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Old 02-05-2011, 10:33 PM   #1
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Alright guys, just a quick question for all of you pros.

How does everybody dry their hoses after cleaning? Do you get water spots once dry? What's the secret?

Also, suggestions on dryin the inside of auto siphons and bottle fillers?


Thanks for the brains ahead of time!

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Old 02-05-2011, 10:43 PM   #2
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Blast everything with hot water, then drench with StarSan. Let things dry as best they can, then hit with StarSan next time you use the items.

Water spots and moisture in tubing, nothing to worry about in my opinion.

Good to go.

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Old 02-05-2011, 10:52 PM   #3
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Thank man. That's what I've been doing buy just wanted to check and see if there was anything different y'all did..


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Old 02-06-2011, 01:40 AM   #4
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Wash, rinse, and hang to dry. Like SKMO said...just sanitize before you use and your golden.

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If you want a fast dry, whip the hoses around over your head - just watch out for when it hits you in the face. I tried the whip method and decided it was not worth the effort.

And don't do it next to the valuable stuff on the shelf!

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After I get the tubing and autosiphon clean and rinsed, I run a little distilled water through them so they dry with no spots - not really necessary, but I just don't like spots.

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Old 02-06-2011, 02:07 AM   #7
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If you want a fast dry, whip the hoses around over your head
It makes a REALLY cool sound when you do this.
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After brewing I rinse my hoses with tap water then hang them to dry. They don't fully dry out before the next time I use them. I always run a fresh batch of star san through them again just prior to using each time.

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It makes a REALLY cool sound when you do this.
IMHO this is the only way to do it. You beat the water into submission and it flees your hoses.
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IMHO this is the only way to do it. You beat the water into submission and it flees your hoses.
I like to see if I can give the cat a quick shower with the water coming out of the tubes. Bringing new meaning to 'brewhouse efficiency'.
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