This recipe originally started off as Alton Brown's "Who Loves Ya Babyback Rib's" recipe fro season 2, episode 27. (Yes, I am that much of a Good Eats fan). The original incarnations was good, but it was too salty. So I made some changes here and there and over the years I made a lot of tasty ribs, but I never really had a set recipe I followed. I would just dig around the spice cabinet and throw in what sounded good, following AB's basic formula. Fast forward to 2009 when Alton Brown published "Good Eats: The Early Years. When this recipe made the pages, he addressed the salt issue as well as his esoteric "jalapeno seasoning". So I tried the new rub recipe with some of my own changes that I have tinkered with over the years and actually put pen to paper to have something last longer than the ribs last on the table. I hope you enjoy my take on something that is already phenomenal. Oh, whenever I make ribs, it's always a group endeavor so I usually double AB's recipe. I also realize that the rub ratio is not the same as his original concept or is newest rub recipe, but I think that the flavor is great and you wont be disappointed.