I smoked baby backs today. I'd like to make a couple of shout outs.
I bought this book Low and Slow when I got my smoker and went through it. The rub recipes he gives are really excellent. Today we used the "rudimentary rub" which was paprika, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and cayenne, and it made an awesome bark on our ribs.
We buy BBQ sauce from Head Country Head Country in Oklahoma. I grew up in Oklahoma, but only discovered this long after I had moved away thanks to a recommendation from my mom. We've been ordering it by the case ever since. I like the spicy and the mild, but my wife thinks the spicy is too spicy. Good stuff.
The ribs today were fine with and without the sauce.