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Beer Brat Bath (Brat Hot Tub)

Whether you refer to it as a Beer Brat Bath or simply a Brat Hot Tub, this is the classic Wisconsin method for serving brats at your cookout. Enjoy Wisconsinbly.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time32 minutes
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 25kcal


  • 24-36 oz beer
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 9x11 inch foil pan
  • brats for serving


  • Add beer, butter, and sliced onions to a deep foil pan.
  • Place pan on grill over heat to bring to at least 160 degrees. Beer should be hot, but not boiling.
  • Add cooked brats to the beer bath to keep warm for serving.


Any cheap beer will work great.
If you want deliciously tender onions, the beer brat bath needs to be heated for 30 minutes or more.
When making brats I ALWAYS RECOMMEND using my Wisconsin Brat Sauce as your condiment. Check it out, you will love it!


Calories: 25kcal