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For those using liquid cleaners, I recommend the IOSSO or the readily available everywhere KABOOM. I'm sure using either of these products in an ultra sonic, the strength can be dilluted less than prescribed. As far as drying cases: Spread them on a cookie sheet, place them in the oven at the lowest setting for about 30 min. Works wonderfully well. Larry
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I have a Crestwood 1 & 3/4 Gallon cleaner that I picked up new off of flea-bay for cleaning pistols and gun parts (100 years of crud off of a 1909 Argentine Mauser, etc.)
If you are cleaning mass quantities of brass (i.e. High Power shooters getting ready for the season) it is the cat's ass. The Iosso or Birchwood Casey products both work great, as does a product called Alconox that you can order by the gallon or case (four gallons).
Anyway, fill the woven basket about three quarters full of cases, just like the McDonalds French Fry cooker, and let her rip. Depending on condition you dial in thirty minute cycles until done. ONLY get the analog version - microchips do not like either heat or humidity.
You'll choke on the price, but it is the best way for mounds of brass. I only use deionized (distilled) water, and I finish drying in a Corning Ware cake pan in the oven at 150 degrees. Then Everything gets a shot of Ballistol or Hornady One Shot lube and a run through the tumbler with corn cob - clean or with a touch of polish. Ooh, ooh, my, my, but everything looks pro-fess-ion-al!! when you are done and have 3,000 pieces of brass in a 5 gallon bucket.