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Bratwurst on the grill are good, but smoked bratwurst are even better! Making your own smoked bratwurst at home is easy with a vertical smoker and infuses amazing wood-fired flavor into your favorite sausages. Cooking the brats low and slow on the smoker allows them to retain moisture, instead of searing them on a hot grill grate and causing them to burst and leak. Serve sliced with caramelized onions or enjoy on a bun with your favorite toppings!
After smoking, let your brats bathe in beer for a half hour before throwing them on the grill to char the skin.