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Wanted to know what y’all do to dry the brass after wet tumbling, fastest most economical way.  TIA

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If it’s the right time of the year spread them out on an old sheet in the driveway. 

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I do the sun thing all the time but if you're in an absolute rush baking them on a cookie sheet works.

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Wanted to know what y’all do to dry the brass after wet tumbling, fastest most economical way.  TIA
CED brass dryer. works quickly to dry brass in 60 mins

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Cheap multi stack food dehydrator works fine.

 

If you want quick drying - dip the wet brass into a container of denatured alcohol to displace the water before drying. Optional, works fine without this step.

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The brass daddy by sgcbrass will separate pins from your brass then dry your brass in about 20 to 30min.

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Move to Florida.  We have a natural brass dyer built into the state 9 months out of the year.

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But that brass daddy looks awesome. I feel that I need one, I just hope the wife understands.

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38 minutes ago, dannyd said:

FART brass dryer works great 

That’s what I use when I clean in the winter. Works great!

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I got a used food dehydrator from Goodwill for $20. Since I usually tumble in the evenings after work, the brass usually hits the dryer by 8 and I turn it off when I go to bed at 10. Usually let them cool down overnight but when I have checked they are bone dry at about an hour or so.

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I dry brass in the oven at 250°. Usually 30 minutes is enough for pistol cases, sometimes I'll let it go longer for 223. 

 

Edit - a pizza pan with holes in it dries faster than a solid pan. 

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10 hours ago, stick said:

Move to Florida.  We have a natural brass dyer built into the state 9 months out of the year.

Nah ... Go the Las Vegas... 😃

 

 

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Fastest = food dehydrator / reloading company's brass dryer (same things)

Cheapest / easiest = leave brass out in the hot sun

Cheapest / fastest = leave brass in the car in the hot sun, especially if you have a hatchback for maximum sun exposure

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During the summer, set it on your AC unit.

 

All the other times, https://www.amazon.com/NESCO-FD-37A-Dehydrator-Speckled-Marbled/dp/B00CS5ZI6G/ref=sr_1_20?crid=2U89AWJNLOJQF&keywords=food+dehydrator&qid=1568155948&s=gateway&sprefix=food+deh%2Caps%2C167&sr=8-20 is cheaper than the reloading company rebadged food dehydrators.

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I hear clothes driers are the next big thing in brass drying...

 

I have to agree that the AC exhaust is a good idea.

 perhaps a dehumidifier modification can be more convenient?

 

miranda

 

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I picked up a used food dehydrator. It has five trays and holds about 1000 rounds of 40. Works excellent. Brass dries with no spotting or film.


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On 8/21/2019 at 12:01 PM, mikeg1005 said:

Dry tumble... waste of time and effort to wet tumble. 

 

I used to think that too and held out for a few years. I don't really care at all about perfectly shiny brass.

Wet tumble in the FART  without pins for 45 -60 min. Cheap Amazon food dehydrator for 90 minutes. Done.  Minimal effort, no dust. An added bonus is that by using ArmorAll car wash and wax, I no longer need to lube my cases

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I lay it out on a large beach towel and roll it around, then let a box fan blow air across it overnight.

 

I have done the baking thing and the brass always darkens for me. 

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