Been lurking for quite awhile and decided time to post. Been Qin' and smoking for a few years, mostly weekend beer parties . Currently I own a Big Block and a MES 30 smoker, Weber kettle, Med Big Green Egg, and a Kenmore gas grill.
While I'm here, I have a question about making brats. The last couple batches didn't come out well enough for me to feel like I wanted to share with friends. Kinda dryish. I'm trying again today using ShooterRicks Attitude Brats recipe. Don't have any soy concentrate. I'm using an 8lb grocery store bought pork butt. My question is how much fat should I be adding? It's hard for me to guess the pork/fat ratio with a Swift Premium butt. I have extra pork fat that I got from a local slaughterhouse. Any suggestions are appreciated.
Nice to be part of a great forum!!