This is in connection with annealing, but I won't ask again about that because there seems to be some disagreement there. (Some folks reject the more primative methods, and others have practiced them for years.)
Even after reading about this, I find it confusing.
When, for example, I encounter a split neck I think of that as brass that's brittle, or too hard, and lacking in elasticity, and too soft being brass that flows too easily.
This mindset that I have doesn't seem to jive with what I've been reading lately.
I apologize for being a gun nut and not knowing, for sure, about this.
I would appreciate some clues that will help me to correctly relate these terms, " Hard or Soft" as they apply to brass.
Smitty of the North