Does anyone neutralize in the pickle or do you use a separate water bath to neutralize? Is there a advantage to use a separate water bath other then cleaner water? I've done it both ways over the 24 years of being a taxidermist, if it's a small batch 5 gallons or less I usually just neutralize all at once. I use citric acid pickle since it's cheap. I get it in 50 pound bags for $8 instead of buying from supply companies for $25 for 5 pounds.