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Title: Hoses....
Post by: Jeff M on March 08, 2013, 03:15:18 AM
So drying out hoses seems to be the bane of my freaking existence.   how do people handle this? every time we let them dry they seem to come out with spots on the inside of the house etc, which i can only assume is not very good.  We have a bottle cleaner that has a nipple that fits into hoses so we manage to get high pressure into our hoses and we sanitize the hell out of them, its just getting them dry in the end.

JEff
Title: Re: Hoses....
Post by: Alewyfe on March 08, 2013, 03:25:24 AM
Air compressor works great
Title: Re: Hoses....
Post by: Jeff M on March 08, 2013, 03:29:01 AM
You know, when i put this up i knew someone was gonna say that.  My reply to you is thus. Id rather be buying brewing gear that i will get more use and enjoyment out of then what seems like a 1 trick pony.  Thanks for the advice tho, i will definatly consider it!

Jeff
Title: Re: Hoses....
Post by: tygo on March 08, 2013, 03:36:50 AM
My advice is don't worry about it.  Rinse them well, hang them to dry, and sanitize before using, and you'll be fine. 
Title: Hoses....
Post by: cheshirecat on March 08, 2013, 03:44:25 AM
My advice is don't worry about it.  Rinse them well, hang them to dry, and sanitize before using, and you'll be fine.

+1 and change the cold side hoses every couple months.
Title: Re: Hoses....
Post by: Alewyfe on March 08, 2013, 04:36:00 AM
You know, when i put this up i knew someone was gonna say that.  My reply to you is thus. Id rather be buying brewing gear that i will get more use and enjoyment out of then what seems like a 1 trick pony.  Thanks for the advice tho, i will definatly consider it!

Jeff

Wouldn't suggest buying one, but lots of brewers are DIYers and have stuff like that....
How about a hairdryer and a funnel....
How about attaching one end to the ceiling fan and using centrifugal force.....
Com'on now, you're a HOMEBREWER for heavens sake!
Title: Re: Hoses....
Post by: Jeff M on March 08, 2013, 04:37:02 AM
LOL, i will find a creative way to fix my issue and report back!
Title: Re: Hoses....
Post by: Alewyfe on March 08, 2013, 04:40:23 AM
LOL, i will find a creative way to fix my issue and report back!

I'll be pulling for you....we're all in this together ;)
Title: Re: Hoses....
Post by: gsandel on March 08, 2013, 04:49:04 AM
I also use an air compressor, but didn't buy it for brewing.  I also use the air compressor to clean out my grain mill, and blow liquid out of my herms coil and wort chiller.  It is now indispensable during my brew day.

When doing things away from the compressor, clean, rinse and hang, sanitize before use.
Title: Hoses....
Post by: ajk on March 08, 2013, 01:51:48 PM
Use softer water, a cleanser that contains a chelator (like PBW), rinse with something like StarSan (which is a mild acid), or some combination of the above.  I use water from my Culligan softener and rinse with StarSan.
Title: Re: Hoses....
Post by: Jimmy K on March 08, 2013, 01:59:31 PM
My advice is don't worry about it.  Rinse them well, hang them to dry, and sanitize before using, and you'll be fine.

+1

+2
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Post by: hubie on March 08, 2013, 02:48:09 PM
I rinse them in StarSan and hang to dry.  Blowing them out with a hair dryer or air compressor I would be worried about traces of oil from the compressor or who-knows-what coming out of the hair dryer.  If you're worried about getting the water out of the hoses, you could pour a little rubbing alcohol through them to get the residual water out.
Title: Hoses....
Post by: denny on March 08, 2013, 03:13:45 PM
LOL, i will find a creative way to fix my issue and report back!

I'll be pulling for you....we're all in this together ;)

Hey, can women use that phrase?  ;)
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Post by: beersk on March 08, 2013, 04:13:54 PM
LOL, i will find a creative way to fix my issue and report back!

I'll be pulling for you....we're all in this together ;)

Hey, can women use that phrase?  ;)
As long as she knows how to use duct tape.
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Post by: gmac on March 08, 2013, 05:03:16 PM
I say "Broses before..."
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Post by: Alewyfe on March 08, 2013, 06:18:50 PM
I come from where all the children are slightly above average. Red is just spittin' distance across the border
and duct tape actually comes in a variety of colors because the "women" folk use it for everything.
We carry a roll of the stuff in our cosmetic bag since the TSA has banned flying with razors.

Don't mess with me Denny & Beersk
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Post by: bazowie on March 21, 2013, 06:00:53 PM
So drying out hoses seems to be the bane of my freaking existence.   how do people handle this? every time we let them dry they seem to come out with spots on the inside of the house etc, which i can only assume is not very good.  We have a bottle cleaner that has a nipple that fits into hoses so we manage to get high pressure into our hoses and we sanitize the hell out of them, its just getting them dry in the end.

JEff

I take them outside and swing them over my head at warp speed :o, other than that I have the same issue.
I would blow them out with my air compressor but that would be quite unsanitary.
I will sit and listen to others and see if I can glean some better responses than mine.
Title: Hoses....
Post by: denny on March 21, 2013, 06:14:00 PM
I just blow through them to get the water out.  May be unsanitary, but I'm gonna sanitize them before use anyway.
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Post by: bazowie on March 21, 2013, 06:14:47 PM
I just blow through them to get the water out.  May be unsanitary, but I'm gonna sanitize them before use anyway.

True that!!
Title: Re: Hoses....
Post by: klickitat jim on March 22, 2013, 04:54:15 AM
Blowing pushes bad stuff in. It would be better to put one end in a bottle of vodka and suck till you don't see spots.

Sorry, I couldn't help myself. I personally follow the 'don't sweat it' method, and star san on brew day.

"Freedom is temporary unless you are also Brave!" - Patriot

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Post by: bboy9000 on March 22, 2013, 05:04:36 AM
I come from where all the children are slightly above average.
Are all of the women strong and the men good looking?
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Post by: kylekohlmorgen on March 22, 2013, 12:20:06 PM
I say "Broses before..."

^ good stuff.

I dunk/spray my hoses with a little star san before hanging them up to dry. The acidic cleaner helps rinse the water (and its minerals) out so hard water spots don't form.
Title: Re: Hoses....
Post by: beersk on March 22, 2013, 02:06:19 PM
My advice is don't worry about it.  Rinse them well, hang them to dry, and sanitize before using, and you'll be fine.

+1 and change the cold side hoses every couple months.
This is what I do. Hosing is cheap. If you have any question about your hosing, replace it. It's not worth losing a batch over.
Title: Hoses....
Post by: kgs on March 28, 2013, 04:17:58 PM
I shake them and then hang them over a hook or doorknob or towel rack.
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Post by: morticaixavier on March 28, 2013, 05:30:20 PM
So drying out hoses seems to be the bane of my freaking existence.   how do people handle this? every time we let them dry they seem to come out with spots on the inside of the house etc, which i can only assume is not very good.  We have a bottle cleaner that has a nipple that fits into hoses so we manage to get high pressure into our hoses and we sanitize the hell out of them, its just getting them dry in the end.

JEff

I like to take the hose outside and hold it by one end while whipping it around my head as fast as I can. Switch ends and repeat. This will get very nearly all of the water out.
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Post by: thatgeekguy on March 28, 2013, 05:35:08 PM
Air compressor is very unsanitary, open the drain valve on your compressor tank if you have one and see the glorious crud that comes out....  :o