Full disclosure, I don't know what I am doing. My son killed his first deer, we skinned rolled and froze the hide, no salt. We thawed it, fleshed it and heavily salted for a little over 24 hours. Here is where it goes south. We bought one of the basic home kits with the small pack of aluminum sulfate and bottle of oil from The Tannery inc. Their directions were less than desirable. So i did a lot of reading, a lot from here actually. Ultimately decided to do a citric acid pickle, followed with neutralizing, then an aluminum sulfate tan and eventually oil. Problem is I greatly under estimated my ability to get a ph tester of any kind faster than sunday afternoon, 48 hours from now. I was worried about losing the hair so went ahead with a 7 gallon mix of 3 oz to one pound salt per gallon mix. I am about 48 hours in but starting to sweat not knowing the ph. Should i add more acid solution to be safe. No hair is coming out and the pinch test is starting to leave the indentation. I know another rookie, thanks in advance!