Bratwurst grilling on the gas grill made easy: Your guide to juicy sausages

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Gas grills have many advantages over other grills, such as quick and easy ignition and precise temperature control. However, before you start grilling sausages, you should make sure your gas grill is clean and at the right temperature. Then you can put the sausages on the gas grill and turn them after a few minutes. Don't forget to always be careful and pay attention to your safety. Then the bratwurst from the grill is perfect.

This is how bratwurst grilling works on the gas grill

Grilling bratwurst properly on the gas grill - tips for gas grills with a lid

Bratwurst can be eaten well on a Gas grill prepare. However, there are a few things to consider. Because if you put the sausages directly on the heat, they burn quickly on the outside, but are not even lukewarm on the inside. These grill recipes for gas grills with a hood prevent this.

Regional bratwurst variants: A culinary foray through the world of grilling

Grill something different bratwurst on the gas grill. Have you ever Salsiccia sausage from Italy * (advertisement) tried? It's a little hotter than our bratwurst. For example, it tastes great with potato salad. You can Sausage you can also make your own with this recipe. Or do you prefer merguez, a French-style bratwurst, instead? It's a bit too spicy for us, but maybe you like it. You see: Bratwurst is not just a bratwurst. Depending on the region, there are special variants that make barbecuing a real experience. Here we present a few and give you tips on what to look out for when barbecuing.

Franconian grilled sausages

The Franconian Rostbratwurst is a classic from Bavaria. It is usually a bit longer and thinner than other sausages. When grilling, you should be careful not to turn the sausage too often. Once is enough. This keeps it juicy and gives it a nice crust.

Italian salsiccia

The salsiccia comes from Italy and is often flavored with fennel or chili. Be careful here: the sausage bursts easily if it gets too hot. It is best to grill them over medium heat and turn them several times. The sausage stays whole and the spices develop their full aroma.

Thuringian Bratwurst

The Thuringian bratwurst is widespread in Germany. It is usually coarse and contains beef as well as pork. When grilling, it is important to cook the sausage slowly over low heat. This keeps it juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside.

Nuremberg grilled sausages

The Nuremberg sausages are small but delicious. They're grilling fast, so stand by the grill! A few minutes per side is enough. Then they are perfect.

Spanish chorizo

The chorizo ​​is a spicy sausage from Spain. It often contains peppers and garlic. When grilling, you should cut them into slices and fry them briefly on both sides. That way it doesn't get too dry.

Tips for choosing high-quality sausages

If you want to grill sausages on your gas grill, you should choose the right ones. In principle, all types of sausages are suitable for grilling on the gas grill, but some are better than others. For example, coarse sausages are better than fine sausages because they contain less fat and don't burst as quickly. Spicy sausages such as Thuringian bratwurst or chorizo ​​are also good for grilling, as they become even more aromatic when grilled. Just try out different varieties and find your favorite bratwurst for the gas grill!

When you grill high-quality sausages, you should pay attention to a few things. Make sure that the sausages are made from high-quality meat and do not contain any artificial additives. You should also make sure that the sausages are fresh and not already expired or stale. If you want to be on the safe side, buy the sausages from your trusted butcher. So you can be sure that you are getting high-quality sausages for your gas grill.

Different grilling methods: How to make a sausage on the gas grill

Grilling is more than just putting a sausage on the grill. There are several methods to get the most out of your grilled food. Here we present some that are particularly suitable for grilling sausages and give tips for the perfect preparation.

Reverse sear

Reverse sear is a method in which the meat is first cooked at a low temperature and then seared. This keeps it juicy on the inside and gives it a nice crust on the outside. Start with indirect heat and then shift the meat over to direct heat.

Direct grilling

With direct grilling, the food to be grilled is directly above the heat source. This method is particularly suitable for thin cuts of meat or vegetables. Be sure to leave the lid open and turn the grilled food regularly.

Tips for grilling bratwurst

  • Always use a preheated grill.
  • Pay attention to the right temperature for each type of sausage.
  • Don't turn the sausage too often. This can vary depending on the type of bratwurst.
  • Allow the sausage to reach room temperature before grilling.


Grill sausages
Grill sausages


Preparation of the gas grill

Cleaning your gas grill is important to keep it in good condition and to ensure safe grilling. After each barbecue, you should use a barbecue brush to remove residue from the grates and remove the ash. Afterwards, use warm, soapy water and a sponge or brush to thoroughly clean the grill. Don't forget to clean the grill's burners and nozzles as well. Clean the grill again before you start grilling the bratwurst.

Before you start grilling sausages, you should prepare a few things. First check whether you have enough gas in the cylinder and whether the gas supply is connected correctly. Thoroughly clean the grill and make sure it has reached the right temperature. Choose high-quality sausages and have all the necessary utensils such as tongs, barbecue utensils and plates ready. Don't forget to also keep a bowl of cold water nearby for quick response in an emergency.

The right grilling temperature is crucial for a perfect grilling result. Make sure your gas grill has reached the desired temperature before you start grilling. Adjust the temperature depending on the type of sausage and grilling method to get the best result. Keep in mind that too high a temperature can result in a burnt crust and too low a temperature can result in a raw sausage.

Tips for grilling sausages on the gas grill

How long should sausages be grilled on the gas grill?

