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Hop Vegetable Tanning

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by FrozenGoat, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. FrozenGoat

    FrozenGoat New Member

    I was looking through a catalog of plants that contain tannin, and wouldn't you know hops have a bit of tannin in them about 2-5% tannins by weight.

    My brother home-brews and has quite a field of hops growing at the moment.

    I wonder if it would be possible, with enough hops, to make an extract that you could then use to tan hides. Is it feasible? How much would I need to boil down for a standard deer hide?
  2. Fallenscale

    Fallenscale Well-Known Member

    If I remember right James Churchill in his book "the Complete Book of Tanning Skins and Furs" sayes he like to keep the tannin at 1% and added as the tannin soaked in to the hide. If that helps you with your questions

  3. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

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