## How much salt in a pound

Submitted by JJ on 02/25/2003. ( ) 64.108.146.33

I send most of my tanning out but I am doing my own yote shoulder mount w/cream tan. I have my old formic acid recipe. Here's my question: How much salt is in a pound as a general rule. I dont have a scale handy. My directions call for 1 pound salt to 1 gal water. Anyone got a good equivalent? My salinometer is broken and I wont be getting a new one for this project.

### right around a pound!

This response submitted by cyclone on 02/25/2003. ( ) 129.43.43.200

Yuk, yuk....

Seriously though, that would take about 30 seconds to roughly figure out. Isn't a stick of butter about 1/4 lb? 4 sticks of butter on a crude balance and add salt to the other side until it balances....

add the salt to the pickle not the butter...

### No idea, but......

This response submitted by Steve Steinbring on 02/25/2003. ( ) 206.251.198.5

Go to the grocery store and purchase a known weight of salt 1 pound, 5 pounds, ect. Then simply take a measuring cup to find the amount of dry volume in ounces for the amount of salt you purchased. If necessary simply compute to find how many ounces a 1 lb. unit of dry measure of salt would be.

### one pound of salt is 1.5 cups

This response submitted by matt on 02/25/2003. ( ) 142.59.26.9

1.5 cups of salt is a pound

### Thank you Matt

This response submitted by JJ on 02/25/2003. ( ) 64.108.146.33

Also thank you to the comedians and scientists.I know its a dumb question but I had to get my salted hide out of the shop and in a vat fast. My house is for sale and hides laying around the shop just isnt appealing to future buyers. I have a showing tomorrow so now I can pickle away.

### Honestly,

This response submitted by cyclone on 02/25/2003. ( ) 129.43.43.200

you could have done it with a homemade balance and any item that you know for sure is 1 lb....

### JJ there are 45 (Fluid) ounces in one pound

This response submitted by BC on 02/26/2003. ( ) 205.188.209.7

JJ, for a straight answer I assume you were wanting to know the volume of salt. Hope I was of some help.