Ok, so while new to smoking, I use rubs often with my meat grilling. I have always used the same rub, a very basic rub, because it has gone so well on whatever meat I have put it on. Just made a Beer Can Chicken last night with it, fantastic. Anyway, i use it on my ribs, chicken, and pork whenever I grill. My question is, although there are a million rubs, and experimentation is the key, am I missing anything vital in my rub, a staple per say, that I should be adding? Although I love this rub, if I can add a few more ingredients that will help my pork shoulder this weekend on the smoker, I will add them. So what say you all? What should I add to my rub if anything? My rub recipe is: 1/4 cup of Dark Brown sugar 1/4 cup of Hungarian Paprika 1/4 sea salt 2 tblspns of black pepper mix together well. Thats it, nice and simple. What do you think?