Originally posted by RegimentalPyro
Originally posted by Rhodri
1. Only mill KNO3. Never use a more
powerful oxidising agent.
2. Never mill colour comps.
3. Make sure you use LEAD or other non-
4. Ensure the mill is away from the
house - a garage may be best (without
5. Dampen the mixture - ensure that it's
damp at all times - approx. 8% water.
This would mean that for 100g of
powder you'd add 8gs of water. Use a
plant spray - it makes for even
Seems like good advice there Rhodri.
I'm getting the milling media from SUTLERS - The lead balls at the bottom of the linked page.
Few more questions tho.
1) How do I know when the comp is sufficiantly milled?
2) How would I separate the wet BP mix from the lead balls?
3) What would you recommend for the drying process.
4) What's a good amount of BP to mill at once. Does the amount of BP you are milling affect the milling time.
You know it is properly mixed and it?s unified in colour and easy flowing. Anything between 2 to 24 hours depend on the quality of the media and the size of your jars. Your next question suggests that you are making some sort of a mistake. The BP should not stick to your lead balls. This means one of two things:
1) You use too much water.
2) You wet the composition rather then mist it.
The proper way of wetting the mixture is by user a mister (like the one used to mist flowers). Don?t spray directly onto the mixture but above it and let it fall into the mixture. The mixture should not be wet but slightly observing moisture. That?s all.
Stay Green - BigG