I have never stripped a rack before and I'm in the process of stripping the velvet on a recent caribou kill... but I'm having a heck of a time since I let it sit for about a week. It isn't stripping off completely down to the bone and is leaving "skin" on the rack in some places. Any idea how to remove this (or if I have to)? Also, do I have to be concerned with it smelling? What about the blood vessels that penetrate the rack?
I'm going for a DIY European mount. Any help is appreciated!