If you're stuck with the unfortunate task of removing the membrane yourself, a certainty if you're shopping at Costco or BJ’s, get ready spend some time getting that membrane off. Here is how I'd recommend you do it. Once the membrane is off, you're ready to prep your ribs for the smoker!
To prepare the smoker for use: I use oak and hickory wood in the smoker and, under the grate, I keep a pan filled with beer to keep the smokers moisture content high.
1. Add a generous amount dry rub to the ribs.
3. Every hour, baste the ribs. I make a 50/50 mixture of beer (I used Pabst) and white vinegar and add it to a spray bottle. That’s an easy and efficient way to apply it. This adds flavor, and again, keep the ribs moist.
But Neil? What if I don't have a smoker?
Baby Backs are so easy to work with, you don’t have to smoke them. Just adding a dry rub and grilling over medium heat for 40 minutes (20 min per side) will give you an awesome meal.