EZ 100 Measurements

Submitted by andy on 02/11/2003. ( )

Hi All,

Have a dumb question? 8 ounces of salt? How is this measured? I can do it using a liquid measuring cup, but cannot find a dry measuring cup, isnt dry materials measured by weight?

I keep thinking I am using way too much salt in my tanning solution. I get alot of salt residue after I pull my hides, oil and dry em. Im reluctant to rinse em clean after I pull em.

Any suggestions.


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kitchen scale

This response submitted by mike dunbar on 02/11/2003. ( )

Buy a kitchen scale at Wal-Mart or somewhere similar, and weigh it. The volume method is subject to density, if water is more dense than salt, you would not have 8 oz. of salt in a cup, although it would be close. I always weigh the ingredients, although Bruce's tablespoon method for EZ tan works too.

Rinse after tanning!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 02/11/2003. ( rittel@mindspring.com )

After you pull them from the tanning solution, rinse then drain them before oiling. Use clear water for your rinse.

As for measuring Salt using a Baker's measuring cup for fluids. A good practical equivalent is 1 and 1/2 level cups will equal 1 Lb. of Salt - so - if a cup equals 8 ozs. - you would want to measure out approximately 6 Ozs. of Salt in it to equal 8 Ozs. by weight.


This response submitted by The Rookie on 02/11/2003. ( NaturesTrophies@aol.com )

Nothing Dumb about that question at all. I had the same question myself some time back. I didn't have the time to wait for a response though so I spent my dime and spoke with the fine staff of Bruce Rittel. They got me fixed right up (as usual) and away I went. The number is 508-822-3821 in case you get in a crunch and don't have time to wait for a response. It's a good day for you though. No dime spent and an answer from the master himself. Bruce , Thank You for everything you do to clarify for lots of us around here. Good Day- Jeff

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