I think I'm getting the hang of this smoking stuff and getting the hang of this site! I am still frequently confused on the acronyms that are used here and I couldn't easily find a thread or sticky that explained these but I'll figure them out over time or just ask for things I don't know.
I was at the store today and saw chuck on sale so I picked up a nice looking 2 pounder:
I made a proprietary rub using various ingredients from a dozen or so other rubs that I thought looked good. ended up with this:
2 brown sugar
1 chili pepper
1 dry mustard
1 dried onion
1/2 black pepper
Looks like this rubbed:
Wrapped it and it's resting in the cooler till tomorrow late morning. Then I'll be building a wood fire and smoking till about 165 then foil and braise till 205.