is it the the same?

Submitted by jason parker on 03/09/2004 at 23:13. ( )

is pickling the same thing as tanning?

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This response submitted by George on 03/09/2004 at 23:31. ( )

Though there is no "real" accepted definition of either.


This response submitted by Bruce on 03/10/2004 at 08:43. ( )

One definition of pickling: It is the pocess of acidiying a skin to kill bacteria, flush out fat and soluable proteins, make the skin easier to shave, and prepare the skin to attract the tannins.

Fleshing, salting, rehydrating and washing, pickling, shaving, defatting, and neutralizing are only preparation for tanning. Which is simply introducing a chemical to stabilize the skin.

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