Well, I guess it's pretty much not a secret anymore if I blast it here.  Without going into specifics, this recipe is one used by a famous local BBQ place. 

In case you didn't already know, dry rub is the keystone to most smoked meats, especially ribs, pork butt, brisket, chicken, and much more.  I made some ribs this past weekend using this recipe and about 6 hours of smoke, and they turned out amazing!

For sweetest flavor, I use either cherry or apple wood chips when smoking meat with this rub.  So here's the recipe that will cover about 10 pounds of ribs.  I usually double this recipe and keep it in a shaker or air-tight bowl so I will have some ready to go for next time.

1/2 cup paprika

1/4 cup kosher salt finely ground

1/4 cup sugar

2 tbls mustard powder

1/4 cup chili powder

1/4 cup ground cumin

2 tbls ground black pepper

1/4 cup granulated garlic

2 tlbs cayenne

There ya have it folks.  Happy smoking....meat that is.