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Where's the membrane?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Ok, so I have purchased BBs a few times now, and I have yet to remove the membrane. I have looked but never did find anything that resembled the membrane from all the pictures I have seen. All the BBs I have bought up till now have been fresh in a Styrofoam tray. After cooking, there is no sign of a membrane either. I guess I am trying to figure out if the membrane is easy to spot if it is still on the ribs. Any advice would be appreciated.

I bought my first cryovac BBs a couple of days ago. When I flipped them over, they didn't appear to have a membrane either. These are the Swift brand from Costco. Anybody know if the membrane is removed from these before packaging? Also noticed a strong smell when first opening the package, I understand that can be normal as long as it goes away after a few minutes.confused.gif
post #2 of 6
If you've looked at the pics and don't recognize a membrane , then it may well have been removed . For kicks and giggles , try working a spoon along the backside of a mid rib bone under what you find. If it's there it'll lift up and pull away , if not it's been removed. icon_smile.gif

The cryo-smell from what I've read , should rinse away when you rinse the ribs.
post #3 of 6
On ones I have bought, sometimes it is already removed and sometimes not.
post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
A couple of the bones are completely exposed, so I assume there is no membrane...
post #5 of 6
What he said.
post #6 of 6
Of the last 20 rack I bought, maybe 5 still had the membrane intact.
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