30 minute/turn every ten minute method. Let them cook, don't overcook. Nobody likes a dried out brat. It takes patience and practice. You'll become a grilling brat king or queen! You might ask, "Rexy, what the heck do I do while waiting for my coals to die down to the acceptable level you recommend?"

Need I elaborate? :)

How To Create A Johnsonville Brat Hot Tub!

I like to slow grill brats on charcoal to perfection for about 30 minutes but an extra brat "hot tub" with beer, butter and onions placed on a charcoal grill after cooking adds a tasty dimension and one I think you and your guest chow hounds will love.

You'll need a simple Reynolds aluminum container (see below; a "11 & 3/4" X 9 & 1/4" X 2 & 1/2 pan" ), two or three beers of your choice, 2 Tbsp. butter & 1 yellow or white onion.

The pan goes right on the heated grill with the formally leftover grilled brats, beer, butter & onions totally immersed. Any of the "right off the grill brats" not first eaten go right into said bath. It's a great way to maintain extremely great taste, keep the moisture, keep the brats hot and to enjoy a bathed brat with a beer and onion bend!

Four, Five & Six Pack Johnsonville Brats

100% Naturals Original Bratwurst 1 LB

"Per One Grilled Link: 210 Calories, Total Fat 18g, Cholesterol 45mg, Sodium 520mg, Protein 10g"

100% Naturals Mild Italian Sausage 1 LB

"Per One Grilled Link: 210 Calories, Total Fat 18g, Cholesterol 45mg, Sodium 480mg, Protein 10g"

100% Naturals Andouille Smoked Sausage 1 LB

"Per One Link: 270 Calories, Total Fat 24g, Cholesterol 55mg, Sodium 700mg, Protein 11g"

100% Naturals White Cheddar Sausage 1 LB

"Per One Link: 270 Calories, Total Fat 24g, Cholesterol 55mg, Sodium 690mg, Protein 11g"

Fully Cooked Flame Grilled Original Bratwurst 5 Each 14 Oz

"Per One Link: 260 Calories, Total Fat 22g, Cholesterol 45mg, Sodium 580mg, Protein 11g"

Johnsonville Sweet Italian Sausage Links 5 Each 19 Oz

"Per One Grilled Link: 260 Calories, Total Fat 21g, Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 610mg, Protein 14g"

Johnsonville Chorizo Sausage, 5 Each 19 Oz

"Per One Grilled Link: 260 Calories, Total Fat 21g, Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 590mg, Protein 14g"

Johnsonville Brats, Hot & Spicy,5 Each 19 Oz

"Per One Grilled Link: 260 Calories, Total Fat 21g, Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 640mg, Protein 14g"

Johnsonville Buffalo Bleu Bratwurst, Limited 5 Each 1 LB 3 Oz

"Per One Grilled Link: 260 Calories, Total Fat 21g, Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 630mg, Protein 14g"

Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage, Limited 5 Each 1 LB 3 Oz

"Per One Grilled Link: 250 Calories, Total Fat 21g, Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 580mg, Protein 14g"

Green Chile Sausage, Limited 5 Each 1 LB 3 Oz

"Per One Grilled Link: 260 Calories, Total Fat 21g, Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 630mg, Protein 14g"

Johnsonville Beer Bratwurst 1 LB 3 Oz

"Per One Grilled Link: 260 Calories, Total Fat 21g, Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 680mg, Protein 14g"

Original Bratwurst, Five Each 1 LB 3 Oz

"Per One Grilled Link: 260 Calories, Total Fat 21g, Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 680mg, Protein 14g"

Cajun Style Cheddar Sausage 1 LB 3 Oz

"Per One Grilled Link: 260 Calories, Total Fat 22g, Cholesterol 55mg, Sodium 650mg, Protein 12g"

Parmesan Italian Sausage 1 LB 3 Oz

"Per One Grilled Link: 260 Calories, Total Fat 22g, Cholesterol 55mg, Sodium 640mg, Protein 12g"

Pesto Italiano Seasoned Sausage 1 LB 3 Oz

"Per One Grilled Link: 260 Calories, Total Fat 22g, Cholesterol 55mg, Sodium 640mg, Protein 12g"

