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problem with my ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by funk, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. funk

    funk Smoke Blower

    picked up two slabs of spare ribs at walmart and I tried to get the membrane off, but could not do it.  This is the first time this has happened to me.  I usually use a fork at one end to loosen it up and take a papertowel to grab the membrane and it usually comes off nice and easy.  I ended up just taking a fork and lightly scrapping the membrane off each rib.  Will the membrane cookoff over the next several hours?
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    No the membrane will not cook off. But I have seen ribs with the membrane already pulled off now. I'm trying to remeber if it was Wally World that someone said it was already pulled off or not. I guess it will still be one of lifes great wonders.
  3. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have had a few ribs that the membrane was already pulled.  It drives you nuts for a few minutes until you discover that someone's done it for you.
  4. funk

    funk Smoke Blower

    Just discovered I had a senior moment (not close to being a senior).  I should have used my UDS but instead I pulled out my WSM 18.  Got it all heated and ready to go.  Pulled out the ribs and the two slabs are to big.  Had to dig and get my rack out and wrapped them around to fit.. do not like using racks and prefer to lay them flat.  Hopefully the day gets better.
  5. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

     I hope you learned your lesson!

    I've had spares come with the membrane removed but never back ribs, wonder why..
  6. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Let us know how it turns out, with Qview of course.
  7. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    i just got done getting 2 racks of babybacks ready for tomorrow and they didn't have the membrane on the back. this was the first time i have found this! was very greatful though,made my job easier!!!
  8. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL... well all things considered having to choose between a WSM or a UDS, could be worse. Could be like all those folks who boil and oven their ribs with liquid smoke... heh-heh.