My name is Hook. My parents named me Lew but everyone calls me Hook. I don't know any of you well enough yet to tell you why.
Anyhow, I've been a fan of barbeque for as long as I can remember. Must have gotten it from my mother's Texas side of the family. Living in Utah, my life had been pretty much "real" Q free until the last few years when we've gotten some pretty good spots (by Utah standards.)
Have a New Braunfels offset. Used it with less than spectacular results. My Cookshack 50 has changed my batting average around in just the two loads I've done in it so far.
Good to meet you all. It's a pleasure to be part of such a pleasant group.