GAY The Useless Travel Thread

fly

Osharts 11
Oct 1, 2004
67,046
19,378
823
Marklar
46,624.23₥
Steam
mattressfish
How many slipped and went all the way in?
:lol: There were four small sinks that filled from a large vat off to the side. Then they continued on down the line where like 8 floor fans were hanging above the line to dry them as they went by.

I think it was Woodford that has next to no machinery to move the barrels. Other than the barrel elevator to get them to the top of the rickhouse, everything is manually pushed along tracks around the place. Like WTF.
 
  • Gravy
Reactions: HipHugHer

Jehannum

Eats bananas with the peel still on
Jul 24, 2013
31,334
31,629
723
Albuquerque, NM
Marklar
84,231.16₥
... in your butt?

:lol: There were four small sinks that filled from a large vat off to the side. Then they continued on down the line where like 8 floor fans were hanging above the line to dry them as they went by.

I think it was Woodford that has next to no machinery to move the barrels. Other than the barrel elevator to get them to the top of the rickhouse, everything is manually pushed along tracks around the place. Like WTF.
That's what people pay for when they buy woodford.

That extra schmutz from under the workers' fingernails really adds to the experience, MAN.
 
  • Gravy
Reactions: fly and HipHugHer

Mr. Asa

Extra Medium Tedium
Sep 27, 2012
45,325
18,057
473
Tampa-ish
Marklar
61,341.03₥
Steam
asastang
So it's crazy how needlessly manual everything is. We saw the MM bottling line, with four people hand dipping bottles. EVERY bottle you've ever seen had a human dip it into wax.
I saw something similar at work this past week. Lots of the machines were fairly new and automation was up to par, but tracking part lots was straight out of the 50s or 60s
 

APRIL

Feel Free to Pee on Me
Sep 30, 2004
101,294
35,846
1,573
Houston
Marklar
59,053.42₥
:lol: There were four small sinks that filled from a large vat off to the side. Then they continued on down the line where like 8 floor fans were hanging above the line to dry them as they went by.

I think it was Woodford that has next to no machinery to move the barrels. Other than the barrel elevator to get them to the top of the rickhouse, everything is manually pushed along tracks around the place. Like WTF.
Woodford was probably my favorite place to visit out of all of them. Full of history and beautiful photo ops... would hit again.
9231
 

fly

Osharts 11
Oct 1, 2004
67,046
19,378
823
Marklar
46,624.23₥
Steam
mattressfish
Woodford was probably my favorite place to visit out of all of them. Full of history and beautiful photo ops... would hit again.
View attachment 9231
I'm not a fan of Jack Daniels, but the Angel's Share tour was awesome and the tasting part was amazing too. They had other things to try that wasn't the flagship and I was blown away at how good it tasted.
I agree with both of these. Woodford's property was so fucking beautiful. But Jack actually had some of the best stuff to taste. Although the Makers Private Select was pretty damn good.
 

fly

Osharts 11
Oct 1, 2004
67,046
19,378
823
Marklar
46,624.23₥
Steam
mattressfish
There has to be a better way to make great bourbon. For example, throw charred staves in some sort of inert metal/plastic/smegma barrel. You still get the movement through wood without the gigantic waste of water. And if you use some sort of metal, you'll get faster temperature swings.

Obviously, it couldn't be called bourbon then, but there has to be some technology that we use these days for Christ's sake.

You're welcome to argue (and I'm sure you will) about how terrible my idea is, but you're missing the point. There HAS to be a better way.
 

tre

My favorite chef is Mike Rowave
Oct 15, 2004
24,590
16,249
473
igloo
Marklar
16,857.48₥
There has to be a better way to make great bourbon. For example, throw charred staves in some sort of inert metal/plastic/smegma barrel. You still get the movement through wood without the gigantic waste of water. And if you use some sort of metal, you'll get faster temperature swings.

Obviously, it couldn't be called bourbon then, but there has to be some technology that we use these days for Christ's sake.

You're welcome to argue (and I'm sure you will) about how terrible my idea is, but you're missing the point. There HAS to be a better way.
traditions forbid better ways
 
  • Gravy
Reactions: APRIL and wetwille

Jehannum

Eats bananas with the peel still on
Jul 24, 2013
31,334
31,629
723
Albuquerque, NM
Marklar
84,231.16₥
There has to be a better way to make great bourbon. For example, throw charred staves in some sort of inert metal/plastic/smegma barrel. You still get the movement through wood without the gigantic waste of water. And if you use some sort of metal, you'll get faster temperature swings.

Obviously, it couldn't be called bourbon then, but there has to be some technology that we use these days for Christ's sake.

You're welcome to argue (and I'm sure you will) about how terrible my idea is, but you're missing the point. There HAS to be a better way.
Who cares?

It's not like there's a great shortage of bourbon.
 

Jehannum

Eats bananas with the peel still on
Jul 24, 2013
31,334
31,629
723
Albuquerque, NM
Marklar
84,231.16₥
did I really?

I'm not saying there can't be a "better way" to make whisky, just that there's no point in doing it.

I'm sure they could write a dildocore web pisston that's entirely a switch case statement to monitor the osmosis through the barrels using an I'm-Very-SmartThings sensor and then change the hue of the lights on the outside of the factory, but as they say, necessity is the mother of invention, and there's no necessity here.