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Re: Hoses....
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2013, 11:18:50 AM »
I come from where all the children are slightly above average. Red is just spittin' distance across the border
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Re: Hoses....
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2013, 11:00:53 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.

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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.
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« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2013, 11:14:00 AM »
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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Re: Hoses....
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2013, 11:14:47 AM »
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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Re: Hoses....
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2013, 09:54:15 PM »
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.

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Re: Hoses....
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2013, 10:04:36 PM »
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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Re: Hoses....
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2013, 05:20:06 AM »
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.
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Re: Hoses....
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2013, 07:06:19 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.
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.
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« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2013, 09:17:58 AM »
I shake them and then hang them over a hook or doorknob or towel rack.
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Re: Hoses....
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2013, 10:30:20 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

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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Re: Hoses....
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2013, 10:35:08 AM »
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
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