membrame on babybacks

Discussion in 'Pork' started by ga.rick, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. ga.rick

    ga.rick Smoke Blower

    probably a dumb question, but i was wondering do you pull the membrane of off babybacks like you do spareribs and is the smoketime about the same ? i would also like say that i realise that experience is the best teacher , but the info i get from reading all you guys post is invaluble thanks so much.
  2. I pull the membrane off and usually smoke them about an hour less than spares.
  3. scpatterson

    scpatterson Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Membrane off and about a 5 hour smoke for me
  4. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Whenever you have a membrane on meat you always want to remove as much as possible, it doesn't render or break down. I haven't smoked bb's yet so I can't answer the other question.
  5. I always remove the membrane. Do this while the ribs are still cool. If the ribs are at room temp, they get slippery and removing the membrane then is problematic.
    It doesn't hurt to leave the membrane on, but it is easier to eat the ribs with the membrane removed.
  6. When I did my BB's (for the first time) for fathers day i pulled the membrane and went with the 2-2-1 method and my wife enjoyed them but I think that they cooked longer than I wanted.....Next time I try them I am going to go with 90m-90m-45m and then take a temp and see

    Hope that helps
  7. mikey

    mikey Smoking Fanatic

    Just as a reminder, there are 2 membranes. Just remove the outer one. If you remove the inner one, off go the bones.
  8. slanted88

    slanted88 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    What Mikey said....Now get after it!
  9. coyote-1

    coyote-1 Smoking Fanatic

    Those membranes and 'silverskins' should come off ANY meat you ever prepare, to whatever degree possible.
  10. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes I too pull the membranes off the babybacks that I smoke.
  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just get rid of that stuff. It will just make the ribs alot tuffer and not as good. Pull tugg tear or cut it get it off the ribs.
  12. tn_bbq

    tn_bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Your new recipe sounds about right. I'll usually go 3-1-1 with good results. I also like to put in a bit of apple juice and sauce when foiling.

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