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BEST WAY TO "SHRED YOUR PORK"
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mntnmann72



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12 05 8:37 pm    Post subject: BEST WAY TO "SHRED YOUR PORK" Reply with quote

HEY YA'LL. I'M NEW TO THIS ,AND I WAS WONDERING WHAT THE BEST WAY TO SHRED OR PULL A PORK BUTT IS. I PLAN ON STARTING A SMALL PART-TIME CATERING SERVICE IN 2006. I'M LOOKING FOR THE EASIEST, MOST EFFICIENT METHOD. Question
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12 05 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good morning! Just purchased some property in Epworth- Dalonega is a great town too!

There are a number of threads here on pork butt. Pork butt is probably about the most forgiving meat to smoke.

I marinate mine over night.

Smoke at 225-250 for about 6-8 hrs

Foil Shocked for another 3-4 hrs, and the meat just falls apart!

Size of the butts, temp., etc plays a role in the timing. experiment till you come up with a method that works for you! I usually cook up about 120lbs at a time, and spend about a 1/2 hour pulling it apart. When it is cooked properly, it is easy to pull apart. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12 05 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get the butt to 190 at least then use a pair of these. They will make short work of the butt.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12 05 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you're first learning how, just use some good cotton gloves and put rubber gloves on over it.

When you do more, the Bear Paws are good to use.

When you start catering a LOT, you'll need a Buffalo Chopper. They are expensive, but worth it.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12 05 11:11 pm    Post subject: thanks Reply with quote

THANKS FOR THE REPLIES. I REALLY APPRECIATE THE DIFFERENT OPTIONS. I PLAN ON BUYING A TRAILER/SMOKER EARLY NEXT YEAR AND START SOME CATERING. I'LL PROBABLY BE ASKING FOR MORE TIPS SOON. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13 05 2:55 am    Post subject: Re: thanks Reply with quote

mntnmann72 wrote:
THANKS FOR THE REPLIES. I REALLY APPRECIATE THE DIFFERENT OPTIONS. I PLAN ON BUYING A TRAILER/SMOKER EARLY NEXT YEAR AND START SOME CATERING. I'LL PROBABLY BE ASKING FOR MORE TIPS SOON. Very Happy


Well fi you comeback we will give you our opinions whether you like it or not..
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17 05 1:44 am    Post subject: Pulling Pork Reply with quote

I know some Ol' Boys down south that use a cement mixer when they BBQ large amounts of pork Butts. I had the pics and it is really neat. I will contact them and have them send the pics again. I'll post them soon.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17 05 4:39 am    Post subject: The Ol' Butt Buster Reply with quote

OK, you may not believe this, but these Ol' boys bought a new cement mixer, made a couple of mods to it and now use it for pulling pork butts. They smoke about 300 butts for a charity twice a year and this is how they pull them.
Now that's a party!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17 05 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is pretty cool!!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17 05 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that is a great idea if you were doing a ton of pork...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29 06 4:40 am    Post subject: Re: The Ol' Butt Buster Reply with quote

Hawgboyzbbq wrote:
OK, you may not believe this, but these Ol' boys bought a new cement mixer, made a couple of mods to it and now use it for pulling pork butts. They smoke about 300 butts for a charity twice a year and this is how they pull them.
Now that's a party!!!!!!!
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http://usera.imagecave.com/kickassbbq/buttbuster.JPG


Holy crap- that is bad- ass! I wonder if they are cheaper to buy than a buffalo chopper... I must check on ebay.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29 06 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please let me know what mods they made to have it work! With a background in machinery, and a need for large amounts of pulled pork, I see one of those in my future! Great idea!

Summer is usually my slow time, so I will have the time to tinker around while catching up on the rest of my chore list! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29 06 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The men's group at my church has a chopper that they are thinking about selling. I don't know if it is a Buffalo chopper or some other brand. I will find out and post.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30 06 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here in North Carolina, most of us use a BIG cutting board and a couple large cleavers and coarse chop. Don't care too much for the pulverized super-fine babyfood texture some places serve.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30 06 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another way I've heard of recently, but haven't tried, is to use a dough hook on a big Kitchen Aid mixer. They said to not run it too long or it'll wind up too fine. Don't know yet, but might be something to try.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30 06 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If automated equipment isn't a choice I use a simple pair of white cotten gloves and cover them with foodhandlers latex gloves and use both hands, it is faster than using bear claws.

Jim
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31 06 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would Have to agree with jminion and you save a lot of $$$[/quote]
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07 06 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the Health Dept. would have a field day with that cement mixer, I could see the red tags now Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09 06 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SmokinOkie wrote:
When you're first learning how, just use some good cotton gloves and put rubber gloves on over it.

When you do more, the Bear Paws are good to use.

When you start catering a LOT, you'll need a Buffalo Chopper. They are expensive, but worth it.



how fine does that chopper turn the meat into? anyone know or have used this product before?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09 06 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't somebody here once joke around about using a snowblower to shred their pork? Would be a sight to see, that's for sure! Laughing
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