A different way to remove the membrane. Video..

Discussion in 'Pork' started by 3montes, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  2. duck killer 1

    duck killer 1 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    man! that guy made that look easy! i have always struggled with that. what is the paper towel method?
    thanx for posting that by the way!
  3. kulok

    kulok Fire Starter

    im liking that it a good way i think
  4. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here is a video showing the paper towel method. This is what I have always done with spares.
  5. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have never sen that way, but like it. I will try that next time, thanks for the link
  6. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i kinda do a variation of the two without the towel........
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I tell you he sure did make it look easy but I just grab it and pull and tugg on it and usually end up wth a paper towel, plieres, and anything else that I can use to yank off the membrane off. But it's never that easy.
  8. duck killer 1

    duck killer 1 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    learn somethin everyday... i have always done it the papertowel way except didn't use the towel... that makes it alot easier for sure!
  9. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I agree have never seen it that easy before. [​IMG] But then again I have never seen that much of a membrane on baby backs either. At least not the ones I get around here. Spare yes but not bb's. I have hit it close a couple times with spares where I get 90% of it in one pull with the paper towel but it looks like this guy hit it just right.

    With bb's I try it for a bit and get what I can but after that I usually just wind up scraping the blade of a butter knife back and forth across it which seems to get the majority of the unwanted. [​IMG]
  10. For sure I'm giving that a try next rack!
  11. rio_grande

    rio_grande Smoking Fanatic

    I have been doing a similar version of that for yeas but he is alot better at it than I..
  12. olecrosseyes

    olecrosseyes Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Always made sence to me to start in the middle. I have and was taught to start inside a couple bones from the end but his method seemed easer to me. Sometimes I have an issue but does come rather easy starting from the middle, even with my fat fingers! LOL!.
  13. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That Rocks! I will have to give it a go. I guess that about 50% of the ribs that I attempt to de-membrane, tear at the wrong place and give me grief. The paper towel sure helps.
  14. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    thanks for share
  15. phrogs4ever

    phrogs4ever Fire Starter

    I've been having such a hard time with the membrane on my babybacks that I'm starting to wonder if the ribs I get from Kroger already have the membrane removed. Maybe I'm fiddling with the thin liner behind the heavier membrane. I end up just slitting along the back of each bone and once between each bone. I'm firing up after I get home from church so I should have some results tonight.
  16. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    He does a good job but then again I haven't had much problem with the papertowel method. My meat cutter started getting them with the membrane already removed and that is a nice time saver on a big cook.

    I wonder how they do it at the packing plant when they are shipping them by the case like that...mechanically?
  17. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    interesting method,

    to be honest I dont have much of an issue getting the membrane off spares or bb's. i dont even need a paper towel.

    me removing one this am for todays bb's
  18. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I had seen a post on here to run the mambrane side under hot tap water for 10-20 seconds to loosen the fat that holds the membrane on then use the papertowel method. It worked real well,everything came off and easy to pull. After it was off I just ran it under cold water to bring the surface temp of the meat down.
  19. It's a very interesting concept, but I wonder just how many "takes" it took him do come up with the video we saw?

    It's been my experience that some membranes don't come off in one piece like that, but I'll try anything once. The paper towel method has worked well for me, too.
  20. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Man, I gotta try that. Paper towel works good, but that seemed really easy. I don't do bb's, but should work on spares. Will try next time for sure.

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