Another rehydration question

Submitted by Kristi on 3/13/06 at 5:04 PM. ( ) 144.9.8.21

I'm always reading to rehydrate "as long as it takes" in a salt brine (1 gallon water to 1 pound of salt), but how long is too long?

Usually, I let my salted capes dry for about 2-3 days. On about the second day, they're hard but still flexible. Then I rehydrate, and it usually takes about 4 hours. Is this the safest way?

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A Saltt Brine is pretty safe!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 3/13/06 at 11:15 PM. ( rittel@mindspring.com ) 207.69.139.134

A Salt Brine is pretty safe! You can safely soak up to 24 hours - or if a thick skin - up to 48 hours. Unless the skin or cape was mis-handled it should usually be safe. I prefer mixing mine - 2 Lbs. of Salt to each 1 Gallon of Water. Adding a Bacteriacide is optional.


Thanks!

This response submitted by Kristi on 3/14/06 at 10:08 AM. ( ) 144.9.8.21

Bruce,

What bacteriacide do you prefer?


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