Dan, I too use the Penzey's Bratwurst Seasoning. The pkg states it is a Milwaukee type brat and the ingredients are: White Pepper, Yellow Mustard, Nutmeg and White Onion. Having said that the first time I made them per the pkg instructions and only 4 lbs (3 lbs ground pork butt and 1 lb ground veal). Tasted ok but not what I was looking for, next time I made 4 lbs I upped the seasonings.
Penzey's Modified Brats
4 lbs of meat (3 lbs Ground Pork and 1 lb Ground Veal)
From 1 TBSP per lb to 1 TBSP + 1 tsp per lb
added the following ingredients:
2 tsp Cracked Black Pepper
1/4 tsp Marjoram
1 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
2 tsp Ground Sage
1 1/4 tsp Rosemary
1 tsp Paprika
1/8 tsp Mace
1/8 tsp Cayenne or 1/2 TBSP Crushed Red Pepper Flakes - this is a matter of personal taste and is definitely optional!
1/4 cup + 1/16 cup Good Beer
Hi Alesia - are your additional ingredients for the entire 4 lbs or is that per lb?
Also, is your LEM #8 the electric grinder? How do you like it?