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Old 02-09-2010, 11:04 PM   #1
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So...I just bottled a case of cider.

I had to buy new tubing for the job because my old tubing got all funky.

So....how do I dry out the tubing so it doesn't get funky?

 
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:06 PM   #2
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define "funky"

 
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:07 PM   #3
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spin it around, lasso style. Some folks shoot it with air. Never had an issue with tubing as long as you clean it out after each use.

 
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:18 PM   #4
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I do the lasso style sometimes but I always hang them on something so any leftover liquid can drip out. This is after I rinse and clean it out of course

 
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:36 PM   #5
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i spin half at a time to get most of the water out. i prefer to hang my vinyl vertically, to avoid the bend memory, but there is no safe way to hold them by the end.

 
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:00 AM   #6
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Alligator clip - Just solder or crimp a chunk of #12 copper wire and bend into a hook or ring or whatever. Then just hang them up on something.

They may dent the vinyl a little bit, but they won't have the pressure to cut it. I guess if it did you'd just have to cut 1/2" off your tube.

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Test tube clamp: You could bend it 90 degrees just before the jaws to get it to hang vertically. And they're less than $1.00 each with 12 or more...
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:02 AM   #7
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A good rinse with starsan will keep them from getting "funky" as they dry out.
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Old 02-10-2010, 01:04 AM   #8
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good thinking on the test tube holder.....

 
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Old 02-10-2010, 01:40 AM   #9
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Oh I rinse them like crazy....esp. my auto-siphon.....

 
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