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    Boiling out a head - what else goes in the water

    Chaps,

    About to embark on this for the first time...What else do you put in the water for the slow boil / simmer to get the skull free of all the bits and pieces left after stripping ?

    It is not a good Fallow head and I didn't expect my Mrs to allow me to do this, but she wants it sprayed matt black and put on a wall !

    I am going to go with this as I do not want to dampen her enthusiasm because if I ever shoot a decent head I might then be allowed to do a proper job instead.

    Cheers + ATVB

    Philip
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes ?

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    Hi Philip

    I just add a washing powder as a degreaser and add boiling water as this saves time waiting for the pan to heat up. Just make sure you keep the pan topped up and don't let it boil dry . Fill it up to just below the coronets and away you go . There was a good link on here in the video section showing how to do a Roebuck if your not sure it's worth a look.

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    Just found the excellent description by CSI on this........I will read up.

    Cheers

    Philip
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes ?

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    I will add some washing powder....de greasing will help with the spraying after.

    Thanks for that.

    Philip
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightyear View Post
    I will add some washing powder....de greasing will help with the spraying after.

    Thanks for that.

    Philip
    +1

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    What you going to spray it with?

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    I am not sure. I will look in B&Q for a primer and then maybe a matt black aerosol by Hammerite or the like.

    I have no idea what this will turnout like. But as I said I am not going to dampen my Mrs sudden enthusiasm for something deer / stalking related !!!

    Cheers + ATVB

    Philip
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes ?

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    However you do it just don't boil it out on the cooker in the kitchen as I did with my first. Mrs was not very happy to put it mildly
    Wingy

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    Apart from the fact that it's a pretty ugly process, surely it's no different technically to making a stew? It probably smells the same too.

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    More akin to the smell of boiling tripe
    .308, because if I want to watch something run away, I'll take my dog for a walk.

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