I got two real thin hide bucks in the early season(From customers.)
I am having a tough time getting the membrane off. The rest came
off just fine. I have been using a beam and knife. Any ideas?
The hides are so tender. I read through the archives, and the
only real tip I could find was from Bruce R. He said to clean
off most of the junk and salt, membrane comes off easier after
1st salt. Can you tell I don't want to hose up these hides?
They will be beautiful mounted!
Thanks for any advice.
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Remove the red meat and fat, salt very heavy, aand have the skin where the air can circulate under the hide (hair side) this well set the hair.
If you are going to tan it your self, the pickle will swell the hide to allow for fleshing of the membrane.
You will not have to flesh heavy because of the thin skin. If you can keep them under Air conditioning while the are being salted. Being thin they also will drain in just a few hours, not long days as with thicker skin and hides.
Most importantly is the body fluids do not sit on the hides. A old bread rack works very well for these. Good luck
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I just wanted to make sure that I understood.
The weather here is cool enough that I can work in the garage pretty
comfortably. Give it a few weeks and it will be too cold.