Maybe I´m wrong and that´s a recipe I´ve never heard of, but I think there´s a big mistake in it. I´m living in germany all of my live and I´ve never ever seen anybody cook his bratwurst or even heard of it. It belongs on a grill or into a pan and not into a pot of boiling water! If it was me, I´d make them as follows: Put the brats in a pan and fry them on medium heat, brush them with some of the beer every once in a while, and when they are done put the remaining ingrediensts for the sauce into the pan.
we have done Brats like this many times, and we love them this way.
Nice trouble-free brat recipe here. I simmered for 15 minutes then grilled them as secret said to do. Which added a nice crunch to the outside. With the sauce, I simmered on low until it was reduced by half.
we use this recipe all the time but also add 1/4 c to 1/2 cup sugar to sauce....yum!!!