What's the difference between a Bratwurst and Kielbasa

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by SamIchi, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2004
    Flavor wise? I like kielbasa's in dishes and recently I've been seeing those Bratwurst commercial all grilled up and pretty. I was goin to buy some but I'm a picky eater and didn't want to get it if I didn't like it. I'm not a fan of italian sausage that have a lot of spices and stuff. So would I like a Brat?
  2. Danksi macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2005
    Nelson, BC. Canada
    Bratties rule! Been a fan since being introduced to them (& Kinder Eggs) whilst living in Germany years ago. Sticking some on the BBQ this evening...(Bratties that is - not Kinder Eggs) :)
  3. jknight8907 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2004
    Hudson Valley NY
    Mmm...brauts....especially if soaked in beer....
  4. Toppa G's macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2003
    The exurbs, MN
    Brats are the best summer grill food ever!
    A good presoak in beer makes 'em especially tasty. :D We have a local butcher shop that stuffs 'em full of peppers too - spicy goodness! :D

    Johnsonville brats are probably the best widely available brand - they are also available in a bunch of different flavors. The beer 'n' bratwurst flavor is pretty good, but even the original is delicious.

    That does it...my next home-cooked dinner is brats on the grill!

    *Brats are not to be confused with brats, who are annoying, misbehaving little children.
  5. Leareth macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2004
    Kielbasa has more garlic. and the texture is smoother , not coarse chunks, bratwursts are meant for being grilled/bbq/cooked with .

    Kielbasa can be eaten as is, bratwurst generally needs to be cooked, flavor is more fresh and meaty in bratwurst.

    I am assuming you are using north american definition of what is kielbasa and bratwurst. because the european definition is far different than the US one.
  6. jayb2000 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2003
    RI -> CA -> ME
    one is German, one is Polish.

    Brats tend to be shorter, more like a hotdog, and are less spiced.

    Either can be grilled, but brats really are better that way. Or grilled and then soaked in beer, butter, and onions over low heat.
  7. Teddy's macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
    I was in Germany and they served those delicious bratwursts in round hamburger buns.

    I was expecting the long american hotdog bread LOL!

    It made sense after the first. Loved after the 2nd. Couldn't stop eating after the 3rd... and so on :p
  8. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

    Jan 14, 2007
    and both are disgusting

    Not really, I'll eat them but I don't really like them. I don't really like polish food in general i've found out.

    sorry for my useless post.
  9. shu82 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2007
    Rocket City, AL
    Oh brats, good thing lunch is coming up. My favorite is to boil them with kraut with half water half beer. Its best to use a full flavor bitter beer. I like PBR with it. Then throw them on the grill just to char them up. Mmmm, top them with the beer kraut and spicy mustard! Johnsonville are the best if you don't have a butcher.

    Give them a try!
  10. imac/cheese macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2007
    I don't know how you are going to determine if you would like a bratwurst without actually trying one. I think they are great, but I know a lot of people that find them gross. They taste nothing like italian sausage.
  11. firestarter macrumors 603


    Dec 31, 2002
    Green and pleasant land
    It's just a damn sausage.

    Buy one, take a bite and decide then whether it's for you.

    Why do you think that asking a load of people on the internet whether they like Brats will have any significance on your own taste?

    And you're missing out on so much good stuff by being a 'picky eater'. People's tastes take time to develop - why not push yourself rather than taking the easy option?
  12. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    OP, go try one. If you don't like the spicy, don't get the spicy. They are tasty. If like grilled onions or grilled peppers, throw some of them on top. Or if you like spicy mustard, or you can use the plain jane mustard. Either way, go try one. You will never know till you do!
  13. (marc) macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2010
    the woods
    A good bratwurst won't forgive such an abomination! :)

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