how to pickle in vinegar

Submitted by Randy on 2/17/06 at 6:59 PM. ( ) 216.12.107.189

How much salt do you mix with water and how long do you leave the hide to pickle?

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Randy

This response submitted by os on 2/17/06 at 7:54 PM. ( ) 68.221.1.148

1lb salt per gallon of water- start with 16oz of 5%white vinegar, and add more to adjust ph to 2.5 or lower. Vinegar is cheap, but it takes alot of it. 24hr min, shave, back to pickle overnight, re-shave depending on skin thickness.


what do you mean by (shaving)?

This response submitted by Randy on 2/17/06 at 8:28 PM. ( ) 216.12.107.189

What do you mean by (shaving)do you mean fleshing


Randy

This response submitted by John on 2/17/06 at 9:38 PM. ( ) 24.243.46.224

You really should read a lot more on tanning. Deer and other large game skins must be shaved thin as to get a soft tan. Shaving is thinning the skin side.


Shaving is exactly what it means

This response submitted by Roadkill on 2/18/06 at 10:15 PM. ( gossard@gtelco.net ) 205.208.231.196

You are shaving the skin to a unifor thickness. There are thicker areas on most animals. Like around the neck and head, and on the sides of some others and down the back as well.
Fleshing is what you do before you salt the hide.


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