How long you should grill your sausages on the gas grill depends on the type of sausage and the desired level of doneness. In general, you should grill the sausages for about 10-15 minutes, turning them regularly, until they are golden brown and cooked through. It's best to use a meat thermometer to check the core temperature and make sure the sausages are cooked through.



How often should sausages be turned?

When grilling sausages on the gas grill, turn the sausages regularly to ensure they cook evenly and don't burn. Ideally, you should turn the sausages every few minutes to ensure even browning. Note, however, that different types of bratwurst should be turned over and over again. You can find tips for this in the text above. Don't forget to use grilling tongs to avoid crushing the sausages and avoiding juice spills.

This way you avoid scalding and achieve a perfect tan

When grilling sausages on the gas grill, there are a few things to keep in mind to avoid scalding and achieve the perfect browning. Use grilling tongs to turn the sausages and avoid crushing them. Place the sausages on the cooking grate and not over the open flame to avoid burns. Make sure the grill is at the right temperature and turn the sausages regularly to ensure even browning.


serve sausage
Serve sausage


This is the best way to enjoy your grilled bratwurst

Sauces and side dishes that go well with grilled sausages

Many different side dishes and sauces go well with grilled sausages. For example, you can serve potato salad, grilled vegetables, corn on the cob or bread rolls as side dishes. Ketchup, mustard or BBQ sauce are suitable as sauces. But sweet sauces such as honey-mustard or curry sauce also go well with grilled sausages. Just experiment with different side dishes and sauces to suit your taste. Bon appetit!

Tips for presenting and serving the bratwurst from the gas grill

When it comes to presenting and serving grilled sausages, there are a few simple tips. Serve the sausages on a clean plate and garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or chives. You can also cut open the bun and garnish the sausages with various sauces and side dishes such as lettuce or onions. For a rustic presentation, you can put newspaper on the table and serve the sausages on it. Have fun presenting and serving your grilled sausages!

Important safety information and precautions when grilling with gas

When grilling with gas, you should always pay attention to your safety. Make sure the gas grill is on a stable and level surface and never leave it unattended. Regularly check the gas line and connections for leaks. Always use long tongs to avoid burns and keep a bowl of cold water nearby. In the event of a gas leak, you should immediately turn off the gas supply valve and ventilate the grill. This is how you can ensure that you can grill safely.

And finally ...

When grilling bratwurst on the gas grill, there are a few important points to consider. Choose high-quality sausages and make sure the gas grill is clean and at the right temperature. Turn the sausages regularly to ensure even browning. Serve the sausages with various side dishes and sauces and garnish as you like. Always ensure your safety when grilling with gas and regularly check the gas line and connections. With these tips and tricks you can conjure up perfectly grilled sausages on your gas grill and enjoy a delicious meal with friends and family.

Grilling sausages on the gas grill was just the beginning - there are so many more delicious ones BBQ recipes and Tips for outdoor fans and campers. Try conjuring up juicy burgers, grilled vegetables or even desserts on your gas grill. Always ensure safe handling of the grill and experiment with different spices and ingredients. You might also want to plan a campfire evening with stick bread and marshmallows, or organize your own outdoor barbecue. With a few tips and tricks you can become a true grill master and experience great grilling adventures.


Serve sausage with herbs
Bratwurst serve with herbs


Questions and answers about grilling sausages

How do I prevent my sausages from bursting on the gas grill?

Avoid piercing the sausages with a fork or something similar, as this can damage the casing of the sausage. Instead, use grill tongs or a spatula to flip the sausages.

How can I make sure my sausages are cooked inside?

Check the core temperature of the sausages with a meat thermometer. The optimal core temperature is 75 degrees Celsius. You can also cut the sausages in half to check if they are cooked through.

Can I also grill frozen sausages on the gas grill?

It is recommended to completely thaw sausages before grilling as frozen sausages tend to cook unevenly.

How long should I grill the sausages on the gas grill?

The grilling time depends on the size and thickness of the sausages. In general, you should grill them on the gas grill for about 10-15 minutes and turn them regularly to achieve even browning.

Can I also grill different types of sausages on the gas grill at the same time?

Yes, that is possible. However, it is important to note that all sausages require the same grilling time and should therefore be placed on the grill at the same time. This way you avoid grilling some sausages too long or too short.

Can I grill sausages indirectly on the gas grill?

Yes, that is possible. With indirect grilling, the sausages are not placed directly above the heat source, but a little further away. This way they can be cooked gently and still get nice and brown on all sides.

How can I prevent my sausages from sticking to the grill?

Before you put the sausages on the grill, you should rub the grill grates with a little oil. This will prevent the sausages from sticking to the grate. You can also use grill foil to prevent the sausages from sticking.


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Bratwurst grilling on the gas grill made easy: Your guide to juicy sausages

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Food and Slow Travel blog  TravelWorldOnline. They have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Their topics are trips to Savor, wine tourism worldwide and slow travel. During her studies Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she - partly together with Petar Fuchs - traveled to the USA and Canada and spent a research year in British Columbia. This intensified her thirst for knowledge, which she satisfied for 6 years as an adventure guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as a tour guide for Studiosus Reisen around the world. She was constantly expanding her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: "What's beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do they eat in this region?" As a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), she is now looking for answers to these questions as a travel writer and travel blogger in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is among Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021. Find more Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs here.