Submitted by todd on 4/3/05 at 6:33 PM. ( )

using saftee acid to pickle with. can i use baking soda to raise ph?

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I believe

This response submitted by - on 4/3/05 at 6:37 PM. ( - )

I believe that baking soda relieves the ph level. I believe it lowers it (neutralizes it) Good luck!


This response submitted by Cory on 4/3/05 at 6:52 PM. ( )

Baking soda(sodium bicarbonate) is what you use to neutralize the saftee-acid. It is listed in the directions for the saftee-acid. It will raise the ph (neutralize). The only reason you should want to raise the ph would be to neutralize before discarding the solution. To neutralize your cape, skin, whatever, you must neutralize in a seperate container. It is all in the direction for saftee acid as well as in the archives. have fun.

went overboard

This response submitted by todd on 4/3/05 at 7:16 PM. ( )

was ajusting ph and got a litte heavy with the acid. it got to .5 . just wanted to raise it back up a little. i didn't recieve any instructions other than mixing.


This response submitted by todd on 4/3/05 at 7:28 PM. ( )

I just made a new batch of pickle. Got a really nice deer here just a bit paranoid!

Add water to raise ph

This response submitted by mrdux on 4/3/05 at 8:09 PM. ( )

Regular tap water is around 7 ph which is considered neutral. You could have added some more water to the pickle to raise the ph. I would also add some more salt if water is added.

I can't imagine any of us around here who ever got paranoid over tanning capes----me on a daily basis!


This response submitted by todd on 4/3/05 at 9:15 PM. ( )

It dawn on me after i submitted my Question and, I did add a litte water and it was bringing it up. Then it hit me, pickle solution is a hell of alot cheaper than a cape. plus this deer scored 185 kill buy a 7 year old. It was his first deer. How do you replace that?

baking soda

This response submitted by todd on 4/3/05 at 9:20 PM. ( )

should,nt the baking soda do the job though? just for the record.


This response submitted by mrdux on 4/3/05 at 10:56 PM. ( )

One thing that I learned in the WTC tanning seminar with the guys from Wildlife Gallery of MI is NEVER try to change the ph of pickle while capes are in it! It can cause acid burn or other damage to a cape.

IMHO, you weren't all that far off at 0.5 ph and a small amount of water would have raised it to 1.0 (where I start lots of times). Baking soda would have raised it but you could have also been chasing your ass with up and down ph readings by not being able to determine exactly how much baking soda to add. With some pickle acids, you run a high risk of boiling or splatter when you add a high ph substance (baking soda) to a very low ph substance (acid). You are most correct in staying on the side of caution.


This response submitted by Todd on 4/4/05 at 6:25 PM. ( )

I was'nt aware of that. I do believe i seen sallie dhames do it on her video. I'm still learning. thanks again!

cape in good shape

This response submitted by todd on 4/5/05 at 10:26 PM. ( )

neutralized @ tanned today. the hair is in good shape. I will be glad to see this mounted. thanks for your help.

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