We use gloves as soon as we arrive at at comp. We like surgical gloves. They may be a couple of bucks more but we feel safer. Everyone thinks that we use the gloves for their safety. They never realize we are using the gloves for our own safety. The gloves are used whenever handling any raw meat. I know people will say not to worry about beef but we change gloves when working with each comp meat. I don't want the pork or poultry contaminating my brisket. It may sound whacky and more expensive but we are comfortable doing it this way.
(Brewmaster and Pitmaster)
BBQ Team: Lawn Guyland Smokers
Brewery: Black Dog Brewery
"Sam I Am": XL Big Green Egg
"R2 and D2": Twin 22" Weber Smokey Mountains
Custom Made Automated Souped Up Sabco