I've tanned a few things before but I'm still very much a novice. I've followed threads here where it was made explicit: follow the directions. Then followed conversation explaining the directions... Using Rittel's EZ tan, it's skin, salt, rehydrate, pickle, shave, degrease, pickle, neutralize, tan, oil, stretch. It was made clear to do each step to its conclusion before moving on. I've tanned a couple beavers and a couple raccoon, all of which I suspect needed degreased and I did it insufficiently. What's done is done, but I have more I'm wanting to try again. I have no clients, this is solely hobby. First, what's a safe temperature range for degreasing? Second - if one round of degreasing is insufficient and it needs degreased again before moving on, does it go back in the same degreasing water (like putting it back in reusable pickle) or is the degreasing agent used and it needs a fresh bath (like tanning agent that is consumed by the process)? Third, some of you guys, like Frank, have done this so long you can tan with your eyes closed and the signs are obvious, but how does a novice tell if it's sufficiently degreased or needs one more round?