I know a retired master trapper who instructed me on how to tan a beaver hide and I just want to make sure I did it right. I fleshed the beaver and then washed in Dawn dish detergent, after which I stretched it on a homemade stretcher and then coated it with tanning paste. I left it outside for a couple of days and have now started to scrape the dried solution off. The hide is so hard/stiff... My question is should I apply the tanning solution again? Or what? I read the instructions on the solution and it says I need to apply the paste twice and then soak the hide in borax water. What do you all think? ALSO... This is my first time tanning anything if you can't tell.