THE BRAT DEBATE!!!!!
It seems like if you ask 3 different people how to cook a brat you get three different answers. I can tell you this is the case because everytime we cracked a package of Brats last year there was always someone around saying "Oh you should do this, or You aren't going to do that to those brats without doing this....."blah blah blah "
So let's settle this right now and determine the ORANGEMANE WAY to cook a brat. This will go in the "Orangemane Handbook on how to cook a brat". This way if any of you ever want to run the grill and you see some brats laying around you can simply go to page 4 and read the "Proper way to cook a brat" and you won't have to have this debate with other tailgaters trying to tell you what to do. You can simply say "Hey Buzz off" we set the code in June 2005 and this is how we do it in space #31. You don't like it go to space #32.
Here is a version that came from a Packer fan on another board I post at. I'd like to enter this as a possible solution to the ongoing dilema.
First, fire up your grill. While yer waiting for the coals to get ashed, put a pot on the grill large enough to hold the amount of brats you want to cook along with a sliced onion, a stick of butter and enough beer to cover the stuff. Put the beer and onions in the pot. When the coals are ashed, the beer should be just about simmering and the butter melted. Throw the brats on hot grill. Show them just enough heat to get 'em golden brown. This is best done while the coals are still damn hot. Keep 'em movin' so they don't burn or split. When you've browned 'em on all sides, throw 'em into the simmering pot of beer 'n' butter 'n' onions. Let 'em simmer, not boil, until the beer starts cooling off or evaporating. No less than half an hour for sure, but it could be for three or four hours, depending on how hard yer resting yer ass on that chaise lounge.