Originally Posted by dig
I have used this method for a few years now. Would not use anything else. Here are a few tip from experience.
1. Run a minimum of three hours for shiny brass and cleaned primer pockets
2. Use Luke warm or cold water.
3. Do not use to much detergent it will leave a film, one to two drops of Dawn is sufficient.
4. More is NOT better when using Lemishine, 1/4 teaspoon is plenty. More will cause dulling as brass sits.
This is a great system but takes a little trial and error for perfect results.
I start with water as hot as I can from the tap, as it cools to room temp anyway over time. I do find that I have to rinse the brass quite a bit to avoid dulling or leaving a film, so I'll try using a bit less soap like you mention.
I rinse first several times with hot water, then finish with a couple of cold rinses. Brass is dried right away with compressed air, then sits in front of a fan for several hours. No problems with dulling or discoloration doing it this way.