I like no sugar rubs on ribs and usually do at least one that way each cook. I guess if there was a difference i didn't really notice it too much. My go to rub for ribs is 1 cup of kosher salt, half cup brown sugar, half cup raw sugar and one cup of other spices, so it's about a third sugar. I put a low to medium amount on cuz of all the salt. Not close to caking it on.
Landarc , in your honor I just went to the store and got the ingredients for your pig honey. I have it made up all ready. My ribs have been on for three hours now. So how do I use the stuff? Spray it in the exhaust hole like you mentioned or put it on as a glaze at the end or both?