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Brian Makes Bratwurst

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Perfect way to cook brats.......

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Looks like an excellent inaugural run using your new stuffer! So glad that you finally had some time to get it out of the box.

Your brats look great, Brian. They are always a crowd pleaser, so you'll be happy you made a big batch so that you have plenty on hand.

Making sausage is just a blast, right? Fun stuff, glad you had a good time!

Have a great week!
Clarissa
 

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Lookin' good Brian!  Hope they tasted as good as they looked.  And where can I get one of those jackets???  My K Mart must be falling down on the job.  Ain't heard a Herb Tarlick reference in a few years!  


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Of course.Thumbs Up
 

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Looks like an excellent inaugural run using your new stuffer! So glad that you finally had some time to get it out of the box.

Your brats look great, Brian. They are always a crowd pleaser, so you'll be happy you made a big batch so that you have plenty on hand.

Making sausage is just a blast, right? Fun stuff, glad you had a good time!

Have a great week!
Clarissa
Clar! Yup I finally took that sausage squisher out of the box.  Wish I had of done it weeks ago. 

Take care 

b
 

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Lookin' good Brian!  Hope they tasted as good as they looked.  And where can I get one of those jackets???  My K Mart must be falling down on the job.  Ain't heard a Herb Tarlick reference in a few years!  


Red
Red. Happy you're a Tarlick fan.  Maybe Foam, you and I can start The Order of the Herb Tarlick Spot Coats. TOHTSC. 

They turned out better than I expected. Seasoned just right.  Not too fatty like the store bought kind. Firm,  Fresh. Nice snap. Drowned in beer!

Thanks for watching after me Red.

You take care

b
 

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Nice brats! You did a very nice job, Brian. Also, I think you made a wise choice to do brats as a first sausage.

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Nice job Brian, makes me hungry and I just ate. Looks like a blast makin those ! Justin
 

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Looks good Brian. If your looking for a kicked up Brat, try ShooterRicks Attitude Brats.
Just use the search tool.
It's a great recipe and my go to Brat of choice. :sausage:
 

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Looks good Brian. If your looking for a kicked up Brat, try ShooterRicks Attitude Brats.
Just use the search tool.
It's a great recipe and my go to Brat of choice.
Ill give it a try next time.  Thanks! 
Nice job Brian, makes me hungry and I just ate. Looks like a blast makin those ! Justin
Justin!.  Thanks for the kind words. 

B
 

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How impressive! This is really fun to see, and it's terrific to view the authentic making/process! You must have had such fun doing it!!! (And a great break from travel). Cheers! - Leah
 

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Not bad at all for a first run, You got the twist down too on making the links. Great job fella !

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Brian-great looking first run of Brats. I have to second ShooterRick's Attitude Brats as well-they're another great Brat to make and eat. I've got about 10 pounds of rib trimmings that I need to make into brats. All of my go-to sources for pork fat have just enough for their sausages or they're fresh out; even the Mexican markets are slim on pork fat.
 

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 All of my go-to sources for pork fat have just enough for their sausages or they're fresh out; even the Mexican markets are slim on pork fat.
That is why my butcher told me that they basically changed the hamburger standard from 27% fat to 80/20, there just isn't enough fat and it really had nothing to do with Healthy. They said health and charged more and had less fat!

I miss my hamburger, I miss not needing a binder!  Sure they shrink but they taste good too! 95/5 is ridiculous its pre-chewed steak. If you tell the butcher you want 27% 9 times out of ten you hear, we just don't have the fat, or we'd have to dirty the grinder for a small amount, etc etc etc....

Where have all the real butcher gone! I believe that there would be a HUGE market for custom butchers doing "specialty" work if promoted properly. Put together a three building duplex with an open air market in the middle. One building a custom butcher, one and artisan baker, the last a fresh local produce stand in the quadrangle w/ specialty green grocery items in the third building. Local meats, homemade bread, fresh produce. You would have to have trouble keeping the stalls/booths/building stocked! AND if produce is seasonal and you can not find fresh, close the doors till you can. Make it seasonal.

Sorry...... <steps off the soapbox>
 

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