I use the nitrile type gloves for all food prep. Keeps the rub from irritating the skin. I use the purple ones!
I also use a combination of two gloves when turning the meat on the smoker. I put on a pair of cotton gloves and then put on a pair of #10 "canners" gloves. I get them from our safety supply store at work. Canners gloves are a very very thick latex glove used in the commercial food prep industry. With the cotton gloves on under them you can turn 30 butts and never get burned.
Slip them off and use when you need to turn again.
Bill Napper. Team Cook "JoeJo's BBQ"
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