Entered a cook off with a good buddy - it was thru his church but it was really serious. This was the 6 th year it has been put on. There were local celebrity judges and it was a blast even though I had the smallest smoker haha. I know it's not the size of the smoker but how you use it! There were 16 entrants and we got 4th in ribs with my recipe. Thing is I have done better lol. Anyway I use a cherry cider soak before rubbing them down with my rub, and do a 2-2-1 method to smoke them. My question for everyone is - what is your "go to" rub? I need to change my rub up a bit. I don't see myself being a competition guy (it was really fun though) - just looking for a little more flavor. Also I typically use hickory. Thanks in advance!