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Old 04-02-2009, 01:49 PM   #1
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What's the best way to dry hoses? After using on brewday, etc., I will soak them in PBW and rinse, then hang them in the garage. They seem to stay wet on the inside for a fair amount of time. I don't think I've had problems yets, but it's one more level of consistency I'm shooting for. Thanks.



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I always grab one end and swing 'em around my head (seriously) so that as much of the water gets out of 'em as possible.

I'm not talking like you're trying to whip someone to death... just enough to keep it in the air so the centrifugal force drains the hose completely and then I hang em in my basement where it is a little less humid then my garage.

Seems to work.



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Some people also use an air hose to blow them out if you have one available. i do not and do the swinging like a rodeo cowboy method.

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yee haw! the cowboy method works great!

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+1 on the cowboy method. YEEEEEEEEEE HAAWWWWW!!

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I use it a punishment for the old lady when she is feeling in the mood. Fun and effective.






No, I just swing it around a few times to get the water out.

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I always grab one end and swing 'em around my head (seriously) so that as much of the water gets out of 'em as possible.

I'm not talking like you're trying to whip someone to death... just enough to keep it in the air so the centrifugal force drains the hose completely and then I hang em in my basement where it is a little less humid then my garage.

Seems to work.

I do the same thing. Make sure you make the Whup! Whup! Whup! Whup! helicopter sound when you're doing it.

Oh and remove the quick disconnect body.... Seems the extra mass will overcome the fitting and ....well...... let's just say I'm lucky it didn't hit a window....
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Thanks all! Who knew, but the 'cowboy up' method appears to be an overwhelming majority. Someone needs to make a smily like that.
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i leave all my hoses and tubing submerged in starsan. in the past i've had mold grow inside from prolonged air drying. Submerged i avoid that.



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