pickle time limit

Submitted by chuck on 11/4/99. ( perscc@hs.shelby.k12.mi.us )

Is there a maximum amount of time a hide can stay in a pickle bath as long as the ph is correct. I have talked to some that leave them in for a very long period of time.

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No the pickle is a safe place

This response submitted by Mark on 11/4/99. ( Knoblochs@worldnet.att.net )

The pickle is a very safe place as long as the Ph is around
2.0, if it is bacteria will not appear. If it is higher than
that then make sure that you have added a becteria cide to it.
So people have left skins in for weeks and a month at a time
but kept stiring the skins up. Mark

a long time is fine

This response submitted by Dave on 11/5/99. ( stufer856@aol.com )

I have left some of my capes in the acid bath for up to a year,I use formic 90% I keep my ph at about 1 to 1.5 bacteria will not grow a this low ph so no bacterial is needed. How ever some molds can & will grow at any ph so I add 3oz of blech to my 30 gal acid pickel (1 oz per 10 gal)

Won't Bleach offset Ph?

This response submitted by mark on 11/9/99. ( )

Won't the Bleech Ph change and raise the Ph?

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