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Softening Pork

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I read this somewhere:

To soften pork chunks, put a few drops of glycerin into the jar a few days prior to use. But the softening process shortens the storage life of the pork, so you need to use them soon after doing this.

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The only part I care about being soft and pliable are the legs. You doctor them by placing the bait on a flat suface with the meaty side looking up, then with the blunt side of a knife you "chop" ( don 't chop too hard ) starting at the meaty part all the awy down to the tip of the legs and then do the opposite, do it once or twice and the legs get soft.

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Thanks guys.

Zel, I've heard of that too, but want my pork to last -I'm a cheapskate.

Raul, that's what I do now. But I end up cutting into the dye -looks bad. Maybe I need to take more time at it. I've tried bending and pulling by hand. I may have to do the rock tumbler thing -I can borrow one.

Thanks

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The only part I care about being soft and pliable are the legs.

Same here. Since I usually only use Big Daddy Frogs as trailer when I'm using porks, I soften the legs by folding them and pinching pretty hard every 2mm (give or take). I does break the skin a little.

When done properly it doesn't break the legs and it makes for very soft legs.

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Thanks guys.

Zel, I've heard of that too, but want my pork to last -I'm a cheapskate.

Raul, that's what I do now. But I end up cutting into the dye -looks bad. Maybe I need to take more time at it. I've tried bending and pulling by hand. I may have to do the rock tumbler thing -I can borrow one.

Thanks

Just a matter of a little practice, I remember when I began chopping pork, I chopped in the full definition of the word with a lot of muscle before I got the hang of it which cost me several baits I left legless. ::)

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