Did the tube burn through at the side, that is a possible cause of it dying down, or it may just need a choke to keep up the pressure. A good start. The addition of metals can raise the temperature. If you ever get on to Barium Nitrate and Aluminium mixes, some of those produce tremendous heat and need very thick walled tubes.
Keep up the good work.
The tube did start to burn after a few second but that's my own doing as I rolled them myself. I thought it was worth rolling my own tubes for the first few experiments until I get a feel for how it works and also the safety in making them.