i've tried them all.. oils work. Mustard works.. the bacon fat idea sounds good. what i do is prep the ribs and season side one.. light the smoker. once the rub has started to break down a little, flip and repeat. smokers hot - toss em on. i don't flip and rarely mop/spritz. i do foil tho.
ex-Stickburner converted to Backwoods gang (Gen2 Chubby and Party), UDS, Homegrown 250 gal Offset.