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Why did my deer cape rot in the Krowtan

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by man2hit, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. boarhunter67

    boarhunter67 Well-Known Member

    I use a 5 gallon bucket and weigh it down with a milk jug filled with water for the first couple days until it's saturated and will not float.
  2. tviper56

    tviper56 Active Member

    I use Krowtan exclusively and have for about five years. I get the red meat off and split the face and turn the ears. I have had good luck with it and while using the five gallon bucket for the first several years, I bought a small used pressure tanner from a friend of mine in my local state association. I have always followed the instructions and measured accordingly and have been quite lucky as to not having anything rot. I have had one deer cape slip but it was iffy before I put it in. One thing I did learn is that if you have a cape that requires salting before you put it in, make sure all of the salt is washed thoroughly before putting in the solution. I have started putting in 1/4 of a cup of Krow oil now and get a real soft stretchable cape when I do my final flesh work. With Krowtan and the pressure tanner using 40 pounds of pressure, I put in a deer cape and a coyote pedestal cape this morning and took them out after six hours. They are ready to flesh and mount tomorrow now. Also, male sure you are using non-iodized salt in the solution. Iodized table salt will reduce the effectiveness of the solution. Good luck to all, Tim