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The Futbol Fan Hans Frea @hansfrea What's black and white and round? Hans' football. We love him anyway. He's learning our game but still shouts, "GOALLLLLL!" every touchdown. And still refers to the field as the "pitch." But he's a tailgating natural. Just make sure you have extra sauerkraut for the brats...

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Bratwurst with Sauerkrautsource: Tervis


  • -2 lbs bratwurst
  • -2 cups beer, lager-style
  • -3 tablespoons brown mustard
  • -1 lb sauerkraut with juice
  • -8 sprigs of thyme


Preheat your grill. If it's charcoal, arrange all of the coals on one side of the grate. If it's gas, use the burners on one side only; turn on high and cover for 10 minutes. Clean and oil the grate. Put the beer, mustard and sauerkraut in a disposable aluminum pan and stir together. Add the thyme, then the bratwurst.

Place on the hot side of grill and cook for 4 minutes, then slide it over to the cooler side of the grill. Cover grill and cook with all vents open for about 20-25 minutes, turning once. Most of the liquid should be reduced.

Open the grill, then use tongs to put the sauerkraut on the hot side of the grill. Cook for about 3 minutes, turning occasionally, to add color and crispiness.

Serve bratwurst with toasted buns, mustard and sauerkraut. Serves 4.

Tail Gate Heros - Football festivities are a snap for our gameday greats.

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Official World Cup Turf

Hans insists the piece of turf is from the field where Germany won the 1990 World Cup. If that's true, we need to get the number of his lawn service!

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