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Offline Jeff M

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« on: March 07, 2013, 08:15:18 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.

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Re: Hoses....
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 08:25:24 PM »
Air compressor works great
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Re: Hoses....
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2013, 08:29:01 PM »
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!

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Re: Hoses....
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2013, 08:36:50 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. 
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2013, 08:44:25 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.

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Re: Hoses....
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2013, 09:36:00 PM »
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!

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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!
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Re: Hoses....
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2013, 09:37:02 PM »
LOL, i will find a creative way to fix my issue and report back!
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Re: Hoses....
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2013, 09:40:23 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 ;)
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Re: Hoses....
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2013, 09:49:04 PM »
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.
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2013, 06:51:48 AM »
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.

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Re: Hoses....
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2013, 06:59:31 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.

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Re: Hoses....
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2013, 07:48:09 AM »
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.

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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2013, 08:13:45 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 ;)

Hey, can women use that phrase?  ;)
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Re: Hoses....
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2013, 09:13:54 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 ;)

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Re: Hoses....
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2013, 10:03:16 AM »
I say "Broses before..."