Last night I let my brats brine in New Belgium Ranger(IPA Beer) overnight and smoked them for lunch with smoked grilled onions and peppers. Smoked for 3 hours total then hit them on the grill for a little of the char grill marks. In the water pan I used the beer it been soaking in to keep giving off flavor. At the 2 hour mark I checked IT @ 145degrees. Perfect temp after the last hour of cooking great flavor IT @ 157. I smoked the onion and bell pepper under the brats so any drippings fell on them for 30 minutes then grilled them with some of my veggie rub. Once done added brats to a bun then the peppers and onion and a little jalapeno mustard on a few and regular mustard on the other.