I anneal my brass as needed, if it's been worked heavily, like in load developement.
I ususally stand the cases up in a pan of water that is just deep enough to leave the neck ans a portion of the shoulder exposed, and I use a propane torch to render the neck "worm red" only and I haven't had a need to tip them over into the water as they cool very fast on their own.
Then I take them out of the water and set them on a shoptowel where I let them set for minute or two, then I take my air-chuck and blow the excess water out of them and set them on a clean papertowel on my desk overnight and that usually does a fine job.
Jmorris that's quite the mechanical engineer skills coming out cudo's man!!