This is a good, sweet brisket rub that you will need only one measuring cup for. Of course, you can adjust the heat by using mild or hot chili powder.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: Makes 1 2/3 cups
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup salt (coarse salt works best)
1/3 cup paprika
1/3 cup chili powder (choose a hot or mild powder depending on your tastes)
1/3 cup ground black pepper
Mix ingredients and pack firmly around brisket 12-24 hours before smoking. Wrap in plastic wrap or place in a large plastic bag. This rub can be stored for several days, but after a week or two the brown sugar will crystallize.