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Unread 10-27-2013, 01:09 PM   #16
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Like Bludog, I leave mine on as well and you would never know its there when you eat them. IMO, the necessity of removing the membrane is another BBQ myth up there with the necessity of cooking low and slow.
It's not a myth. I and many others remove it because we can tell the difference. It may depend on your source for meat, but the ribs I purchase have a thick membrane that cooks to the texture of Visqueen.
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Unread 10-27-2013, 02:04 PM   #17
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It's not a myth. I and many others remove it because we can tell the difference. It may depend on your source for meat, but the ribs I purchase have a thick membrane that cooks to the texture of Visqueen.
agreed. My first rack I did I forgot to remove the membrane. We could taste the membrane and at some points, had to pull it off the cooked ribs as it was still there and we were having a time chewing on it.
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I usually just use a butter knife to get under one side of it and grab a paper towel to hold on to it with and pull it across.
Yep. Just tear a piece of paper towel, start at the narrow end and it will peal right off.
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It is not a big problem to pull it off, just an unnecessary extra step in my opinion, and apparently others. I suggest he make up his own mind, try not doing it the next time maybe even cutting a slab in half, one with one without. I don't do baby backs so maybe they are different, he did not say what kind of ribs he was doing if it even makes a difference. I like cruncy peanut butter, my wife likes creamy.
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It is not a big problem to pull it off, just an unnecessary extra step in my opinion, and apparently others. I suggest he make up his own mind, try not doing it the next time maybe even cutting a slab in half, one with one without. I don't do baby backs so maybe they are different, he did not say what kind of ribs he was doing if it even makes a difference. I like cruncy peanut butter, my wife likes creamy.
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Even with what i posted, I totally agree with this. One of my favorite quotes, and one that has made a great difference in how I've lived my life, is from Gregory Batson - "What we mean by information — the elementary unit of information — is a difference which makes a difference". Try both. I just wanted to post what most of the people I'm aware of felt, that the texture of a retained membrane is QUITE unpleasant.
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Like the above, work from the middle, and use paper towels for gripping. Usually only takes a couple minutes to do three racks.
I work from a corner with a paper towel, never tried the middle.
I will be next time tho, thanks guys!
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I work from a corner with a paper towel, never tried the middle.
I will be next time tho, thanks guys!
The advantage is that that little flap one tries to grasp, working from a corner, is tiny. If one goes from the middle, one can enlarge what one is trying to grasp. Clumsy people like me need that advantage.
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I have nothing helpful but has anyone ever seen Melissa Cookston remove a membrane from ribs? It's amazing. She pokes a stick thru the middle and kind of grabs it and whips it around and it's off.
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I have nothing helpful but has anyone ever seen Melissa Cookston remove a membrane from ribs? It's amazing. She pokes a stick thru the middle and kind of grabs it and whips it around and it's off.
Watching women manipulate their world is my hobby. A woman's hands are amazing.
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Watching women manipulate our minds is their hobby.
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I meant what I said.
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I leave it on
ditto. i leave mine on also.it holds the meat together
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I use catfish skinning pliers to pull membranes
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I wear latex gloves and it works well for gripping the membrane and pulling. I think it's easier than the paper towel method.
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