It has come up on this forum many times..."Can you Krowtann a bear?" Many arguments have been had over this subject. However this is NOT a thread for those. I am asking those that "don't like Krowtann" to keep out of it. I am merely posting it for INFORMATION purposes for those who may wish to try doing it. Those of you that just HAVE to try and derail every thread please feel free to kiss off. ;D Cost: Krowtann - $25.00 Salt - 4.23 Tannery Degreaser - 4.96 Baking Soda - 1.50 Total---------------------- $35.69(let's just say $40) This was a good size, half life size bear. I used a 5 gallon mix of WT formula Krowtann according to the instructions. The bear was fleshed as clean as you can get a bear initially and place in the solution for 7 days rotated by pulling the whole hide out of the solution daily. The bear was drained and this batch of Krowtann was discarded because let me tell you it was a mess. I then mixed up Tannery Degreaser according to instructions for GREASY HIDES and place the drained hide in the solution for 6 hours, the longest re comended time. It was then hung up and drained. It felt nice and clean. I have to say that every time I have used Tannery Degreaser it worked wonders. I then mixed a new batch of Krowtann and place the hide back in the clean solution where it sat 3 more days. It was then neutralized with water and baking soda. This spot is where I think most go wrong with Krowtann. Neutralization cannot be "timed" it is more of a feel thing. It takes a knowledge of tanning and how a hide looks and feels when properly "READY" to be finished in this step. It was then washed well and finished per Krowtann instructions. I have to say that I will still send out most bear hides as it is really not time effective to deal with a bear "in shop", but for those times it is necessary to do one in house it can be done and with good results.