Today was the day that all the pickling is done for the season. I have been using a FORMIC ACID PICKLE for several weeks pickling 6 deer capes, one at a time, adding salt as required to maintain a 40-50% rate as well adding acid as required to maintain 2 PH. Today I tried to neutralize the pickle with baking soda. The bucket only had 5-6 gallon of solution. I added 5 table spoons of BS and checked the ph . It was still 3.Left it sit for 30 minutes and still was 3 ph. Dropped in a lb of BS and after an hour was still 3 ph. Doubled up on the water still at 3ph dropped in a second 1 lb box of bs and still reading 3 ph. The foam that rises on the solution has a ph 5-7 . But the solution after foam dies off is still 3 hp. Does this sound right? Am I using Baking soda to neutralize a Doric acid pickle??
but should it be 10 lbs of bading soda.
So how do I save the last 3 hides . wash and rince the paint on tan out . neutralize and tan again.