I decided Id tan an Elk with Krowtann......I did exactly what I have done with deer . When I was shaving the elk I saw big pink spots that the tan did not penetrate. The tan obvioulsy did not penetrate the cape entirely . I know that I can mount this elk and everything will probably be fine....But..Is there something I could have done to prevent this? I am a Lutan guy and this had never happened .Please advise. I used a 20 gallon plastic container.7.5 gallones of water, 64oz of salt and the correct amount of Krowtann. I even left it in the tan for 4 days instead of three . Please advise.
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Anytime there is pinkleft, you MUST place the hide back in the solution.
krow tan is all I have ever used and I have messed up a lot of hides with it but I still love it for its simplicity ok I have had that problem and I think it was because I did not stirr it enough to let the tann get every where and also I think if the hide is realy thik like an elk it would need to be thinned a little before tanning just my two cents stanley.
i use kt for everything except soft tanning - tan didnt get to this part if e'thing else tanned - you need to PHYSICALLY lift hide out of tan and reposition hide b4 returning to solution ,,,,,not just stir