I think I'm getting the hang of this smoking stuff and getting the hang of this site! I am still frequently confused on the acronyms that are used here and I couldn't easily find a thread or sticky that explained these but I'll figure them out over time or just ask for things I don't know. I was at the store today and saw chuck on sale so I picked up a nice looking 2 pounder: I made a proprietary rub using various ingredients from a dozen or so other rubs that I thought looked good. ended up with this: 2 brown sugar 2 garlic 1 chili pepper 1 dry mustard 1 dried onion 1/2 cumin 1/2 cayenne 1/2 black pepper Looks like this rubbed: Wrapped it and it's resting in the cooler till tomorrow late morning. Then I'll be building a wood fire and smoking till about 165 then foil and braise till 205.