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How to remove BB rib membranes...

I see this question asked from time to time and thought I'd repost this. It's from Randy Price (AZRP on the old forum) and it works great. No paper towels needed! I don't do ribs often, but I have used this method and it really does work. Sooo much easier than any other way I've tried. Thanks, Randy!

http://www.greeneggers.com/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&func=view&id=697455&catid=1

I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Michael 
Central Connecticut 

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  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,494
    I've been around awhile and have never seen this. Thanks Carolina for posting and AZRP for documenting the technique. I will definitely try this on the next rack of ribs I cook.
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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 11,220
    Wow!  I have got to try that!  Thanks for sharing.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

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  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,540
    I never understood the big mystery about removing the membrane after learning all you have to do is grab the end with a paper towel and pull.

    For those that don't understand, just try it sometime.

    But a worth while link to check out I guess.
  • GrillmagicGrillmagic Posts: 1,581

    it is also easier when then ribs are at room temp


    Dimondale, Michigan XL BGE
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,035
    I never understood the big mystery about removing the membrane after learning all you have to do is grab the end with a paper towel and pull.

    For those that don't understand, just try it sometime.

    But a worth while link to check out I guess.
    i think its just a small learning curve, the first few rib cooks, then you never look back. just grab and rip in seconds
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,714
    I never understood the big mystery about removing the membrane after learning all you have to do is grab the end with a paper towel and pull.

    For those that don't understand, just try it sometime.

    But a worth while link to check out I guess.
    I have tried it. Always seems too hard to get a good grip. I find this much easier. Then again, I do ribs about once every couple of years. And that was BEFORE my doc said that was too often! :)

     But whatever works for you. I just thought some would be interested.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 11,220
    I have used paper towels, but always tear the membrane.  I will always try new ways.

    I know most things, but not everything ;)
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • BotchBotch Posts: 10,958
    I trick I've learned is the membrane comes off much easier with the ribs at room temperature, rather than refrigerator-cold.  
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  • stompboxstompbox Posts: 729
    I will give this a shot.  There have been quite a few stubborn ribs with the paper towel method over the years.  Glad to see a new option to try.
  • bodskibodski Posts: 463
    Great tip. Thanks for posting.

    Cincinnati

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  • Sonny3Sonny3 Posts: 455
    Thanks for posting.  I have bookmarked that link for sure.
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 23,608
    As a back up for the really stubborn ones then grab your handy dandy catfish skinning pliers! Those are cheap if you don't already have a pair amongst your fishing gear.
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
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