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How do you pull your pork?

Got your attention now??  Over the years I've pretty much burned off my fingerprints pulling hot meat - by now I'd make the perfect criminal.  Takes me about 20 minutes to pull a 7 pound butt.  And chopped just ain't right...it's gotta be pulled.  And then I found the Bear Paws...is this worth $16?

http://www.amazon.com/Bear-Paw-Meat-Handler-Forks/dp/B003IWI66W/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1UW3UBLYBIUAP&coliid=ILE8UEDITT2WB

Monteagle, TN

one large and one small

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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,600
    edited March 2013
    I haven't tried the bear paws, but I got some of the heat resistant gloves.  Something like these:

    I think they are really handy for pullin pork, and also great for getting hot stuff off the grill.  I use them to take hot butts (chicken, roast, etc) off the grill.  

    I've seen the bear paws in action as well and it looks like they work great, but the gloves work just as well and IMO serve more purposes. 


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  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    Anderson, SC
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  • 500500 Posts: 1,461
    I like the Bear Paws.  Look around.  I think I found mind cheaper than that.  And mine are a brown bear color.
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,819

    YES THEY ARE

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  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    Agreed they rock I got mine on sale and use them a bunch. I would still pay $16 for them though.
    Lynnwood WA
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Here ----   a very good investment and come in handy lifting hot foods off the grill too !
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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,706
    edited March 2013
    I use PVC coated gloves, they work great for all hot meat handling and pulling.  I have bear claws and I don't think they work well at all, I used them once and haven't used them since.  Can't beat 'em for $6.

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    Packerland, Wisconsin

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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,905
    I got the ones @r270ba has for Christmas, but have not used them yet. Maybe this weekend I'll throw some pork on the egg. 
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,234
    edited March 2013
    It's not that chopped "just ain't right", it's that it is the perfect form of bbq. Created in the cradle of q'dom - North Carolina. All others are challengers to the throne. ;)

    Now that my regional bias is out of the way, I usually pull mine too. I use 2 big forks but bear claws would do the trick faster. I still prefer the forks, because it gives me more time for "tasting".

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  • pineypiney Posts: 464
    Buy 'em I have a pair and love them. You can look around I think I paid less than 10 bucks.
    Lenoir, N.C.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,481
    I just grab two big forks and go to town on it.  Only takes 2 or 3 minutes. 
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 5,779
    +1 with the forks and the sampling as you go.
    Louisville
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  • MikeP624MikeP624 Posts: 292

    I use something similar to the bear claws, called the meat rack.

    http://meatrake.com/

    I like them better then the claws because of the long handle, gives better leverage and keeps you hands out of the meat.

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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,880
    @eggcelsior

    I've chopped my last two butts. Very happy. But when I pull, I just use my hands and forks. Sometimes forks are awkwards. I don't think I'm coordinated enough for bear claws. I can barely make it trough the day with my own claws


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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,298
    Guilty, pull then chop. I get some parts especially when in hurry that need to be chopped.
    Seattle, WA
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  • fletcherfamfletcherfam Posts: 855
    Same as Nolaegghead, I just use forks.
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  • I have been using Bear Paws for a couple of years.  Used for pulling meat and helpful in picking up large pieces of meat that I want to wrap in foil.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,234
    I have been using Bear Paws for a couple of years.  Used for pulling meat and helpful in picking up large pieces of meat that I want to wrap in foil.
    They're also helpful for mauling wayward hikers.
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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 834
    I like the gloves with a knife to cut through the bark when needed. I can pull out the fat at the same time.  
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  • jlsm said:
    I like the gloves with a knife to cut through the bark when needed. I can pull out the fat at the same time.  
     
    Where did you find Freddie Kruger gloves? Sound awesome

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  • I yank mine...
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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 1,818
    I just grab two big forks and go to town on it.  Only takes 2 or 3 minutes. 
    This.  I've not burned myself once doing it this way.  
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  • I yank mine...
     
    Ha ha.

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  • BuckdodgerBuckdodger Posts: 893
    I just grab two big forks and go to town on it.  Only takes 2 or 3 minutes. 
    Works for me too !!

    Alexander City,Al
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  • blueinatlblueinatl Posts: 93
    I have a pair of wooden bear paws that I got in Alaska (salad servers).  That is what I use and they work great!

    http://www.amazon.com/Alaskan-Bear-Pasta-Salad-Server/dp/B004HF9AD2/ref=sr_1_8?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1362774709&sr=1-8&keywords=bear+paws+wood

    Something like that.
    Peachtree Corners, GA. Large BGE
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  • RLeeperRLeeper Posts: 480
    Black heat resistant PVC gloves. Got mine from a restaurant supply company. Something primitive about pulling the meat apart with your hands!
    Extra Large, Large, and Mini. Tucker, GA
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 4,401
    edited March 2013
    MikeP624 said:

    I use something similar to the bear claws, called the meat rack.

    http://meatrake.com/

    I like them better then the claws because of the long handle, gives better leverage and keeps you hands out of the meat.

    +1  for Man Rake :))  

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    Vaughan, ON
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  • WiltOnTiltWiltOnTilt Posts: 102
    The claws are good but it still takes time taking out the small/medium fat chunks. I wear gloves too and sometimes the fingers in the gloves are too thick to pick out the fat. I'd like to find some thinner gloves that protect from the heat.
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  • flemsterflemster Posts: 258
    I use tongs to pull off the bark and put it aside. I then use two forks from carving knife sets to pull the meat. I then chop up the bark then mix it back into the meat to try to even out portion of bark... I admit that many portions have to go through quality control while I am doing this and usually end up eating my first two portions that way
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  • ratcheerratcheer Posts: 189
    I also have something very similar to the bear claws, that my wife bought me at our BGE store. I have only used them for getting large pieces of meat off the Egg, but I am doing a butt today, and I will give them a try them for the pulling,

    Tim
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