Hot weather salting

Submitted by Lance G. on 7/25/99. ( )

I still have some deer capes to flesh and send to the tannery .My shop is air conditioned but my salting area isn't. Is it ok to salt capes in 90 to 95 degree humid weather.

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You Can

This response submitted by Keith Daniels on 7/25/99. ( arlcape@bright.net )

But, don't leave them under the salt very long. Re-salt after 24 hrs. give them another day, pull them up and get a fan on them. If your in the low 90's, greaseburn won't happen too quick, but pink mold will, that's why you need to get them up and drying quick as you can.


USE BACTERICIDE ,

This response submitted by PEDRO on 7/27/99. ( )

GET A SPECIAL TYPE BACTERICIDE FOR SKINS ADD 5 TO 10 PARTS OF
WATER AND SPRAY THE SKIN WITH IT ON BOTH SIDES (NOT TO MUCH) USE IT EAVEN IF IT HAS SALT ON SPRAY DIRECTLY TO THE SKIN THEN SALT , AND DRY IT AS SOON AS POSIBLE AS KIETH SAID HANG THEM SO THAT AIR HELPS YOU DRY IT ALSO USE VENTILATOR IF YOU WANT, USE ABSORBENT PAPER TO DRY THE SKIN USING YOUR HANDS TO DRAW MOISTURE OUT AND RESALT AS
OFTEN AS THE SALT GETS WET AS IT SOAKS UP MORE WATER FROM THE SKIN.
GOOD LUCK,PEDRO


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