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Title: drying out tubing
Post by: flbrewer on January 12, 2014, 09:01:11 PM
Does anyone have a tip on fully drying out plastic tubing? Mine always seem to stay wet for a long time and eventually just leave water spots.
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: morticaixavier on January 12, 2014, 09:13:50 PM
Does anyone have a tip on fully drying out plastic tubing? Mine always seem to stay wet for a long time and eventually just leave water spots.

I take then outside and gold one end while I twirl the tube around my has as far as I can. gets most of it out. Others use air compressor. Also figure out how to hang them to store.
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: Stevie on January 12, 2014, 09:33:51 PM
Hanging uncoiled works for me.
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: speed on January 12, 2014, 09:40:23 PM
if you gold one end it must be a pretty expensive hose ;)
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: morticaixavier on January 12, 2014, 10:09:01 PM
if you gold one end it must be a pretty expensive hose ;)

damn tiny keyboards.
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: dkfick on January 13, 2014, 01:03:06 AM
I just hang them on the corner of some shelves.  There happens to be a drain in the basement floor directly below.
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: ajk on January 13, 2014, 01:05:24 AM
I make sure to rinse it in soft water and then StarSan. Seems to keep the spots away, even if I just let it drip dry.
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: fistfullofhops on January 13, 2014, 01:25:57 AM
I hang mine as well to store.
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: reverseapachemaster on January 13, 2014, 03:12:20 AM
I practice my whip techniques.
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: dkfick on January 13, 2014, 03:13:11 AM
I practice my whip techniques.
Do you wear a planting pot on your head and yell "You must whip it!"?
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: Jeff M on January 13, 2014, 03:20:32 AM
I practice my whip techniques.
Do you wear a planting pot on your head and yell "You must whip it!"?

+~
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: mattspiro on January 13, 2014, 07:28:01 AM
I blast air through mine with a scuba tank.
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: klickitat jim on January 13, 2014, 11:27:15 AM
Has anyone tried CaCl?
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: reverseapachemaster on January 13, 2014, 03:41:30 PM
I practice my whip techniques.
Do you wear a planting pot on your head and yell "You must whip it!"?

Of course. Then my wife yells back, "Whip it good!"
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: euge on January 13, 2014, 04:50:14 PM
Rinse extremely well immediately after use. Then whip and hang...
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: denny on January 13, 2014, 04:50:47 PM
Hanging uncoiled works for me.

THIS^^^^
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: Joe Sr. on January 13, 2014, 08:42:01 PM
Hanging uncoiled works for me.

THIS^^^^

Me, too.  I've done the spinning it over my head thing recently, but it just doesn't seem necessary.
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: Slowbrew on January 13, 2014, 09:19:26 PM
I hang it all on the end of a set of steel shelves.  Drips out and dries out nicely.

Paul
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: morticaixavier on January 13, 2014, 09:23:28 PM
Hanging uncoiled works for me.

THIS^^^^

Me, too.  I've done the spinning it over my head thing recently, but it just doesn't seem necessary.

well sure, it's not necessary but it's fun!
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: Joe Sr. on January 13, 2014, 09:38:42 PM
well sure, it's not necessary but it's fun!

My neighbors already look at me askance.

Especially when I'm weighing out 4 lb bags of DME on the back porch.  Really, it's DME.  Nothing going on here.
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: Jeff M on January 14, 2014, 02:17:21 AM
Hanging uncoiled works for me.

THIS^^^^

Me, too.  I've done the spinning it over my head thing recently, but it just doesn't seem necessary.

well sure, it's not necessary but it's fun!

Its all fun and games spinning the hose over your head till you bash yourself in the head with a SS camlock.  Owie!
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: el_capitan on January 14, 2014, 02:20:01 AM
I too often employ the "whip and hang" method  ;D  Glad to hear I'm not the only one. 

Now for the real question - how do you guys store your autosiphon?  I have a racking cane attached to the output end of mine to keep the end rigid and under the liquid when racking.  Works great, but there's just no good way to store that beast. 
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: morticaixavier on January 14, 2014, 04:06:29 AM
I too often employ the "whip and hang" method  ;D  Glad to hear I'm not the only one. 

Now for the real question - how do you guys store your autosiphon?  I have a racking cane attached to the output end of mine to keep the end rigid and under the liquid when racking.  Works great, but there's just no good way to store that beast.

oh that's easy. I 'store' my auto siphon on the ground in the backyard wherever my three year old drops it. I gave that to him a while ago cause it just wasn't worth the trouble in my mind.
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: klickitat jim on January 14, 2014, 06:12:28 AM
I'm much more organized that mort. I keep mine in a box with other stuff I never use, like 1000ml flask, a floaty thermometer, etc
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: el_capitan on January 15, 2014, 03:09:23 AM
You guys are hilarious.   ::)  Although I can relate to the floating thermometer and some other junk.  My 1000 mL flask was gathering dust for years until I recently scaled back my batch size.  Now it's just right. 
Title: Re: drying out tubing
Post by: james on January 15, 2014, 06:40:48 AM
The 1000ml flask is good for a step if you slant/freeze yeast