Just thought I would share a recipe for my favorite bbq rub. I wish I could say I came up with it myself, but it comes form Mike Mills, 3 time champion of the International Memphis in May BBQ Cook-Off (otherwise known as the "Superbowl of BBQ")
It's called Magic Dust. I like to use this as a starting point and then tweak it to my own tastes:
Makes about 2 1/2 cups
1/2 cup paprika
1/4 cup kosher salt, finely ground
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons mustard powder
1/4 cup chili powder
1/4 cup ground cumin
2 tablespoons ground black pepper
1/4 cup granulated garlic
2 tablespoons cayenne
Mix all ingredients and store in a tightly covered container.
Mike says, "You'll want to keep some in a shaker next to the grill or stove. Keeps indefinitely but won't last long."
I have used to on Brisket, Ribs, Chicken and just about anyplace you might use salt and pepper - great stuff.