I tried several diffrent rubs some bought and some I made up as I went along. The one I liked the best was a store bought with a little change rub Grill creations st louis style chicken and rib rub all over the chops. then coat one side with brown sugar or honey worked good to. Allow that to sit in the fridge over night or prepare in the morning for dinner on the same night. I used a mixture of smoke chips they were apple maple and hickory smoked them at 150f to 170f for one hour and then turned up the heat and closed the damper way down to hold in the heat and smoke until done. my wife and 25 of our friends loved them.