YettiBBQ’s Smoked Beer Brats
Our dude Ben a.k.a. YettiBBQ is from Wisconsin & he loves beer & brats. He recently posted a simple recipe for beer brats and we took it for a test drive, but we added our Hook’s Rub Mad Cow and Fresh Catch rubs into the mix! We smoked it all on the Recteq RT-1250 just like Ben!
And the results were PHENOMENAL! This brat was juicy, bursting with flavor and super filling! How have we never made these before? Try this recipe and let us know want you think!
- 6x Bratwurst (uncooked)
- 1-2 cans of your favorite beer
- 1 Stick of unsalted butter
- 1 Large onion
- 1-2 bell peppers
- 6 Hoagie rolls or hot dog buns
- Yellow or Spicy Mustard
- Sauerkraut (optional)
- Sharp Knife
- Smoker similar to the Recteq
set to 225 degrees or oven if you don’t have a smoker
- Cutting Board
- Half Size Aluminum Pan
1. Set the smoker to 225 degrees, light up charcoal and set it up in an indirect heat method with oak, hickory or pecan wood or turn on your oven to 225 degrees F.
2. Place brats on the grill or in the oven on an oven safe pan. Smoke for 30 minutes at 225 degrees.
PRO TIP: If you’re using charcoal, you’ll want to place the brats on the grill away from hottest side to start to have them slowly come up to temperature before bathing them in the beer, butter and onions.
3. Slice the onions and bell peppers to your desired thinness and half the butter longways.
4. Add the ingredients to the empty aluminum pan then shake in 2-4 tbsp. of Mad Cow and 2-4 tbsp. of Fresh Catch along with the beer.
5. Turn up the heat to 325 degrees and let the brats cook for 25 minutes.
6. Crank up the heat to 425 degrees and place the pan on the smoker then add the brats. Smoke this mixture for 20 minutes uncovered. *Note: If using the indirect charcoal method put the pan on the grill right over the hot coals for this step.
7. Remove the brats to the grill grates and grill them for 3 minutes each side until they are bubbly!
8. Remove the brats into the pan and take it all off the grill.
9. Grab your hoagie roll or hot dog bun and serve with onions, peppers, mustard (the spicier the better) and shredded cheese. You can also enjoy this meal with sauerkraut.