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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Up until three weeks ago I was removing the entire silver skin on my st. louis ribs. i smoke between 125-300 racks of ribs a week, so this was taking up alot of my time in the mornings. So I started slicing in between each rib where the silver skin is. No Customers have even notice, and I actually find them more juicy. Just looking for any info on removing the skins or if any one else is slicing like I have been.
post #2 of 13
Glad its working for ya! im just surprised cutting between each bone is faster than pulling skin. Ill have to give er a try thanks
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
ya. im probably shaving off an hour or prep in the morning. maybe im just not that good and peeling them. but my ribs often come in pretty frozen or half frozen. and I typically prep (rip.rub) all my ribs upon arrival and smoke what i need daily.

Look forward to hearing what you think of the slicing method, and if it alters your end product noticably.
post #4 of 13
In your case you have to go with the speed method. Thats 42-43 racks a day. Holy crap. Way to go.
post #5 of 13
I've never pulled the membrane, always sliced it. There are some that actually like peeling that off and eating it (I caught h*ll once for taking it off a customer's rack!). Same way with the trimming (skirt steak). To some that's the best part; I've always eaten them with it on and enjoyed it as much as the rest of the meat.
post #6 of 13
I concur. I like tearing it off with my teeth. Rawr!
post #7 of 13
I pull it off. Save my time by not trimming them SLS. Spares is good enough for me. PDT_Armataz_01_28.gif
post #8 of 13
I have ditto fireguy! Thanks for the tip!
post #9 of 13
If you ever find a fast way let us know. I feel like I do it pretty quickly, but it still isn't a speedy process by any means.

There has been more than one occasion that when I had a lot of racks to do that I seriously considered using a wire wheel on a drill. PDT_Armataz_01_05.gif

That many racks and the customers not complaining, I wouldn't change a thing.

Maybe offer the option of having it removed for an extra buck a slab. PDT_Armataz_01_28.gif
post #10 of 13
Catfish skinning pliers work great for pulling the membrane off ribs.
post #11 of 13
heh, they make pliers for that???

I always used snap-on and nails for our catfish. I'll have to look into that. Do they work any better?
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 

thanks all

thanks for the posts. gave me the insight i needed!

Time to pull out some ribs and fire up the smoker.
post #13 of 13
Had to look them up , this is one pair.
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