Well, he and I were discussing what we would eat on Christmas day and he suggested ribs. Yummy! My husband and I split duties when it comes to smoking meats. I'm in charge of perfecting the "prep" and he's in charge of the smoke.
In my pursuit to find the perfect rub, this is what I ended up with. This rub is so delicious, in fact, that I have quit using barbecue sauce all together (however, that is my next endeavor - homemade barbecue sauce)! I found this recipe online but it's been a few years and I can't remember who it came from...sorry.
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup paprika
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
And that's it! It really is fantastic! So much better than anything you can buy in the store. It will work on all kinds of meat, too.
And this would make a nice gift for the Grill Master in your life, also. Be sure to include the recipe because once it's gone, they're gonna want some more!