Smoking a whole hog and need to find....

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by nascar_in_tx, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. nascar_in_tx

    nascar_in_tx Fire Starter

    Hey All,

    Been a while since I've posted up here. This past Fourth of July I went to a friends lake house outside of Ft. Worth and we smoked a whole hog, it was great. What was not so great was we pulled it with our bare hands. That was HOT...

    At home it's just the wife and I so I never do huge junks of meat, much less whole critters, so it's never been an issue.

    We're going back up to our friends for New Years weekend and they have secured another hog and want a repeat performance. All the neighbors and friends will be there (out in the country, so not MANY

    What I would like to know is where to find A: Bear Claws and B: food safe Rubber Gloves.

    I could be off on the name Bear Claws, it's been a while since I've seen a show where anyone has used them, but if that is not the correct name then essentially what I'm looking for is something that we can use to Pull the meat. I know I can use forks, etc.... But I'd like something that makes the process as fast and easy as possible.

    Get the food on the serving plates as fast and hot as possible is the idea...Last time was not bad, but it Could be better... :)

    Thanks in advance

  2. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Bear claws are ok. I have a few sets for when we do festivals. The big difference makers are the insulated gloves. We now have a few sets of these and they do a great job in preserving our flesh.

    Lowes Home Improvement also has some insulated gloves from Butterball that work well too.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2011
  3. nascar_in_tx

    nascar_in_tx Fire Starter

    I'm interested, if I order tonight any idea what the possibility is of having them in Houston Tx 77064 by 12/29?

    Thanks for the reply
  4. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Since they would be in-state for you, I would imagine it wouldn't take too long. You could always hold off on ordering them and call them tomorrow instead and find out.
  5. nascar_in_tx

    nascar_in_tx Fire Starter

    Oh, guess I was not paying close enough attention, thought you were selling them. I will wait and check with them tomorrow, but I like the looks of the gloves and assuming I can get them in time will order them.

    Any recommendations on the Bear Claws?
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I'm not sure about the bear claws and where to find them but the gloves I do where you can find some. If you have a northern tools they carry some food safe gloves I bought mine there. Heck you might even be able to find some bear claws there to. Theydo have a food section I just have never wanted any bear claws.
  7. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    I got ours from Amazon.
  8. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

  9. johnnie walker

    johnnie walker Smoking Fanatic

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  10. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I got a pare of claws around here some where I never use them I had better result's with my own hands. I do wear gloves,and I don't pull right out of smoker I let my PP rest first, but its not a whole hog aether

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