I don't bother with rubbing before hand. Just another mess to deal with. I fire the smoker, then go in the house to trim and rub the meat while the smoker heats up. Nuff said.
18.5", 22.5" OTS
Large BGE (chambersuac's)
The Fiery Furnace (chambersuac's)
Big JT's Smokin' BBQ Competition Team