Silver Back

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 1ray, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. 1ray

    1ray Fire Starter

    How is the best way to get the silver back off of ribs?
  2. nedtorious

    nedtorious Smoke Blower

    Take a butter knife and work it under the silver skin, preferably on the corner, but sometimes its easier to go on top of a bone.  After you have loosened some of the skin, grab it with a paper towel and it should come off in one big piece. Some racks are easier than others! You can also smoke the ribs for 3 hours and then take the skin off, this makes it easier and the ribs retain more moisture, but you will have less flavor-full ribs. Hope this helps! 

  3. I always take the skin off, pretty much exactly like Ned explained.
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Get the tap water running hot..... run the water over the silver skin for a minute or two..... that softens the "glue" holding it to the meat.... when it is soft enough the silver skin just peels off real easy....... You will have to grab it with a paper towel....


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