Alton Brown's equation for a good basic rub. He uses a quart Mason jar with two seals to mix and store the rub. One lid is the cover and the other has holes punched to make a shaker. Note the recipe is actually measured in parts, but in order for the zaar software to read it I inserted cup measurements. You can make as much or little as you want by using parts, i.e. part = 1/4 cup. That's what we do, otherwise I'd need another flour container. Now this recipe is not for the actually cooking of the meat. That is left to your creative juices.