How many at a time

Submitted by Barry on 2/15/1999. ( lauriej@together.net )

How many deer capes should I be Pickling and tanning at the same time in a stationary Vessel? Thanks for any help.

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Size matters....

This response submitted by Mick on 2/16/1999. ( MicD63@aol.com )

Barry,
The size of your vessel matters (just don't tell my wife that least I be faced with 12 yrs of telling her "size dosn't matter" shot down the tubes). Seriously, the important issue is to not crowd your skins so much that a great deal of folds and crevises are created, where the pickle may have a difficult time penetrating. Though I no longer do my own tanning, when I was, I used 18 gallon totes, with 3 whitetail capes per tote. The totes are cheap enough to pick up, so that you can have as many hides going as your multi tote setup will allow.
happy trails,
mick


Another way........

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 2/16/1999. ( rittel@ici.net )

A method thats pretty accurate for fur, hair or wool-on skins is to weigh them wet drained, after you've rehydrated them, and figure 2 Quarts of solution to every 1 Lb. of wet drained skin weight. So, for a 8 Lb. cape, allow 4 Gls. of Water, and you should be right on! I hope this helps! Happy Tanning!


Thanks for the help!!!!

This response submitted by Barry on 2/16/1999. ( Lauriej@together.net )

Mick Your right if your wife hears that 12 years gone!!!! Thanks for your answers they will Help.


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