Hello, I'm new here so any help would be appreciated. over the past 10 years i've made rawhide out of about 4 or 5 skins (friends who hunt pass me their hides) I've never used the lime (or hardwood ashes) technique for hair removal- i've always just let it rot in a bucket of water until the hair pulls out -the only trouble withthis is that it starts to stink to high heaven. My question is, once i got all the hair out and rinsed it off, how should i stop the rotting process and kill the smell so i can dry it out for future use (I use it for drumheads). In the past i've used bleach water, but that really doesn;t seem to work. Tonight i used vinegar, but from reading here, thats really just to counter the lime wash-which i never did. will i just have to dry out a stinky hide or is there other ways that i can fix what i did and eliminate the stench. My wife would be most appreciative!!