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Wet Tan vs. Dry Tan

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by jhunter13, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. jhunter13

    jhunter13 Member

    I am getting ready to send my first hides out to the tannery and I was interested in hearing the advantages or disadvantages of a wet tan over a dry tan or vice versa.

    Thanks for any advice
  2. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    If you're mounting your hides, either will work. I prefer the wet tans as they need no "rehydration" or excessive stretching. If you're going to have hanging hides, dry tans as they will be brighter and MUCH SOFTER and supple than a wet tanned hide will be after it dries. some people claim you can leave dry tans out of the freezer, but ALL MY HIDES go back in the freezer. Even dry tans last longer if you freeze them.
    Shane Haney likes this.

  3. jhunter13

    jhunter13 Member

    George, thank you for the help.