While I lived in Texas, I studied barbecue. I'm not just talking about eating it. I studied it, it's a complex art that involves more than just meat and fire. I worked at one of the Texas Hill Country's finest barbecue establishments. I started as a server and eventually worked my way up assistant pit master. When I moved back to Oregon I brought this with me. This is a rub that me and one of my co-workers spent months back in the day perfecting. Either at home on my smoker, or at the pit this rub has won the hearts of many! It also goes great on ribs as well! Hope you guys like this.