Suggestions for shredder

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by graphicsman, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. I usually smoke 40lbs of Pork at a time when i use my smoker.  However i find with a knife and by-hand seem to take forever.  I have run across the bear claws but i would like something like a meat grinder to help me do the job.  Any suggestions you guys would recommend?  I do have a stand-up right Kitchen Aid Mixer and i have seen this:   but it doesnt really go into detail if it has a meat shredder tool.   

    thanks
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2011
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is not a shredder. I have that whole kit.  

    I use some BBQ gloves for most of mine but have used two large salad forks with great success. Lots of folks here use Bear Claws. I beleive there may be a review in the Wiki section.
     
  3. That KA set is basically a big "Salad Shooter".

    I, too , use gloves. Either heavy "plumbers" gloves or cotton knit gloves covered by latex or nytril gloves. Granted, you sometimes have to move quick from the heat, but this way I pull/shred and clean at one time.

    For a mechanical "shredder" you'd need to look at something with knives like a Buffalo Chopper from Hobart.
     
  4. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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  5. So would you hold the pork butt like that dude was holding the chicken and fling pork everywhere. That would be a sight. [​IMG]
     
  6. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Get yourself a pair of insulated rubber gloves they work awesome. I got mine in my Ronco rotisserie set.
     
  7. I got the same gloves Ross. They work great. Of course I never tried to pluck a chicken though.
     
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  9. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you are dead set against using your hands try tossing a few chunks into the bowl of your Kitchenaid with the regular mixing paddle attached and run it on low for a few seconds. Usually the pork is soft enough that the paddle should break it up without mushing it. But I don't think you could toss the entire butt in at one time.
     
  10. What if you replace the rubber fingers on the plucker with the meat rakes? [​IMG]
     
  11. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I'm kinda picky about my PP. 

    Even when I smoke 4 to 6 Butts for the neighborhood Christmas party. I like to pull them by hand.

    I like big chunks & want to make sure I get all the internal fat out and distribute the bark throughout.

    I just use 2 pairs of vinyl disposable gloves, there is enough thickness to keep your hands from getting too hot & they are very flexible.
     
  12. i think i will be doing this next weekend after i have smoked 8 butts!!!  good workout coming, lol
     
  13. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

       Try locating a Restaurant Suply or a re-sale store and get a Buffalo. This is a tool made for doing the exact thing you are thinking of;$3K or so[​IMG]

    Hand work is cheaper[​IMG]  and the wife might agree too[​IMG].LOL
     
  14. i ordered a set of bear claws with my WSM
     
  15. cowboy1171

    cowboy1171 Newbie

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