A week ago we asked you for your most “burning” questions about making black powder for fireworks. To be honest, we were completely overwhelmed by the response as we received over 260 comments and questions.
We had no idea that so many people were having problems with making black powder.
Since BP is the most critical component in fireworks making, it’s important that everybody understand the methods, applications and safety issues surrounding black powder.
So Harry and Bert got together and recorded the first in a series of podcasts all about Black Powder.
In the podcast Harry tackles the key chemicals and methods for making black powder as well as answering a ton of your questions about black powder components, sources for chemicals and much more.
Click here to download the podcast<—-30 minutes of black powder Q&A
- Can I legally make black powder?
- How do you make gun powder?
- How can I make BP that is comparable to commercial black powder?
- What is the best method for making black powder?
- What are some of the other chemicals besides potassium nitrate, sulfur and charcoal that can be used to make black powder?
- Can you buy black powder, and what is the advantage to making your own BP?
- How can I make good BP without a ball mill?
- Is there a big difference in BP power using the CIA or precipitation method and the ball mill method?
- What’s the best type of wood to use for charcoal in making black powder?
- How do I make granulated black powder like 2FG?
- What is corning and why is this important?
- How pure does my sulfur need to be? Will highly acidic sulfur still work?
- How long can I store black powder before it loses its power?
- And much, much more…
- Click here to download the podcast <==== 30 minutes of black powder Q&A
- Click here to download the Black Powder Cheat Sheet <==== super handy BP reference sheet