My First Bratwurst

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by texas ray, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. texas ray

    texas ray Smoke Blower

    I bought this at Schnucks at .99 cents a pound.



    Trimmed off fat-cap.


    Rinsed meat.


    My setup for meat grinding.


    The new Waring Grinder works great!


    Weighing meat - It to 6 lbs.


    For this first try I used a commercial kit bought a Bass Pro & hand mixed into meat.


    Stuffer set-up.


    Fried two patties to taste.  It was really good!


    Here a some of the Bratwurst.  Put in freezer bags and in the freezer.

     
  2. Looks GREAT! .99 a pound. good buy.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great!!! We have that same tupperware bowl and use it for ground meat too [​IMG] Wish we would get $.99 butts out here. Cheapest I ever see them is $1.29!!!
     
  4. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    dirt...Me too!  Sometimes...rare tho....$1.29 a pound....mostly the cheapest is $1.59 a pound.

    Brats look great!  I have to get off my rear and do more that just Pops Breakfast sausage...plus need more of that too.

    Kat
     
  5. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice looking brats Ray........................[​IMG]    Dont throw the fat cap away....Vacuum seal it, freeze it and save it for later use

    Joe
     
  6. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job on your brats, they look great!
     
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Tasty looking sausage!

    Disco
     
  8. texas ray

    texas ray Smoke Blower

    Joe - Too late this time, but will save it in the future.  Thanks for all the comments on this thread.
     
  9. Those look great. Schnucks! Reminds me of back home in St. Louis!
     
  10. Looks mighty fine.  I always save any fat trimmings to add to my venison .
     
  11. Looks great! 
     
  12. texas ray

    texas ray Smoke Blower

    That's where we are - visiting our daughter and son-in-law in St. Peters. Thanks for the comment.
     
  13. texas ray

    texas ray Smoke Blower

    These Bratwurst are great - better than what I buy in the store.  Thanks for commenting.
     
  14. jsdspif

    jsdspif Meat Mopper

    They do look great . Here's my problems with store bought lately . I had some a couple nights ago and they just didn't taste right to the point I couldn't eat them . The same thing happened a couple months ago with a brand new to my local grocery store . I've also tried some from a local smokehouse . Those were way too salty , again to the point I couldn't eat the 2 I had grilled . I tried the other 2 by boiling them and they were still quite salty . I called those folks and asked if anyone else had complained how salty they were and they answered no , people just tell us how great they are . I know the place seems to be popular . The prices are pretty high . The one day I was there the guy in front of me bought $178 of stuff .

        I've been thinking about giving it a try , my friends mom lives right down the street and I have already asked if I could borrow her grinder . She also grinds pork for her tamales , so I know it would work , but as far as store bought I think I'm giving up on brats .
     

  15. Nice looking brats!  [​IMG]   Now there's no turning back to store bought  [​IMG]
     
  16. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    very nice - looks great
     
  17. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Look great & coming into Brat season. Great deal on the pork...finally just saw a Safeway ad....butts in the bag for 99 a pound.so heading to score some and will be making some Brats & such myself.....Willie. And congrats on making the banner...
     
  18. I would like to find some butts for that price.  I picked up a couple of pounds of trimings and chunks today, they were still $2.17 a pound.  Going to use them to make to some breakfast sausage this weekend.  Those are some good looking brats, wish my wife liked them, I love them.
     
  19. Something I always wanted to try doing..... Put it on the list. They look great!
     
  20. looks great...been wanting to try my hand at sausage making for a while now. maybe after we move into the new house the better half will let me pull the trigger on a setup from northern tool. maybe. haha. she does owe me a bday present..lol.
     

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