I've smoked ribs about 6 or 8 times now. I'm pretty comfortable with the process; time, amount of smoke, meat prep. Now I'm struggling with the rubs. I've been winging/eyeballing it so far. Picking up little tidbits along the way. I tried a 9 to 1 black pepper/salt rub that had its merits but was too hot overall. I tried coarse and finely ground pepper. I know the standard is salt, pepper, onion, and garlic. I smoked a batch of ribs yesterday that came out far too salty. Looking for some help with proper ratios of seasonings. I need to find a good base to start with. Any help would be greatly appreciated.