bear cape

Submitted by Sam Shady on 01/27/2003. ( ) 155.91.6.71

Gentlemen: I have a problem that's not in the archives. I have a bear hide in the pickling stage that is getting stiff. I use Rittel's Products, and go by Rittel's methods. Salt until stiff. Rehydrate, Put in Pickling for 72 hrs. "I ROUGH FLESH THIS HIDE" I normally do my fleshing after the 72 hr. period. This time the hide is a lot stiffer. I keep my solution between 1.5 and 2.0. "WHY AND HELP"

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You have salt in the pickle right?

This response submitted by John C on 01/27/2003. ( ) 64.216.172.93

I think you have acid swelling, allow the pH to crawl up to 2.5 and see if that helps. you can allow that to soak a few days and see.

Then you may want to allow it to climb to 3.0. be carefull.


bear cape

This response submitted by sam shady on 01/27/2003. ( ) 155.91.6.71

John C. My Salt Meter is reading at 58%.


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