Agreed. Trick is the grease cutter in the first boil. Best ive found is arm and hammer laundry detergent. And grease stains on skull havent been a problem since i learned the more flesh u take off the better. Also learned that if u suspend the skull in the water with a wire coat hanger that there is no bone damage. The only time that was a problem for me was with the bone that contacted the bottom of the pan.I boil. I have a bunch. I can go from walking in the woods to european in a day. I do a final boil in peroxide and clean the fur around the antlers w/ borax.