Passing Wind Estates Bratwurst Video

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by disco, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was out of bratwurst. This was an untenable situation! My buddy helped me make a video while I replenished my supply.





    I started off by rinsing and soaking some hog casings the night before.










    I cut up 3 pounds of pork shoulder (weighed after boning) and 2 pounds of chicken thighs (skin and fat left one and weighed after boning). I ground that through the medium plate on my KitchenAid.




















    I measured out my seasonings, added them to the meat and mixed by hand for 4 minutes.





    The seasonings for 5 pounds of meat are:




    • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
    • 2 teaspoons coarse pepper
    • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
    • 1 teaspoon marjoram
    • 1 teaspoon ginger
    • 2 teaspoons mace

















    A fry test confirmed the spices were right.










    I used my LEM to stuff the bratwurst.










    I twisted them into 6 inch lengths.















    I poached the Bratwurst in Negra Modelo beer with some onions added. Poached them for 10 minutes and strained out the onions.















    I grilled the bratwurst for colour and fried the onions to caramelize them.




















    Then we dove in.















    This is one of my favourite sausages, I love it!





    Here is the video if you are interested.











    Disco
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2015
  2. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    D, nice looking sausage! I love brats.
     
  3. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Great job as always Disco! Points! 
     
  4. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Disco, This thread & video are simply no fair..... Reason being is now I have a hankering for brats & I have none ! :biggrin:

    This is really something I'd like to try for sure, dang do them look sooo good ! Thanks for the great thread, video & also including the recipe for this !

    :beercheer:

    :points1:
     
  5. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I just got 6 chickens at the local market for 10 bucks man. But after seeing disco's video I am on my way to the store for Brats. Damn if I don't love them. All I needed to tip over the edge. If I had some pork and casings at the moment I would be making some and some Boudin too.
     
  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm with you CM. I am totally addicted to them.
    Thanks, timberjet!
     
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Justin! You should try bratwurst. They must be easy to make, I made them.
    I hope you will pick up some beer to go with those brats!

    Disco.
     
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    POINTS for you Disco, nice looks no Brats!
     
  9. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I am fully stocked with PBR Disco. Is there any other way? I found out long ago from a good Wisconsin buddy that PBR and Brat's and Sweet, did I say sweet Walla Walla sweet onions go together Better than most other things on the planet. He took a carload of onions home last time he visited but left me with some great Bratwurst. Dang I wish he would visit more often. Johnsonville for me tonight.
     
  10. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Many thanks, Case. However, there aren't no brats, there is brats!
    Sadly, we don't have Pabst up here but I do find Negro Modelo works well too!

    Disco
     
  11. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I bet Kokane works just as good eh
     
     
  12. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    :biggrin:Looking very tasty! To bad I'm lazy and just buy Johnsville.:biggrin:
    By the way love the thread title!:sausage::points:
     
  13. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It's mighty fine!
    Thanks, b-one. Passing Wind Estates is my home in the mountains.

    Disco
     
  14. c farmer

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

    Great thread. :points:

    Got some kielbasa going in the smoker in the morning.
     
  15. Nice Job, Looks Great, One of my favorites too         [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  16. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I love me some kokanee and it is dang tough to find in the PNW anymore. Molson seems to be the only thing I can find. It's all fuggy'd.
     
  17. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I LIKE IT! b

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  18. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Cool! One of my favourites! Thanks for the point.
    Thanks, Gary. Brats are definitely one of life's pleasures.
     
  19. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks! So did I!

    Disco
     
  20. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking brats. I gotta ask, are those your buns?  Certainly a nice looking bun.
     

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