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RE: A couple of distilleries in early April

"The Federal Standards of Identity for Bourbon stipulate what is and what isn't bourbon. For a whiskey to call itself bourbon, its mash, the mixture of grains from which the product is distilled, must contain at least 51% corn. (The rest of the mash is usually filled out with malted barley and either rye or wheat.) The mash must be distilled at 160 proof or less, put into the barrel at 125 proof or less, and it must not contain any additives. The distillate must be aged in a new charred oak barrel. (Most often these barrels are white oak, but they can be any variety of oak.)" Another interesting tidbit is that Scotch whisky is traditionally aged in used bourbon barrels. This is for three reasons: First, there is limited if any oak available for making barrels in Scotland. Second is that new barrels impart an astringency to the whiskey/whisky. Third, bourbon has to be aged in new barrels, so they can’t be reused for bourbon.
jkwilson 12/06/19 10:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A couple of distilleries in early April

If you are going to Jack Daniels in Lynchburg, them a MUST see is George Dickle outside Tullahoma. Daniels is a huge industrial manufacturer, Dickle is a small exibition of the art of whisky making as it should be. And one sip will make you a true believer. This is NOT a true burbon, as that can only be a product of Burbon County KY, but instead is a true Tennessee sipping whisky. A distillery tour in Kentucky is a real experience not to be missed in you are in that area with a bit of time. Some of the distilleries are beautiful places to visit. Bourbon can be made anywhere in the US. Very little is made in Bourbon County. Evan Williams began producing bourbon in Louisville at the first commercial bourbon distillery. Anderson County, Jefferson County, Nelson County, Franklin County, Marion County, and others produce the most famous brands like Wild Turkey, Beam, Buffalo Trace, Heaven Hill, Makers Mark etc.. Jack Daniels could be called bourbon if they chose to label it as such. I’m related to the Ripy family that founded Wild Turkey in Anderson County and have family in every county I mentioned above. The Bourbon Trail is a great way to spend a couple of days!
jkwilson 12/06/19 09:53am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV storage - how much room is needed?

I wouldn't waste the time and money if you are not going to use it as a garage. My opinion is that there in more damage to an RV during hot summer months than cold and darker winters. My trailer is indoors whenever it is not in use. I put down marker tape on the floor for guidance when backing in so that the trailer is located where I want it. The idea of a larger door is good so that you can make the fine adjustments with little interference with traffic. Couldn’t agree more. You will pay for leaving the rig outside in the summer with increased maintenance and reduced resale value.
jkwilson 12/01/19 05:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV storage - how much room is needed?

You should be good for backing with the width of the road available to. If you need more space to get things straight, you may be able to put a culvert in the ditch across the road to allow you to pull forward further once you are in the driveway. If you want to be able to put slides out inside the shed, you are going to eat up your space fast. You’ll have to park 4ft off the wall to clear the poles.
jkwilson 12/01/19 07:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Can't get 12v power and boondocking

I think you need to get some help. Brake lights on the trailer, the actual trailer brakes, and the charging circuit are separate circuits. Where do you have a 30A breaker tripping on the road?
jkwilson 11/28/19 09:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Your first post on the forum

Sometime back in how things have changed. Here you go
jkwilson 11/22/19 01:06pm Around the Campfire
RE: Indianapolis

65 or 69? What kind of hookups?
jkwilson 11/15/19 10:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Alternator

Frank, I just have to ask why you care? If you are hoping to use it to recover the battery in a TT or other, this is usually a lost cause because of the required cable length and weight. If you hope to use it to supply power when stationary, that is an all around bad idea for so many reasons. Matt Not to mention most of the power it produces goes to running the truck.
jkwilson 11/13/19 11:41am Tech Issues
RE: Dirt

We bought an Astro turf entry mat when we had a pop up. That got moved to the trailer and we bought another for the camper. Floors look not too dirty, but I dump the Astro turf mat about once a day. Forgot a few days when we were camped at a sandy place. I think I had enough to fill a sand box. That captures it near the door, so I hear you about sweeping. We have throw rugs we use for warmth underfoot, and they can be washed. Brian We have the AstroTurf too. Best thing I’ve found. Been thinking about adding another to have one at the top and bottom of the stairs.
jkwilson 11/12/19 02:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sale of Direct TV to Dish TV

Streaming doesn't work very well without good internet. DSL is sometimes OK if it doesn't rain. Cable only goes to the city or in town and no company has cell service everywhere. Many of us have no cell service at all. I'm lucky that I have it in one room. How would rain affect DSL?
jkwilson 10/25/19 09:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Slow/ No Cranking

I have a battery boost that will connect my house batteries with the engine battery but it doesn’t help. I’ve also tried jumper cables. Usually when boosting doesn’t help, it’s the starter or cables.
jkwilson 10/25/19 04:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Can't get 12v power and boondocking

Battery disconnect switch? On my rig, only the jacks and smoke/CO detector will work if the disconnect is off.
jkwilson 10/25/19 03:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Slow/ No Cranking

12.6V is on the low side. A load test would be useful. Does jumping or using a boost charger on it help speed up the cranking?
jkwilson 10/25/19 03:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Sale of Direct TV to Dish TV

I was reading some investor news a month or two back discussing how badly AT&T screwed up when they bought DirecTV. IIRC, they’ve lost something like 5 million subscriptions between it and U-verse since they bought it for $49 billion. Opinion was it was the worst possible investment at the worst possible time. Conclusion was that consolidation of the satellite business with Dish is virtually inevitable. If regulatory hurdles can’t be overcome, both may flame out since the subscriber pool is dwindling for both.
jkwilson 10/25/19 03:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winter Camping - Golf Cart

If you keep the batteries fully charged they will be fine outside. If they discharge, they can be damaged by cold temperatures.
jkwilson 10/15/19 04:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need a forum that specializes in RV frige repair (Dometic)

Watch the videos on RV Refrigeration you’ll know as much as a typical tech.
jkwilson 10/15/19 10:58am Tech Issues
RE: How to eat a onion ring

A good onion ring will not separate the onion from the coating like a bad onion ring will do. Bad onion rings are not worth eating. If the onion separates from the coating, send them back and get the fries. X2
jkwilson 10/12/19 08:21am Around the Campfire
From the mouths of babes...

Grandkids on fall break this week. Sitting by the campfire with hot chocolate after s’mores. My 8 year-old granddaughter said “Pappaw, if I was retired I’d do this every night.”
jkwilson 10/11/19 06:32pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Wave 6 heater

The problem with a small heater trying heat a cold camper is that every part of the camper and everything in the camper takes a lot of heat to warm up before the air can get where you want it. Once the camper is warm, results will probably be more acceptable.
jkwilson 10/06/19 01:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Charging Problem?

Breakers are generally chosen for the wire size that they are protecting. Going to a larger breaker defeats the purpose and creates a fire risk. That said, it’s not impossible that a smaller breaker than what the wire can handle was used. You’ll have to look at the wiring and determine an appropriate breaker or upgrade the wiring to handle a larger breaker. Is the breaker a factory part? Seemsodd that the output of your converter is protected at a lower current than the converter can provide. When the batteries get low enough, the converter is going to try to send enough current to charge them and you’ll see just what you are seeing.
jkwilson 10/04/19 08:22am Fifth-Wheels
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