I love Famous Dave's ribs and have tried this recipe a couple of times...here's the deal: the recipe tastes pretty close to the real thing...with one major exception...WAY TOO MUCH SALT. Skip all the salt in the recipe. Instead, sprinkle a bit of salt over both sides of the ribs and leave overnight at any point in the process before cooking. This will create a dry brine and leave you with moist ribs. The rub is otherwise excellent.