At a recent family gathering I was cooking our old standby Bratwurst. I was pondering about how hard it is to cook a simple thing like brats without burning them. Whether its gas or charcoal the brats will eventually blister and juice will shoot out like a water hose. This is like Nitroglyceren when it hits the heat source and can make the brats flame up and become burned and charred. Try this. Put the brats on the bun rack and flip them every 10 minutes or so. After they have turned a little grey or less pink move them down to the actual heat source and roll them every few minutes. This will brown them up with out burning them. This trick also works great for Hotdogs. Hold the char please!!!