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knoblochs safety pickle

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by miami_fins, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. miami_fins

    miami_fins New Member

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    hey everyone,, im new to using acid pickles... i was using pretan 110 ... but i been wanting to use a stronger pickle, so now im using knoblochs safety pickle... it says i need to maintain a ph of 1.8 to 2.2 . every day i been checking it, its been around 3 or 4 ... so i been adding safety pickle and bringing it back to 2....... dumb question, am i doing this correctly???? haha ???
     
  2. I am just a beginner but I run mine between 1 and 11/2,it takes a couple days to stabelize,I pick the hide up and work the pickle in and out of it.
     

  3. juniper

    juniper Active Member

    How big is your pickle ? For a deer cape I mix 7 gallons with no issue. I used to do 5 gallons and had to add acid daily.

    Was you hide/cape clean, blood will affect the PH.
     
  4. x2 if your fur is dirty/bloody it will bring the ph up fast. try re hydrating then de greasing then into the pickle.
     
  5. muscle20

    muscle20 New Member

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    Add enough acid at the beginning and you will not have to worry about your pH going up.
     
  6. miami_fins

    miami_fins New Member

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    ok great info! i originally used 5 gallons for this one deer cape....
     
  7. slee

    slee New Member

    I had the same problem using citric acid with 5gal of water. twice a day I would have to add acid to keep the ph down. A couple days later I added two more gal of water/salt and have had no problems since. So no I use 7gal min for deer capes and 12 for bears....
     
  8. miami_fins

    miami_fins New Member

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    10-12 for elk capes?