Silver Skin

Discussion in 'Pork' started by busters bbq, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. 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.
  2. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    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
  3. 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.
  4. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    In your case you have to go with the speed method. Thats 42-43 racks a day. Holy crap. Way to go.
  5. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.
  6. sea_munky

    sea_munky Smoke Blower

    I concur. I like tearing it off with my teeth. Rawr!
  7. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I pull it off. Save my time by not trimming them SLS. Spares is good enough for me. [​IMG]
  8. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have ditto fireguy! Thanks for the tip!
  9. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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. [​IMG]

    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. [​IMG]
  10. roscoe dog

    roscoe dog Fire Starter

    Catfish skinning pliers work great for pulling the membrane off ribs.
  11. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

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

    Time to pull out some ribs and fire up the smoker.
  13. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

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