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Elder Ward Rub

MantisMantis Posts: 8
edited 1:39PM in EggHead Forum
I ran out of my Dizzy Pig rub when I went to make some pulled pork so I used the Elder Ward rub from the recipe, which worked great. I have not yet placed my order for more DP and want to make ribs this weekend. I was wondering if anyone has tried the EW rub on ribs.


  • RhumAndJerkRhumAndJerk Posts: 1,506
    Absolutely it is great on ribs. It is still my first choice for Pulled Pork. Also, the rub that is listed in his brisket recipe is a can’t miss.[p]Try Ribs with yellow mustard and JJ’s Rub. For an even better treat lookup Cat’s Babyback ribs. [p]It is good to not forget some of the early classics from the forum.[p]Hope this Helps,

  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,971
    RhumAndJerk,[p]Cat's Ribs are THE BEST! I do them three of four times a year and they get rave reviews. A little extra work but well worth it.
  • J AppledogJ Appledog Posts: 1,046
    Sundown, I miss Cat! JCA

  • Z_EggineerZ_Eggineer Posts: 576
    Anyone have a link to Cat's ribs?
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,730
    edited June 2012
    cats ribs are really good
    3 fat garlic cloves, peeled 3 Tbscider vinegar
     1 Tbs kosher salt3 Tbspeanut oil
     1 Tbs black mustard seeds 2 tspground hot pepper (I use chipotle*) - this will make the ribs spicy; add more or less to taste
     12 juniper berries 3 slabs baby back ribs (1.5 to 2 lbs. each), membrane removed
     1 Tbs coarsely ground black peppercorns
     3 Tbs brown sugar

    The rub is best made with a stone mortar & pestle, but a small food processor can be used.
    Mash the garlic and salt into a paste in the mortar. (The salt helps the garlic break down.)
    Add the juniper berries and mustard seeds, crushing them as thoroughly as possible with the pestle.
    Add remaining ingredients and stir well to blend.

    the rub into the ribs at least an hour before cooking. Wrap in plastic
    and refrigerate. These don't need to sit overnight, but can be rubbed
    3-4 hours in advance.
    About 45 minutes before you plan to start cooking, place the ribs in the freezer (for maximum smoke penetration).
    according to your desired method. I do them over direct heat (with
    hickory and apple for smoke), dome temp of around 250, in a rib rack.
    usually take 3 to 3.5 hours. Midway through I rotate the rack, and
    flip the ribs if the end toward the coals is getting brown.
    Let them sit for 10 minutes before slicing.

  • Z_EggineerZ_Eggineer Posts: 576
    Juniper berries sound crazy!  That is what they put in gin, correct?  Are they dried or fresh?  What aisle to find them in?
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Juniper berries are amazing with any wild game. Duck is perfect with them. They don't have them in supermarkets here but they would be in the spice aisle. May have to go to a gourmet shop for them.


    Caledon, ON


  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    i bought a fistful (few ounces) at williams sonoma for 8 bucks.  then saw a giant 18os container at restaurant depot for six bucks or so. 

    i use them in pancetta, duck prosciutto variations, and in savory bacon. 
    plus, i crush a few for a martini garnish every now and then
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Maybe that's why I love you so. Wish we had RD


    Caledon, ON


  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    you can always just pick them off a cedar bush
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,730
    Juniper berries sound crazy!  That is what they put in gin, correct?  Are they dried or fresh?  What aisle to find them in?
    first time i made the recipe i picked them out of a bag of pickling spice, then i bought a bag from penzeys online
  • Z_EggineerZ_Eggineer Posts: 576
    Sweet, I just found a restaurant supply store by my house
  • And yes, that's one of the spices in Gin
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
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