Here at Mighty Flame, we always say that when you buy a propane tank, you unlock a world of culinary possibilities. What we mean by that is that when you purchase a grill, you open the door to a world where experimentation is a necessity and great meals are always right around the corner. That’s why we’re so keen on sharing grilling tips, tricks, and recipe ideas that help grillers to expand their horizons whether they’re seasoned pros or they’re new to the game.

But what about grilling staples? Sure, it’s always great to take a classic and elevate it to the next level–peanut butter and jelly burgers, anyone?–but you could also make a case that those staples need to be reexamined from time to time. The average cookout is sure to have a few things. Go to any backyard barbecue and you will likely find burgers (that were made from frozen patties), hot dogs (that were made from…well, let’s not talk about it), and if you’re lucky, some barbecued chicken (that will inevitably be tasteless and dried out, despite the fact that’s covered in barbecue sauce).

Grilling Is An Art

Indeed, the items mentioned above can be good, and they often are, against all odds! One grilling staple that you don’t see quite as often is the humble bratwurst. According to our good friends at Wikipedia, “the name is derived from the Old High German Brätwurst, from brät-, finely chopped meat, and Wurst, sausage, although in modern German it is often associated with the verb braten, to pan fry or roast.” In our case, they’ll be grilled.

Unlike burgers, hot dogs, and chicken, grilling up a good bratwurst doesn’t take any specific skills or knowledge other than the cardinal rule that you should grill them covered and over low heat for a longer time. The truth of the matter, however, is that even those brats that are grilled over high heat for a shorter amount of time are just good.

Bratwursts Are Good, Even When Burnt

Burgers that spend too much time on the grill turn into tasteless hockey pucks. It’s only under the rarest of circumstances that a hot dog–whether grilled right or not–actually tastes good. And the grilled chicken…well, it’s often doomed from the start because keeping it juicy and flavorful takes more effort than people are willing to go to.

A bratwurst, on the other hand, is almost never bad. As long as it’s actually done, there might not be such a thing as being too done. Okay, okay. That’s probably hyperbole, but even a brat that is slightly too crispy can be a thing of beauty if have the right attitude about it.

Yes, brats are the unsung heroes of any barbecue and yet all too often, they’re nowhere to be found. At Mighty Flame, we’re advocating for change. Whereas once, our rallying cry was that “when you buy a propane tank, you unlock a world of culinary possibilities”, it is now something closer to “if you don’t have brats at your cookout, we’re not coming!”

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Let’s all do our part to make brats a more common barbecue staple, shan’t we? They deserve to become renowned for their amazing flavor profiles and their cost to quality ratio, which is something of a marvel in this day and age. After all, everyone says, “Ooooh, bratwursts!” when they spot them at a barbecue. They deserve a place in the upper echelon of common foods to see at a barbecue and the change starts here, friends and neighbors.

Of course if you’re hosting the cookout, you’ll be armed with a few of the recipes you’ve found here on our blog to ensure that your guests leave smiling and satisfied. You’ll probably also know that there are a number of Mighty Flame propane tank exchange locations, many of which are likely in your neck of the woods. So grab some brats, grab a propane tank, and make something amazing without much effort. It doesn’t get much better than that, does it?

Be sure to keep your eyes on this space in the future because we’ll continue to bring you the best grilling tips, tricks, ideas, recipes, and more!