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My Laziest Baby Back Ribs Yet

bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,161
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum

I started with Car Wash Mike's Ribs but I got lazy. I pulled membrane, dry rub (no mustard), put on grill bone side down, plate setter legs up, drip pan with some water at 250° for 5 hours, opened lid for the first time and painted a little BBQ sauce for the last 30 minutes. Pulled and rested for 20 minutes (drove to friends house) and all gone. Will do again.image

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,696
    Very nice.
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    I won third place with the same method. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • XLBalcoXLBalco Posts: 604
    edited May 2012

    i have done ribs a handful of times now and to be honest - i have only been able to peel off the membrane once.. every other time  i am apparently doing something wrong because it never works...  any suggestions?

  • SandBillySandBilly Posts: 227
    They look great. Did the edges burn where they hang over the edge of the plate setter?
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001

    i have done ribs a handful of times now and to be honest - i have only been able to peel off the membrane once.. every other time  i am apparently doing something wrong because it never works...  any suggestions?

    Start it with a butter knife. Once you get it started, take a few dry paper towels and grab the membrane then pull. The trick is to use dry paper towels. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • XLBalcoXLBalco Posts: 604
    thats what i did and cant seem to get it still.  it didnt want to pull at all.
  • alyndalynd Posts: 130
    The place I buy my ribs from sells them with the membranes already removed, maybe that's what you are buying without knowing it.  I called them up after the first time I bought from them to ask for tips on removing the membrane and they told me to stop trying because it had already been removed.  I felt pretty silly, but oh well.
  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,161
    Xlbalco, I also use a butter knife on the small end of the rib but I wind the membrane around the knife when I pull it

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  • XLBalcoXLBalco Posts: 604
    not sure but good point.. mainly buy them at costco
  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,161
    Sandbilly, the ends looked a little charred but nothing you could taste. I might put a little foil under just the ends next time

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

  • XLBalcoXLBalco Posts: 604
    ribs do look pretty darn good btw!
  • SandBillySandBilly Posts: 227
    edited May 2012
    I've had the same problem, ill try the foil.
  • spotco2spotco2 Posts: 61
    not sure but good point.. mainly buy them at costco
    Costco 3 packs already have it removed every time I get them
  • thats what i did and cant seem to get it still.  it didnt want to pull at all.
    There are actually 2 membranes. The one directly on the bone is white and the membrane covering that is clear and very thin. You only want to pull the clear. If your are digging your knife to the bone, you've gone too far and that membrane comes off in pieces and will wear you out. It's totally edible and not "pullable" so try to find a little spot where you can dig just the clear part off then grab that with a dry paper towel and the whole thing should come right off. Once you get it, it's easy. Took me a while to understand the mechanics (never claimed to be too bright) but now it's 10 seconds and done. 


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  • danv23danv23 Posts: 781
    Kroger has previously frozen baby backs for $2.99 a pound this week!  You'll have to pull the membrane on those.

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  • @XLBalco, I got a 3 pack of loin back ribs from Sam's Club and 2 of the ribs were with the membrane and 1 was without. I don't know how odd that is as it was my first time buying ribs.
    Kroger has previously frozen baby backs for $2.99 a pound this week!  You'll have to pull the membrane on those.
    I hate "previously frozen" anything. If it was ever frozen, give it to me frozen. If it was never frozen I want to try to cook it ASAP. If it ever gets frozen I want to take advantage by either stocking up, or thawing it at that last minute for freshness. You can't refreeze meat!

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  • XLBalcoXLBalco Posts: 604
    not sure but good point.. mainly buy them at costco
    Costco 3 packs already have it removed every time I get them

    that could be the issue!  lol
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