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Wisconsin Style Brats


Meat Mopper
Joined Oct 30, 2009
Anyone have a proven Wisconsin style Brat recipe that is very similar to a Johnsonville?  I did see the one on Len Poli's website and I will most likely stay away from it just due to the fact that it calls for MSG, Citric Acid, and Phosphate.  I also found one of NEPA's Wisconsin Brat recipes on the Bradley forum doing a google search.  I would like to make a big batch (15lbs) or so right from the get go and really dont have the time to "tinker" with tweaks.  One thing that seems pretty common in the recipes I have found is mace and nutmeg, also marjoram.  Also, I do plan to cold smoke it for a couple hours (2-3) before vacuum sealing them.


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Smoking Guru
OTBS Member
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Joined Nov 3, 2011
I know PS Seasonings have a lot of differnt flavors you may want to check them out??


Master of the Pit
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Joined Jul 2, 2012
These are good, especially if you can grind nut meg in a coffee grinder so it is fresh.

Wisconsin Brat      Very good recipe *****

5 lbs.
  • 4 pounds pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes and stored in the freezer for 30 minutes
  • 1 pound Pork back fat, chopped and stored in the freezer for 30 minutes
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground marjoram (optional)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried ginger (optional)
From DiggingyDogFarm I believe


Meat Mopper
Joined Oct 30, 2009
Thanks Woodcutter.  I appreciate it.  It is really similar to the one NEPAs listed a while ago.  And yes, I will most likely grind the nutmeg. 


Joined Sep 23, 2012
Bratwurst  5 Lbs

 4 lbs. pork butt

1 lb. pork bellie

1 cup water

2 oz Brat Seasoning

Brat Seasoning

2 lbs / 907g kosher salt

6 oz. /170 g ground white pepper

1 oz. /14 g rubbed sage

1/2 oz. /14 g ground celery seed

1/2 oz./14g ground mace

Just multiply first 4 items to change amount, store brat seasoning in freezer.This is John Kowalski Brat recipe.


Meat Mopper
Joined Oct 30, 2009
Thanks guys.  Actually used another recipe I found but It was great.  I am going to try all of the suggested recipes in the next few weeks.  I will also try to post some q-view this time!  took pictures and didnt have an SD Card in.   OOPS!


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