View Full Version : Pork Shredder

01-06-2014, 05:11 PM
Has anyone used the RZ shredder or buffalo chopper? If so, which one would you recommend or offer some insight?


Bbq Bubba
01-06-2014, 08:23 PM
Neither. They both "shread" pork.

I prefer "pulled" chunky pork that still has some bark and texture to it.

YMMV. ;)

01-06-2014, 08:47 PM
I use the roman pork puller. Highly reccomended

Pyle's BBQ
01-07-2014, 12:04 AM
I use a couple pairs of tongs. I like it chunky also.

01-07-2014, 09:39 PM
+1 for the Roman Pork Puller. Best investment. Ever

01-08-2014, 03:36 PM
The Roman Pork Puller is bad ass! Thanks guys you saved me thousands.


01-08-2014, 04:10 PM
I am another who prefers coarse pork and not the shredded product a machine produces.

01-08-2014, 09:28 PM
roman pork puller here too. Here I am pulling pork at one of my tailgate parties,


01-09-2014, 05:04 AM
I use Buffalo Chopper when I have to do more than 10 butts, you have to be carefull though, it will be too fine if not carefull..

Lake Dogs
01-09-2014, 02:32 PM
If people like shredded pork, good on 'ya. For us, we prefer it pulled, preferably into chunks which hold temperature and moisture much better. Bear claws help but quickly make it shredded. Most every other tool I've seen produces shredded mush... Wife will not let us eat anywhere that shreds it...

01-09-2014, 03:11 PM
I was watching some show or special on BBQ once, and this little place somewhere in the Carolina's, the son was the cook, but, his mom was the pork preparer. He explained that his family didn't like shredders as they shred too much. Then he showed how his mom liked the pork done, he took the butt, slammed it onto the cutting board, the bone came out clean, he then pressed down on the butt, and took a cleaver to it, maybe a dozen or so, whacks and done. Beautiful texture.

I saw that, changed everything about how I cooked and prepped butts and never looked back. He said they do 30 butts a day that way, never a problem. I've done up to four at a time, if you get the butt cooked right, it works every time.

01-10-2014, 07:47 AM
If you like more of a chunk style you could probably hit it a few times with the roman pork puller and finish by hand. Ive started my own catering company and it can be very time consuming pulling by hand. This will speed the process up but helps with the integrity unlike some of the shredders that compromise the texture and quality.

01-10-2014, 07:55 AM
Neither. They both "shread" pork.

I prefer "pulled" chunky pork that still has some bark and texture to it.

YMMV. ;)
have to agree..I prefer chunky too. If it shreds too much it gets mealy IMO.
When i vended last summer I just kept the butts whole and pulled enough for a sandwich each time. A little more time consuming but the end product was better .

01-14-2014, 01:00 AM
We hit em' with the cleaver but I'm seriously considers a RoMan for the initial shot finished with a chop

01-16-2014, 02:15 PM
Roman, we did 54 Butts in 20 minutes with ease