from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as canch.
  • noun A box or bin for use in salting fish or skins.


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  • Several methods of salting are commonly used: dry salting, kench salting, brine salting, and pickle salting.

    5 Fish Processing and Preservation 1987

  • Pickle curing is recommended in preference to kench salting as it produces a more even salt penetration and provides a better protection of the fish against insects and animals since they are covered with brine.

    Chapter 5 1982

  • During trials, the fish were prepared by washing, splitting, kench salting in tanks for 18-24 hours, draining and drying in the tunnel to

    Chapter 5 1982

  • In the tropics, fish are usually left in the kench pile for 24 to 48 hours after which it is dried.

    Chapter 5 1982

  • The edges of the kench pile should also be regularly sprinkled with salt to prevent contamination.

    Chapter 5 1982

  • In kench salting, the fish are mixed with dry crystalline salt and piled up, the brine which forms as the salt takes water from the fish being allowed to drain away.

    Chapter 5 1982

  • In making the first kench pile, 30-35 parts by weight of salt should be used for each 100 parts of fish.

    Chapter 5 1982

  • There are three main salting methods: kench salting, pickle curing and brining.

    Chapter 5 1982

  • In rainy weather, the fish may be left in the kench pile for longer periods.

    Chapter 5 1982

  • The advantage of kench salting is that the fluids are drained off leaving the flesh fairly dry.

    Chapter 5 1982


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