Dry salted hides

Submitted by Rob H. on 11/17/99. ( ) 161.184.27.77

How long will a dry salted hide,last. Thanks in advance.

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It depends!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 11/17/99. ( rittel@ici.net ) 207.180.0.8

A lot depends on the conditions you store it in. But in general - most salted and dried skins usually hold up a year or year and a half. Beyond that you are taking a chance that the fibers have begun to collapse and glue together, making rehydration and a plumping effect in the pickle difficult. When you store them, ideally they should be stored in a cool, dry area.


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