when using pickling crystals is the 3 ounces to a gallon a weight measurement
or is it a volume measurement? thanx for helping
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I don't use pickling crystals, but no matter what acid you use, you need to get some ph paper to get your pickle to the right acid level and then monitor to keep it there.
Use weight. I use small postal scale. About $4 at Wally World. It is a 1 pound scale by ounces. Usually all dry measurement is by weight and liquid is by volumn.
Sounds like you are using Van Dykes Crystals, if in fact you are, then yes. You will also need 1lb of non-iodized salt to each gallon of water to each pound of pelt/hide your attempting to tan. Other brands of pickle crystals vary in ph level to quantity. Be sure to understand the directions clearly, these chemicals can be harmful. Knowing the ph of all chemical solutions used in tanning is key to produce a quality product.