when should I pickle?

Submitted by Joe K. on 12/3/00. ( hunter1025@yahoo.com )

When and how long should a pickle be done, before or after the hide is tanned.
Thanks in advance
Joe k.

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What pickle

This response submitted by Frank Kotula on 12/4/00. ( basswtrout@aol.com )

Check and see what pickle your using. Each one has it's own time period. Saftee-acid is three days and does a great job.

Flesh and salt hide for 24 hours.
Next day shake off salt and resalt for 24 hours.
Let the cape dry hard.
Rehydrate in 4oz of salt to one gallon of water.
Then throw in picke.
Take out of piclke and shave.
Repickle for 24 hours.
Take out and neturlize.
Then you can tan the hide. Follow the directions.

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