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Old 01-13-2021, 09:52 PM
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My wife got this fancy air dryer, oops...I meant air fryer for Christmas. Works pretty well
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Old 01-13-2021, 09:57 PM
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That's using the Ol' Noodle! Just don't use one of her good pots to boil a deer skull. Trust me on this one.....
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:36 PM
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I use a $20 toaster oven, set on about 240 degrees.
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Old 01-14-2021, 12:51 AM
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I bought a NESCO food dehydrator from Menards a few years back for $33. Funny thing, the Hornady brass dryer looks to be the exact same thing @ 2- 3 times the price! Except of course the Hornady has a red top drying unit ;-)
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Old 01-14-2021, 01:18 AM
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I've always heard that a food dehydrator works really well for drying washed brass. They usually have 3 or 4 flat perforated trays and they circulate warmed air throughout. Seems like that would be just the thing.
I wouldn't even consider trying to use any of my wife's appliances though. If I did she might figure out that I know how to work them - and then expect me to start using them. No thanks!
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Old 01-14-2021, 01:27 AM
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I lay em on a towel and turn on the fan
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Old 01-14-2021, 03:17 AM
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My wife got me a Lyman Turbo dryer for Christmas and it works great. It will dry 1000 9mm cases at a time. It has 5 stackable trays if you're doing a large batch. I run a batch of cases through my RCBS sonic cleaner, dump the clean cases into the Lyman dryer and clean a another batch of cases. By the time my cases are clean, the batch in the dryer are completely dry. Best thing about it is I won't get busted by my wife for using the oven or anything else I'd catch hell for. That alone is worth the cost of the dryer.
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Old 01-14-2021, 07:45 AM
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That's using the Ol' Noodle! Just don't use one of her good pots to boil a deer skull. Trust me on this one.....
and don't do it in the kitchen, or you will be in the dog house!
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Old 01-14-2021, 08:55 AM
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I go warm setting in the kitchen oven. Brass laid out on tin foil on a cookie sheet. 10 minutes, dry brass.
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Old 01-14-2021, 09:39 AM
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I’ve used a food dryer, but I marked the couple trays I use “ brass only” in Sharpie... don’t want any possible contamination of food.
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Old 01-14-2021, 09:47 AM
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Cheap *******s have more fun.

I use a 5 gallon plastic bucket and a old hairdryer. A piece of cardboard with a hole in it holds it pointing straight down on the cases.

P.S. this does not involve using anything of my wife's and then drying cases in the dog house.
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Cheap reloaders have more fun.

I use a 5 gallon plastic bucket and a old hairdryer. A piece of cardboard with a hole in it holds it pointing straight down on the cases.

P.S. this does not involve using anything of my wife's and then drying cases in the dog house.
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Old food dehydrator works best ... no longer make beef jerky , look at garage / estate sales or local thrift stores .
I have two food dehydrators , one bought and one given .
Usually come with 6 trays so you have plenty room to dry whatever you want . Would be perfect for those wet cases .
I don't wet tumble but still make jerky and do a bit of food drying so I'll keep one for that .
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Old food dehydrator works best ... no longer make beef jerky , look at garage / estate sales or local thrift stores .
I have two food dehydrators , one bought and one given .
Usually come with 6 trays so you have plenty room to dry whatever you want . Would be perfect for those wet cases .
I don't wet tumble but still make jerky and do a bit of food drying so I'll keep one for that .
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After wet tumbling I roll my brass around in a towel for a minute or so then throw them in my Lyman Turbo with corn cobb media and some powdered polish for about fifteen minutes, come out looking like new brass, and dry as a bone.

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If you have forced air heat just put the brass in a basket and set it over the duct.
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