Smoked Turkey Sausage, Less Fat 6 Each 13.5 Oz

"Per One Link: 110 Calories, Total Fat 6g, Cholesterol 45mg, Sodium 710mg, Protein 10g"

Beddar/Cheddar Smoked Sausage 6 Each 14 Oz

"Per One Link: 200 Calories, Total Fat 17g, Cholesterol 40mg, Sodium 620mg, Protein 8g"

Jalapeno Cheddar Smoked Sausage 6 Each 14 Oz

"Per One Link: 230 Calories, Total Fat 19g, Cholesterol 45mg, Sodium 530mg, Protein 9g"

100 Percent Pork Smoked Bratwurst 6 Each 14 Oz

"Per One Link: 200 Calories, Total Fat 18g, Cholesterol 40mg, Sodium 600mg, Protein 8g"

Twelve Packs

Beer Bratwurst Party Pack 12 Each 2.85 LB

"Per One Grilled Link: 260 Calories, Total Fat 21g, Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 680mg, Protein 14g"

Smoked Bratwurst Party Pack 12 Links 1.75 LB

"Per One Link: 200 Calories, Total Fat 18g, Cholesterol 40mg, Sodium 600mg, Protein 8g"

Mild Italian Sausage Party Pack 12 Links 2.85 LB

"Per One Grilled Link: 260 Calories, Total Fat 21g, Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 570mg, Protein 14g"

Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage 12 Links 2.85 LB

"Per One Link: 230 Calories, Total Fat 19g, Cholesterol 45mg, Sodium 530mg, Protein 9g"

Original Bratwurst Party Pack 12 Each 2.85 LB

"Per One Grilled Link: 260 Calories, Total Fat 21g, Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 680mg, Protein 14g"

Beddar/W Cheddar Party Pack 12 Each 2.85 LB

"Per One Grilled Link: 200 Calories, Total Fat 17g, Cholesterol 40mg, Sodium 620mg, Protein 8g"

Spicy Jalapeno "Comin' In Hot" Mustard

"Per One TSP: 5 Calories, Total Fat 0g, Sodium 50mg, Protein 0g"

Brat 'N Beer "Giddy Up" Horseradish Mustard

"Per One TSP: 5 Calories, Total Fat 0g, Sodium 50mg, Protein 0g"

Fire Roasted Chipotle "Smolderin" Mustard

"Per One TSP: 5 Calories, Total Fat 0g, Sodium 60mg, Protein 0g"

Emeril's "Kicked Up" Horseradish Mustard 12 Oz

"Per 1 Tsp: 5 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 115mg Sodium, 1g Total Carbs, 0g Protein"

Emeril's "NY Deli Style" Mustard 12 Oz

"Per 1 Tsp: 5 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 75mg Sodium, 0g Total Carbs, 0g Protein"

Emeril's "Dijon" Mustard 12 Oz

"Per 1 Tsp: 5 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 135mg Sodium, 0g Total Carbs, 0g Protein"

Claussen Sweet Relish 10 FL Oz

"Per One TBSP: 10 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 90mg Sodium, 3g Sugars, 0g Protein"

Mt. Olive Sweet Relish 16 FL Oz

"Per One TBSP: 15 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 120mg Sodium, 3g Sugars, 0g Protein"

Heinz Jalapeno Tomato Ketchup 14 Oz

"Per One TBSP: 20 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 170mg Sodium, 4g Sugars, 0g Protein"

Heinz Hot And Spicy Ketchup 14 Oz

"Per One TBSP: 20 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 210mg Sodium, 4g Sugars, 0g Protein"

Heinz Tomato Ketchup 14 Oz

"Per One TBSP: 20 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 180mg Sodium, 4g Sugars, 0g Protein"

Heinz Sriracha Ketchup 14 Oz

"Per One TBSP: 20 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 170mg Sodium, 4g Sugars, 0g Protein"

Tailgaters XL Brat Buns, 6 Each

"Per One Bun: 210 Calories, 2.5g Total Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 410mg Sodium, 40g Total Carbs"

Reynolds Heavy Duty Pans With Lids

Three "11 & 3/4" X 9 & 1/4" X 2 & 1/2" Aluminum Pans With Lids



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