I bought the sauce and rub recipes the other day and I whipped up a batch of the rub tonight. I can't wait to try it! It tastes really good just eating some of it straight out of your hand. The thing that impressed me the most with the flavor of the rub is the fact that you can taste every flavor you expect in a rub, but no specific flavor is overpowering. That balance is going to really taste good after several hours in the smoker. Balance along with complex flavor is what separates a gourmet food from good food. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate this weekend so I can try it.