Remove membrane after smoking?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by 3montes, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have always had trouble removing the membrane from my spares. Usually have to fight it little pieces at a time. Someone suggested that if you do it after somoking them it peels right off. Anyone tried this?
  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Never peeled it after a smoke, seems like it might have an effect o rib bone pull out and flavor penetration, whether it be smoke or rub or sauce.
  3. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I think it just kinda crumbles if you try afterwards.
  4. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If cooked right, theyr'e shouldn't be much membrane left to pull....
  5. bbq addict

    bbq addict Smoke Blower

    If you can get a little bit started, use a bit of a papertowel to grip the slippery stuff. It should pull a lot easier!
  6. jocosa

    jocosa Meat Mopper

    Sometimes it comes off for me in strips, other times I get the whole thing at once...

    I have a small pair of needle-nosed pliers reserved for pulling rib membranes off... [​IMG] Just another q-tool.
  7. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Yep , ppr towels and a butter knife , or spoon to get things started and help around the stickey spots , It's easier if you trim the spares first ,but either way I like to get that membrane off before I cook 'em [​IMG]

    Ps. There are two ' ish membranes [​IMG] The top one should come off in one piece or close to it , looks like a solid peice of film over the bones. Some butchers do remove it before packaging [​IMG] , the second one ( usually comes off in pieces ) does not need to be removed as it just cooks away to nothing [​IMG]

    About 4:45 into this vid showes membrane removal . You do not need to cut them up if you don't want to , just showing how the membrane should come off. Hope this helps [​IMG]
  8. roscoe dog

    roscoe dog Fire Starter

    Get a pair of the catfish skinning pliers.

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