submerging hides

Submitted by kv on 11/24/00. ( ) 205.217.137.49

when you put hides in a pickle barrel should you set something on top of hides to keep them totally submergedor is letting them float to the top ok as long as you stir everyday

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Let em float!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 11/24/00. ( rittel@ici.net ) 207.180.0.8

Yes almost all the hollow haired skins will float, but as long as you turn them over once or twice a day, and mix your pickle correctly, and monitor the PH - you should have no problems simply letting them float. Tanneries dont use weights and half filled with water 5 gallon containers to keep them under - they simply let them float, and turn them over. They will pickle normally.


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