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.
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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.
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.
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