Made brats for the first time yesterday. I had the LEM Fresh Brat seasoning pack then added onion & garlic. The instructions on the pack said to mix 1 oz of water to the seasoning for every pound of meat, I used beer instead !!!! The meat was 9lbs venison & 6 lbs pork butt. Got to admit it came out great !! Thanks for the advice on the onion.garlic, & beer I was given yesterday.