Drying syphon tubing - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Drying syphon tubing

Thread Tools
Old 10-30-2008, 07:39 PM   #1
Sep 2008
Posts: 10

How do you all dry your syphon tubing? Mine seems to stay wet forever even though I hank it up when I'm done.


Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2008, 07:41 PM   #2
shecky's Avatar
May 2008
Watertown, CT
Posts: 40,036
Liked 3756 Times on 3587 Posts

Just hang it up. I suppose you could blast it with a hair dryer or something, but what's the point? It's going to collect bacteria whether dry or not. Don't worry about it. Just make sure you sanitize it before you need it.

Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2008, 07:41 PM   #3
Kwanesum Chinook Illahee
ShortSnoutBrewing's Avatar
Oct 2007
Portland, OR
Posts: 3,213
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts

Not sure what "hank it up" means (maybe hang?) but I twirl mine around for a minute or two then just hang and air dry. Don't worry about the water spots. Just sanitize before use.

Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2008, 04:01 AM   #4
Oct 2008
Marquette, MI
Posts: 68
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

i hang it over one of the blades of my ceiling fan, plenty of height so that it wont touch the ground...(no, i don't turn the fan on in order to create enough force that will drive water out the ends)

Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2008, 05:20 AM   #5
Sep 2007
Charlestown, MA
Posts: 36

I whip both ends around over my head lasso style for a few turns, then hang it up in a U shape, open ends up on the shelf in the closet. I wedge the ends of the U into the boards on the shelf to keep them upright. This way, the evaporation can escape and the tube is usually dry in a couple of days.

Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2008, 05:59 AM   #6
Sep 2008
Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 364

I hang them on the neck of wine bottles in my wine rack. lol

In the lab we use compressed air to dry lines out quick.
6g Better Bottle: Belgian Abt 12 Style
Kegged: English Barleywine, debaniel's Bananas Foster
Bottled: Dude's Fat Tire Clone, Belgian Pale Ale, Orange Blossom Mead

Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2008, 12:44 PM   #7
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Feb 2005
Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,792
Liked 132 Times on 99 Posts

Hang it up over a hook...
HB Bill

Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2008, 03:37 PM   #8
Aug 2008
N.E. Indiana
Posts: 204
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

I have a pump for an air matress that has a fitting that is the perferct size for 3/8 inch hose. I blow all of the excess moisture out of it before I hang it up.

Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2008, 02:09 PM   #9
ScubaSteve's Avatar
May 2007
New Bern, NC
Posts: 3,677
Liked 83 Times on 57 Posts

North Carolina....come on and raise up....twist it around your head like a helicopter....

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cleaning/Drying tubing pgenius General Techniques 36 03-27-2013 02:20 AM
drying out tubing? kmudrick Equipment/Sanitation 23 06-17-2008 06:05 PM
Air in my syphon Wild Duk General Techniques 3 05-16-2008 10:18 PM
How the hell do you syphon? RJRobb2 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 27 02-12-2008 09:24 PM
pour vs syphon emmpeethree General Techniques 15 06-05-2007 12:44 AM

Forum Jump