very nice lookin ribs, and I like the ice cream idea too. I aint fond of raisins, but if there is rum in there, I'll eat anything!
The honey idea is a great one. I have used it on a few occasion after the ribs are done. I seen a rib competition show one time that a guy made a glaze out of honey and other stuff. After the smoke was doen, he would stack the racks on top of each other after dripping the honey concoction all over them, then foil the whole 5-6 racks together, and rest before cutting and turning in. They won the comp with that process. I have duplicated it a couple times, but I wasn't as fond of it as he was, it was too sweet for me, but I guess some judges like it.
Now as far as the membrane thing. There are alot of guys on this site and others who struggle with membrane. I hate having it on my ribs,might as well have a summer sausage casing on it!
Alot of guys start at the end and play with pliers, paper towels, ice picks,suction cups, and tow trucks. I showed Richtee my favorite( and only ) way to do membrane.
Start in the middle of the rack, I'm no physics professor, but it makes better sense. I use a fork, not a special membrane fork, or space age kevlar composite, curved or teflon coated, just a fork, outta the silverware drawer next to the spoons and butter knives. Take the fork, and turn it on it side, and slide 1 tine under the membrane along a rib bone near the middle of the rack. Push it in as far as it will go, and lift up with the point of the tine on the bone. This gets ya started. Then lower the angle angain, and push farther in, and repeat. Soon you will have a little tunnel that you can slip your finger into, without the fork. continue working the membrane off the ribs, and worming the finger farther across the rib section till you reach the other side. Now just lift straight up slowly and deliberately. you will be suprised how much of that membrane you will get off in one piece. If it is scored alot buy the production butchers, it can be a little tougher. Spares are always harder to do than Baby backs. I can get the membrane off baby backs in 20-30 seconds per rack. Try it and see if it makes a difference!