I did not use the celery salt (I don't like it) but followed the recipe otherwise. My BF liked the finish sauce and the ribs were tender, but the rub was way too spicy for either of us. I cooked 4 racks of spareribs and had enough rub for another 3-4 racks. Likewise, with the finish sauce, after using on the ribs I had enough to fill a 24oz ketchup bottle (which I will use on other BBQ). I think the spices of the rub and the tartness of the finish sauce don't compliment each other... I would have liked something just a little sweet to offset the spice, the apple juice was not enough.