Would like to know how many people remove the membrane on ribs ? I personally never do it anymore, Years ago I cooked about bunch of ribs and had friends over, half I removed the membrane the other half I did not . I did half in a sweet sauce and the rest in a little more spicy sauce. I ask my friends grade these on tenderness and flavor and see which one they liked the best . Little did they know I was actually testing to see if they could tell a difference with the membrane left on. Little to my surprise no one noticed the membrane being left on. The only negative feed back I got was the spicy lovers thought the sweet sauce was too sweet and the sweet lovers thought spicy was too spicy. So all in all my test was a success. Before someone ask half of each kind was removed.