question regarding "acid shock" when nuetralizing the pickle

Submitted by Cindy on 03/22/2004 at 00:42. ( cbalsinger@stairwaysbh.org ) 63.162.148.8

I've recently been using Lutan F for my tan and oxalic acid crystals for the pickle. I watched the video for Lutan F and it said not to add the baking soda to nuetralize too fast after you pickle or you can create "acid shock". you're supposed to add something like 1 tsp. baking soda per gallon of water (or pickle) every 15 min. 5 gallons = 5 tsps. 15 min. apart. well I rushed it a little and now the hides are tearing when I stretch them around the edges or holes. Is that acid shock? ps i looked in the archives but didn't find an answer

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shock

This response submitted by eric on 03/22/2004 at 09:51. ( beartrapman@webtv.net ) 216.114.124.121

hi cindy
im not following your question. its my understanding your not supposed to add baking soda to the pickel except for dumping it.
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shocked at this

This response submitted by Leon on 03/22/2004 at 14:47. ( lagrunklee@yahoo.com ) 216.114.202.61

Cindy, i do believe what you are asking is how much baking soda to add to each gallon of fresh water, not to your current batch of pickling solution.


What I do...

This response submitted by Steve A. on 03/22/2004 at 16:45. ( ) 216.129.231.7

I also remember seeing this in a video somewhere. I usually don't worry about it. I just add one oz. of baking soda per gallon of water and soak for a half hour. I haven't had any problems that I know of. I'm willing to listen though.


Maybe I Over Nuetralized

This response submitted by Cindy on 03/27/2004 at 00:18. ( Cbalsinger@stairwaysbh.org ) 63.162.148.8

the ph I'm supposed to nuetralize to is around 5 or 6. I was adding baking soda 1 tsp. per gallon. It was bringing the ph up too high (about 8). Thanks all for your responses, Cindy


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