I just put some Silvers (fresh) and Reds (frozen and thawed) into some brine to smoke. Before I did I tried to pull the rib bones out with pliers. For the life of me I could not get 99% of them out no matter what direction I pulled or how gently I tugged. They just kept breaking. I went ahead and put them in the brine in the hopes that after they break down a bit they will come out easier. Am I doing something wrong or do you actually take them out after the brine? Any advice?