I'm getting ready to make my own venison brats soon (hi mtn kit). The other day I was looking at the instructions and it mentioned that I should use the cure only if I plan on slow cooking/smoking the brats. This makes sense since if I were to make them for cooking on the grill/oven/boiling pot of beer then I wouldn't need the cure. My question is do I really need the cure for smoking them? I've bought brats in the store and I'm sure they don't already have cure in them or am I wrong? I generally buy Johnsonville uncooked brats and I've smoked them before with no issues. Thanks in advance for the replies.
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4/2/08 at 5:25pm