Where's the membrane?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by babyback, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Ok, so I have purchased BBs a few times now, and I have yet to remove the membrane. I have looked but never did find anything that resembled the membrane from all the pictures I have seen. All the BBs I have bought up till now have been fresh in a Styrofoam tray. After cooking, there is no sign of a membrane either. I guess I am trying to figure out if the membrane is easy to spot if it is still on the ribs. Any advice would be appreciated.

    I bought my first cryovac BBs a couple of days ago. When I flipped them over, they didn't appear to have a membrane either. These are the Swift brand from Costco. Anybody know if the membrane is removed from these before packaging? Also noticed a strong smell when first opening the package, I understand that can be normal as long as it goes away after a few minutes.[​IMG]
     
  2. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    If you've looked at the pics and don't recognize a membrane , then it may well have been removed . For kicks and giggles , try working a spoon along the backside of a mid rib bone under what you find. If it's there it'll lift up and pull away , if not it's been removed. [​IMG]

    The cryo-smell from what I've read , should rinse away when you rinse the ribs.
     
  3. cbucher

    cbucher Meat Mopper

    On ones I have bought, sometimes it is already removed and sometimes not.
     
  4. A couple of the bones are completely exposed, so I assume there is no membrane...
     
  5. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What he said.
     
  6. nick

    nick Meat Mopper

    Of the last 20 rack I bought, maybe 5 still had the membrane intact.
     

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