I have smoked a couple of briskets, and (directly related to all of the great info on this site) they have turned out really good. I have used the following rub both times: 1/2 cup paprika 1/4 cup Kosher salt 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup cumin 1/4 cup chili powder 1/4 cup fresh cracked black pepper 2 Tbsp cayenne pepper It has a nice flavor and produces a good bark, but it is a little bit spicy and my kids (and wife) aren't the biggest fans of the heat. I am cooking another brisket in a week so I want to try a different rub that isn't spicy. Obviously, I can play around with the amounts of ingredients in the rub that make it spicy, or I can just do salt and pepper as some here advocate. But I wanted to see if someone has a good brisket rub that they would share that has a good flavor without bringing the heat. Thanks! This community rocks!