My wife and I have been raving about a variation of Char Woody's Firecracker Brats I cook every now and then. My wife and mother in law were out of town so I thought it time I treat my father in law Pete to the goods. Being from Iowa he can always appreciate a good brat![p]It was a beautiful day on Sunday so I packed up the kids and took the mini to the swim club. While the kids swam, Pete and I got dinner ready. A simple meal of Brats, Corn on the cobb, chips and beer was the menu that night. Other members of the swim club already had a hot grill going so I simply added some lump to it and put the corn on in husk and a small pan of kraut later to warm it up. [p]Well Pete had handled the simmering the brats in beer part at home and I suspect he boiled them done. After the cook on the mini the meat was over done! I've never over cooked something on the egg. It was such a disappointment. Just goes to show; 1) Be careful with delegating any part of your cook to some one else. 2) When you don't have home field advantage be extra attentive, and 3) The mini is always ready to take advantage of you if you let it! [p]I guess I'll just have to impress Pete another time. Darn guess I'll have to make brats again this weekend!