Howdy, all. I'm undertaking wheat bran bating, and there are some holes in my understanding. I've just bucked 2 deer hides (in KOH) and am prepping to do a quick rinse and dehairing before throwing them in a solution of 10gal water/4 quarts wheat bran/2cups non-iodized salt. I'll let them sit in there until they start floating. These are all recommendations from an acquaintance I no longer have contact with. By doing the above steps, she's able to get a (grain-on) hide product that is something like a stiffer more durable buckskin. What I'm wondering: Has anyone done this and had success? Does the water/bran/salt ratio sound correct? What do I do with the hides after? Do I oil and soften? Brain soak and soften? Just soften? I'm confused about this part of the process. Any advice would be much appreciated!