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Edmonton: Claws for pulling pork?

milobloom_yxd Oct 3, 2011 03:02 PM

Hey all,

The subject sounds a bit painful, but I am looking for a local source of "claws" for shredding pork (aka pulled pork). One can find them online easily enough (photo attached) but I don't really have time to order online. I have checked BBQ Country, Lowes, Rona, and even the Bosch Kitchen Centre with no luck. Has anyone seen these in a store in Edmonton?

thanks in advance,

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    nsstampqueen RE: milobloom_yxd Oct 4, 2011 07:29 AM

    Try Home Outfitters - they have lots of gadgets, I think I remember seeing these, but they may also have been strange salad servers instead.

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      milobloom_yxd RE: nsstampqueen Oct 4, 2011 06:50 PM

      Thanks nsstampqueen, I'll check them out. They still might work in a pinch. :)

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      Scary Bill RE: milobloom_yxd Oct 4, 2011 09:43 AM

      You have some already, they're called "forks". Or if you really want to get into it, you can use "hands". The "pro's" use the latter, often wearing rubber gloves.

      Why have another piece of unnecessary junk in your utensil drawers?

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        sbp RE: Scary Bill Oct 4, 2011 09:47 AM

        I have these, and they DO serve a purpose forks do not. They make it much easier to pick up a 10 pound pork shoulder that's been smoking for 10 hours and is nearly falling apart. Turkey too. I consider the shredding part just a bonus, but it is also easier to do with something hefty.

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          Scary Bill RE: sbp Oct 4, 2011 09:50 AM

          Just use a removeable roasting rack that splits in the middle. More stability and easier to use with any large hunk o' meat.

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            sbp RE: Scary Bill Oct 4, 2011 12:02 PM

            To me, THAT'S the unitasker. And you can't pick up the hot metal rack with your bare hands. So you need oven mitts, too.

            I can use the claws to reposition, flip it during smoking, tear off a bit of bark, chase the kids. Also, I don't need oven mitts to remove the top grate of the smoker, since I can lift the grate up with the claws.

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              Scary Bill RE: sbp Oct 4, 2011 04:20 PM

              And you can be Freddy Krueger on Halloween.

      2. anonymoose RE: milobloom_yxd Oct 6, 2011 01:33 PM

        Your meat claw made it into a Chow article! Looks like Amazon has it.

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          computermike RE: milobloom_yxd Dec 6, 2011 03:11 PM

          Try the http://www.porkpuller.com/

          The website will make your eyes bleed but the tool is the best for pulling pork if you have a lot to do. I have the claws but find they give me blisters if you are doing morethan 20 lbs or so. My last batch was 80 lbs. :)

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            milobloom_yxd RE: computermike Dec 6, 2011 05:31 PM

            80 lbs, seriously? Wow. Please PM me your address the next time you're cooking so I can umm, make sure that this tool works as advertised. Yeah, that's it. ;)

            I bought the claws online, didn't have any luck locally.. I'd need a considerably bigger smoker (or more of them) to do the kind of quantity that would require the drill-operated equipment, I think, but the video is pretty damn impressive.

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