I'm confused about rehydration of capes after salting dry is this another step in the process or can the capes be rehydrated in the pickle bath.
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you shouldnt do it in the pickle cause it might not take on the pickle. 1pound of salt to 2 gallons water and let it sit for about 20 minutes and then i take it out and put in a garbage bag and into the fridge over night the next day it should pretty well be rehydrated and be able to put into the pickle and it will take the pickle on. i have tried it with out rehydrating and they didnt turn out to well.they wouldnt rehydrated all the way and i wasnt gonna put them in fresh water after i pickle them and then back to the pickle again cause that is just asking for trouble.hope this helps