For the Brine:
Combine all ingredients, except the beef, in a pot and bring to a boil; let boil for five minutes.
Remove from heat and let stand until room temperature.
For the Rub:
Combine all ingredients in a sauté pan and toast over medium heat for one minute or until fragrant.
Grind, coarsely, in a spice mill or clean coffee grinder.
Reserve for use.
For the Beef
Place your beef ribs in a plastic or glass container and cover with the brine; be sure the ribs are fully covered.
Place the beef in the refrigerator and let it sit in the brine for 8 days, stirring daily.
Remove the beef from the brine and rinse under cold water, pat dry.
Preheat your smoker to 250 degrees.
Generously season all sides of the beef ribs with the prepared rub.
Place ribs on the smoker, fat side up, and smoke for 6-8 hours or until you have an internal temperature of 200 degrees.
Remove from smoker and let rest for 30 minutes.
ENJOY your hard work!