The best bark I have had was on brisket in Lockhart, Texas. Kreuz's rub is mostly salt with cracked pepper and what looked like a small amount of paprika and garlic powder. Not any sugar in there at all as far as I could discern. Smitty's bark might have been a bit better and tasted very similiar.
I have no way of knowing for sure, but I belive the secret is more in how they smoke meat than the rub itself.
Jim - Another transplanted Texan
Former KCBS CBJ
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