Submitted by Bo on 11/7/99. ( )

Can I neutralize hides in a seperate drum than the one that I use to
pickle? I would like to be able to reuse my pickle solution (30 gallons in a plastic 55 gallon drum). Mostly I am concerned with disposing of the 30 lbs. of salt each time but I am worried about acid swell with just using baking soda and little or no salt in the
neutralization process. I am pickling with Rittel's Safty Acid and
tanning with Liqua-Tan which requires me to bring the ph up to 4.5
(4.5 is correct isn't it Mark?)

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This response submitted by Frank on 11/7/99. ( )

Yep do in seperate drums. Acid swell? no way soak the hide for 15-20-min in the neutralizern and proceed with tanning

Looks Great

This response submitted by Mark on 11/8/99. ( )

Yes looks great, Ph of 4.5 Frank is correct, follow his
instructions. You can use separate drum and just make sure
that you neutralize your pickle before disposing. Mark

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