swift BB ribs membrane

Discussion in 'Pork' started by flyhigh123, May 17, 2010.

  1. flyhigh123

    flyhigh123 Smoke Blower

    I went to costco and bought a 3 pack or ribs. The outer packaging says "swift". I'm assuming that's the meat company they came from.

    ANyways, I get to prepping the ribs and I cannot seem to remove any membrane from all 3 ribs.

    Is it possible that swift normally removes the membrane? I tried and just couldnt find anything to peel back....
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Some companies do remove the membrane but I don't know which ones do it.
  3. daddyzaring

    daddyzaring Smoking Fanatic

  4. oregonsmoker

    oregonsmoker Fire Starter

    I am glad you asked this question! I always buy the 3 pack of BB's from Costco and always try and remove the membrane but there just isn't any thing to get a hold of and I was wondering if it hadn't already been removed. Definitely will be waiting to see what kind of replies you get!
  5. diesel

    diesel Smoking Fanatic

    I never remove the membrane. I have been using the Swift brand from Costco for around 10 years. It will come off after cooking anyway. The only time I remove the membrane is on Beef ribs. Just my opinion.
  6. flyhigh123

    flyhigh123 Smoke Blower

    well, if they do, its another good reason to buy from them!

    the ribs came out great and i didnt taste any membrane on it after cooking...
  7. fourthwind

    fourthwind Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I found a few racks lacking the membrane that I bought from Costco.
  8. daddyzaring

    daddyzaring Smoking Fanatic

    Wow, that was a quick response. Apparently the do remove it for Costco. Here is the reply I got.

    Last edited: Jul 5, 2010
  9. smokey paul

    smokey paul Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Costco meat has been the best i have had... 18Yrs I had a Costco near by...but now it is 200 mi to the nearest one so we have to go to Safeway, Smith's, WAlly world or Sam's...
    Have not found the same meat Quality and price is a big problem...
    Glad to hear that Costco get their BB with out as i do not remember removing the membrane on mine... O well every 3-4 mo we go to Costco and BUY $200-$300.00 of meat and other stuff we like there.
  10. flyhigh123

    flyhigh123 Smoke Blower

    wow... that's great! i'm only buying my ribs from them...

    they were really meaty too!

    the price was $2.99 which is a good price...
  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now I haven't seen any ribs of any kind come with the membrain removed but it would be nice thou. I don't or haven't benn into a costco in years but I might have to soon and see.
  12. rc1991

    rc1991 Smoke Blower

    Well am I glad you asked that question because I too buy my ribs from Costco. I spent about 10 minutes looking for a hand hold in what turned out to NOT be the membrane.[​IMG] That is really good to know! Thanks for posting!!
  13. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They all should sell them w/out membrane, dome of us are just paying for something we won't eat.
  14. flyhigh123

    flyhigh123 Smoke Blower

    agreed! saves a bit of time on prep work and it just feels like a higher quality product....

    i wonder if they remove the membrane off the cosco spares...
  15. joet

    joet Newbie

    I thought I was the only one having problems with the membrane.

    Thanks for asking.
  16. i had that problem yesterday, i was pulling and pulling and pulling and nothing coming off.  I was so mad.  Ill tell you thank God for SMF where else would you get this info
  17. THANK YOU!!! Ive been trying to get the membrane off the last 15 minutes. Come on here and find out swift removes the membrane for Costco.....awesome.....
  18. burksmoke

    burksmoke Smoke Blower OTBS Member

    Nice Info.!  Wish we had a Costco here.  Seems like someone should look into altering the genetics of hogs so that the membrane would be missing from all of them!  Just saying...

  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Shhhhh, not so loud!

    They will do it, but then if we eat meat from those hogs, we grow a third eye, on our forehead!

  20. Just opened and prepped a 3 pack of Costco St Louis style ribs. All three had their membrane on them. Very easy to remove however.

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