I ran out of Lutan and just used the ez 100.The instrucions say 6 oz salt for 6 gallons water.Other instructions in WASCO catalog says 8 oz per gal.Anyways,I cannot get the ph balanced.I went with the 1oz per gallon of water with the tan but know matter what I do the ph stays at 6.I have added a bunch of tan to this and it doesn't change.With Lutan,I had to mix about 16oz per 3 gallons of water to get the ph at 3.5 to 4.If instructions say 1 oz per gallon and I have to mix around 5oz then it is misleading.I know it depends on your water and I am on well water but wouldn't think there would be that much difference.
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When you mix up the EZ100 tan you mix 1 oz of EZ100 powder to 1 gallon of water along with the salt. When you get it mixed up and the ph is 4 or higher just add some of your pickle to the tan. If you have just thrown out the pickle (assuming you are using saftee acid) just add small (very, very small) amounts of saftee acid to the pickle until it brings the PH down to 4. I wouldn't add more than 1/4 of a cap of saftee acid to begin with. Remember you can always add more if needed. If you are adding the pickle to the tan you can add it a cup at a time. Hope this helps. MichelleW
Michelle gave you some very good advice. As far as the confusion on the amount of Salt however - always use 6 Ozs. of Salt to each 1 gallon of tanning solution.
Deer sized cape use 6 gal water and 6 oz of salt.So I am here thinking,that's an oz per gallon of salt,that isn't right.So I looked in WASCOs catalog were they show instructions and it said 8 oz of salt per gal.Hate that when your in the middle of something and you know I never did get it right so I mixed the rest of my Lutan to get this hide in.Oh,what you learn on here.I really never had to add anything to bring the ph down.I always take about 15 oz of Lutan,3 gal water and 48 oz salt and it always came out perfect.
i like to use white vinegar or liquid ammonia to slowly adjust the ph till 4. then mix your ez 100 with 1 gal. hot water. then add to your tannage.