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Old 10-03-2012, 09:08 PM   #31
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I use a home made pork puller. It will do a ten pound butt in 15 seconds
So I got that going for me. Which is nice.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:00 AM   #32
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My process probably takes too long, but I trim a pretty good amount of the fat first. I take each section individually, trim any fat, and give it a very coarse chop (1.5" by 1.5" or so).

I prefer plastic food service gloves and a cleaver when it comes to trimming fat. I can feel it with my hands and I can separate larger sections quickly with a cleaver.

Trimming does take me longer, but, for me, the coarse-chopping with a cleaver saves a lot of over hand-pulling with pvc/insulated gloves. I find hand pulling to be a little tedious. A few whacks with a cleaver, and boom, I've immediately got the consistency I want.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:47 AM   #33
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I use the bone I remove from the butt to cut the clod down to size and then I use my hands, that are in gloves, to finish the job. Works well for me.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:27 PM   #34
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I usually just do it with my bare hands a burn the hell out of myself in the process. I have used nitrile surgical type glove on occasions when I wasn't somewhere that I could wash my hands before and after. I don't use forks and I don't think I would like using gloves that were thick enough to prevent me from feeling where the fat is.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:16 PM   #35
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I usually start by dimming the lights, maybe lighting some incense, and putting on some slow music...
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:50 AM   #36
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I use two large forks. I think they are salad serving forks or something. They are like 3 times the size of a regular fork. They work great.

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Old 10-06-2012, 11:17 AM   #37
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I use my hands unless it's one of those North Carolina racing pigs. Then it's the chain and my old Jimmy pick up.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:25 AM   #38
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:34 AM   #39
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Best way to pull your pork is with your hands! Lmao
I use my hands, either with Steve's gloves or food handling gloves. I have seen the mixer method, and a company sells something similar to what Hunt in made. I like to use my hands so I can get most of the nasty fat out.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:06 PM   #40
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By hand, thin pair of food handling gloved only. I like to get the larger chunks of fat out by hand rather than shredding it all up together using bear claws.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:15 PM   #41
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The Ro–Man Pork Puller would be good to look into for pulling large amounts of pork butts. I also like the Meatrake!

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I frequently cook 20+ butts at a time and this thing saves so much trouble and time!
It seemed like a gimmick at first, but when I tried it....wow
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