View Full Version : Help! membrane on or off these baby back?!?!

Plaid Palace
12-29-2012, 12:48 PM

12-29-2012, 12:51 PM
What membrane?

12-29-2012, 12:52 PM
I'm a huge believer in removing the membrane off the back of ribs. It's simple, only requires a butter knife, a paper towel, and a bit of elbow grease.

I think you'll find the tenderness of your ribs will improve significantly if you give this a shot.

Happy Smoking!

Plaid Palace
12-29-2012, 12:54 PM
So I'm guessing you are saying it is not there?

12-29-2012, 12:55 PM
Looks like it's already removed. I'm seeing this a lot lately.

12-29-2012, 12:55 PM
take off.

12-29-2012, 12:58 PM
Looks to be removed.

12-29-2012, 12:58 PM
I pull it off after the cook it's much easier and it keep s you bones moister. That rack already has it removed.

BBQ Bandit
12-29-2012, 01:01 PM
May be already off - however have used a spoon to gently scrape off the thicker white fat (upper portion shown) above in your original picture.

Ole Man Dan
12-29-2012, 03:30 PM
Its already BEEN REMOVED.
Sometimes you'll find some without membrane...

12-29-2012, 03:54 PM
Missing in action, I have found that a lot lately, especially ribs from Sams.

12-29-2012, 04:36 PM
Yep - it's gone.

12-29-2012, 04:43 PM
If the membrane were still on, it would look like a thin, milky "skin" that you could get under with a knife, and lift. Looks like you got ribs already de-membraned.


Plaid Palace
12-29-2012, 04:44 PM
Seems like some of you were confused. I was asking if the membrane was on or off this rack of ribs. It was a quick post, looking for a quick reply.

These ribs were from Prairie Farms but purchased from Piggly Wiggly. Are more and more places taking the membrane off of ribs now?

12-29-2012, 04:48 PM
The membrane is off. Lately all my ribs come like this..........really helps when I'm preparing them and had a few :oops: You're good to go