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Posted: 11/22/2012 9:35:10 AM EST
I love how the brass cleans up when wet tumbled in SS media, but how do you dry the stuff afterwards? I rinse in hot water then place in a colander on top of wood stove. Is there a better method?
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 10:15:58 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 10:22:50 AM EST
Cookie sheet in the oven at 250 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Do NOT use your wife's best Pampered Chef cookie sheets for this.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 10:29:55 AM EST
Brief spin in the media separator to get most of the water out, followed by a good outside wipe down on an old breach towel, then oven dry at lowest setting.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 10:50:03 AM EST
In a collander on top of the ourside part of the AC, also happens to be in the sun. Works best when the AC is running of course.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 11:18:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 11:18:20 AM EST by bags533]
I towel dry, ala like cleaning a bowling ball. I then put the brass on this, and place it out in the sun.

BTW: Not my foot.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 11:42:54 AM EST
I just spread them out on a boot tray on a table... Sometimes I'll point a fan at them.
Usually dry overnight...
If in a hurry... Spread out on a sheet on the shoe rack in the clothes dryer.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:02:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By xtreme762:

X2, dehydrator from harbor freight. I think it was around $20 and has 5 tiers. I think it dries within an hour and a half. Definitely dry before the next batch finishes tumbling.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 3:56:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 3:56:38 PM EST by RLR350]
Same as above......

Harbor Freight Dehydrator

This and a timer. I put brass in in for about 15 minutes, shake it to roll the brass around a little, then leave it on for another 45 minutes or so. Deprimed brass dries pretty quick. If the old primer is still in it takes a little longer. If you loosley fill the trays instead of packing every piece of brass possible in every tray the brass dries much faster.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:03:51 PM EST
Get a dehydrator with a fan, it will dry the brass in about a half hour.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:47:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 5:48:30 PM EST by dryflash3]
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:04:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By dryflash3:

Harbor Freight dehydrator takes about a 1/2 hour if these are your only cases. Costs about $25.

99% of the time I dry my rinsed brass with a towel and place them in a pan and they dry overnight.

If it's summer, the sun will dry them in about a 1/2 to 1 hour.

How many 300 BLK can you stick in the HF dehydrator? looks like 4 or 5 hundred?
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:22:13 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:13:33 PM EST
As mentioned earlier by dryflash3, I also dry the outside of my brass with a towel prior to putting in the dehydrator. I forgot to mention that part earlier. It does seem to make a difference in the "Bling" factor.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 2:11:03 AM EST
Originally Posted By bags533:
I towel dry, ala like cleaning a bowling ball. I then put the brass on this, and place it out in the sun.


BTW: Not my foot.

BTW: How do you get the ugly black spots off the case shoulders??LOL?
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 2:46:17 AM EST
You had me going there for a second.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:57:12 AM EST
I shake them in a towel for a few seconds and then dump them in the vibratory tumbler with clean corn cob for 30 min. Works better than anything I've tried so far and leaves no water spots.

Link Posted: 11/23/2012 6:34:52 AM EST
I do it different ways
-oven dry on 200F for 10-20 min, it darkens the bling back down though
-towel dry and set on a pan, set pan on roof outside of kitchen door, sun does the job, in the winter/rain I set the pain on the kitchen floor in front of the vent on the bottom of the fridge that blows warm air softly. (save this for bed time and pick them up in the am)
-i have a couple plastic trays with mesh bottoms for small batches, put in trays, set window box fan between 2 chairs horizontal, set tray on top.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 6:41:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 6:59:24 AM EST
I use a heat lamp that I use raise my butcher chickens and turkeys in the spring only problem now is their out with our wiener pigs. That's what ya get when ya marry a country girl

Seriously heat lamp shade with red heat lamp bulb drys large batches fairly fast if I pat them dry first
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