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Old 02-16-2021, 06:06 PM
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Looking for brains to tan a deer hide. I canít find any at the grocery store. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-16-2021, 06:26 PM
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Looking for brains to tan a deer hide. I canít find any at the grocery store. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-16-2021, 07:20 PM
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I have a heifer head in the back of my truck that you can have if you can figure out how to get it down there. Otherwise, check at a slaughterhouse. They have to pay to dispose of them.
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Old 02-16-2021, 08:04 PM
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Slaughterhouse or meat shop will have them.
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Old 02-16-2021, 10:41 PM
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Thereís alternatives... sunlight bar soap mixed with lard or margarine (of all things!) will work well. Nests foot oil and sunlight soap works too.
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Old 02-16-2021, 11:42 PM
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Sorry my mistake! I seen brains wanted I thought it was a liberal help page
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Old 02-17-2021, 12:25 AM
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As mentioned, a slaughter house should have what you need.

Some good reading for those interested in learning how to tan.

https://www.native-art-in-canada.com/tanninghides.html
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Old 02-17-2021, 07:15 AM
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Old 02-17-2021, 11:46 AM
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If you do the slaughter house route, think twice about pig brains.
I havenít used them but I hear they make for ďgreasyĒ leather.
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Old 02-17-2021, 02:33 PM
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Yeah I called red deer lake meats. They said they canít even give them away re: Federal BSE regulations. Still looking.

Tried a few other spots and they gave me the same answer it seems.

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Old 02-17-2021, 02:43 PM
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I thought this was from the UCP looking for a new leader of their party!

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Old 02-17-2021, 05:51 PM
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Poor man has to cater to the city folk to keep their votes...
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Old 02-17-2021, 08:24 PM
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Yeah I called red deer lake meats. They said they canít even give them away re: Federal BSE regulations. Still looking.

Tried a few other spots and they gave me the same answer it seems.
Ya itíll be hard to find a slaughter house/ butcher thatíll give away the heads with the potential of disease. Have to try a Hutterite colony or local farmer that does own butchering.
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Old 02-17-2021, 11:28 PM
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Back to the sunlight soap and the margarine
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Old 02-18-2021, 12:07 AM
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Old 02-19-2021, 12:19 PM
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if you dont wanna deal with brains, egg yolk works just the same. a dozen will do a deer hide. If you use eggs with a strong yellow yolk you may get a slight yellow color on your hide but if you use the cheapest eggs possible that have a very light colored yolk i find that they dont make any sort of color at all.

PM me if you got any more questions, ive done about 5 deer hides into buckskin using the brain tan method. I have never done hair on.
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Old 02-19-2021, 05:34 PM
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Lots of guys will have a moose or elk head from last fall sitting under the snow, just post want old moose head might help.
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Old 02-21-2021, 07:03 PM
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I found a brain!! Neighbor of a friend indeed had a deer head. Got the brain out after we cut off the skull cap. I had the hide all stretched out and applied the brain milkshake. I added 4 egg yolks for fun, not sure if it was necessary but gave me something to talk about. I rubbed it in and it seemed to soak it in. Hide was barely wet but a little damp. I pulled and pushed on it for about an hour with my son. We then smoked it. Itís looking pretty rough but itís my first. Anyways thanks for the recommendations. Still not done probably need to work it a little more to get it butter soft.
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Old 02-21-2021, 09:53 PM
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Please just remember to be very careful with the SRM's(specified risk materials)
Be a tough deal to contract Jacob-Creutzfeldt's accidentally. Take care!
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Old 02-22-2021, 01:52 AM
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I sure wish I could get some brains too
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Old 02-22-2021, 06:57 AM
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As mentioned the egg tan solution does the same thing. Same chemical compounds
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