Pickling containers.

Submitted by Todd B on 11/28/00. ( trigger@indy.net )

This question is for the smaller shops that pickle and tan their own skins.
What type and size container do you guys use? For years I have been using
the large rubbermaid containers I bought at Wal-Mart and when done I just pitch the
neutralized acid. But it is a pain in the neck to pitch the acid and then clean out
the container and then find a place to store the container. So I guess
I am looking for some ideas for a better pickling and tanning system than the one I
currently use. I was thinking of buying a large rubbermaid horse
trough. Pickling acid will keep forever as long as I keep the ph balance
correct right? Any ideas will be appreciated

Todd B

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5 gal buckets

This response submitted by Dan k on 11/29/00. ( furandhide@papadocs.com )

I use 5 gal plastic buckets for deer capes. 1 cape per bucket with 2 1/2 gal. pickel or 3 gal for larger capes, and slosch every day day for the first 3 days. For hides or elk capes I use the 18 x 30 in. (or so) square plastic containers from Wal Mart or Dollar Gen. For the really big stuff like Buffalo, moose or elk hides I use a 55 gal plastic barrel with the top foot or so cut off. Whatever works!

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