Best commercial brats?

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by gotbags-10, May 31, 2016.

  1. gotbags-10

    gotbags-10 Smoke Blower

    Been doing the johnsonville brats because it's all that's around. Just nota ton of flavor. If I were going to order brats and have them shipped what's a killer place to check out. I've done summer sausage at home but not brats. Don't have the stuffer and I have a big family!
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You done SS you can do brats.

    Northern tool has a stuffer for 100 bucks.    I use mine a lot.

    Your brats will be better then anything you could buy.
  3. gotbags-10

    gotbags-10 Smoke Blower

    I was afraid someone might say that. Well point me to a good recipe then. 😄
    Last edited: May 31, 2016
  4. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't want to make any more tasty then jville' I would eat to many! The very reason I don't make my own bacon,I can go to the store and not buy if it's home it's trouble!:biggrin:
    Once your making them the possibilities are endless try a search for cheesesteak brats pretty sure someone made them,just can't remember who and not smart enough to link stuff. Mmmm cheesesteak brats!:drool
  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have made them...      
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    You can make them into patties & put them on burger buns. No stuffing involved.

  7. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Before I got my stuffer, I rolled sausage in soaked Corn Husks like for making Tamales. Smoked or roasted, they are easy and taste great...JJ
  8. jirod

    jirod Smoke Blower

    If you are interested in making your own, Curley's has a pretty solid brat seasoning/kit you can buy.  I like the flavor, but I also like Johnsonville Brats a lot too, so I just stick with them.  Also Len Poli has a bunch of recipes on his website, including differnt type of brats/german sausages.  I have never made anything off his recipes, but see them mentioned on here from time to time.
  9. shoebe

    shoebe Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Lots of kits out there as well
  10. I don't know if they ship, but Morants, located in Sacramento, CA has been making some of my favorite sausages.



    or phone:


    Why do I foresee more sausage making equipment being handled by FedEx, UPS or USPS soon? [​IMG]  
  11. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Last edited: Jun 1, 2016
  12. there is a johnsonville clone recipe online
  13. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I agree with Al ,just grind yourself or buy pre-ground meat. Sausage in bulk makes great patties for the grill. There are plenty of great recipes out there or you can buy pre-mixed spices.
  14. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  15. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    For pre-mixed seasoning look at PS Seasoning. They have a lot of different ones including WI style mixes. If you want a recipe, send me a pm.
  16. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Waltons is the favorite place now for most all sausage goodies....their casings are perfect IMO. I normally don't buy seasoning mixes but their Mandarin teriyaki snack stick is the GF's favorite so it seems like every other week I'm making a batch....
  17. gotbags-10

    gotbags-10 Smoke Blower

    Thanks for all the good info gents! Your right waltons has a ton of stuff. Just placed an order for several spice kits

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