Ok sorry for using the b word i didnt think. Is there anything other then smoke pelets i could make i am a begginer and i am sorry if i offended anyone.
I tried heating the potasium nitrate and sugar up and it combusted and there was smoke everywhere thats why i stuck to mixing casting sugar and potasium nitrate together i think the wet method might be best. I also been thinking of buying some fuse from the net to use to ignite the smoke pelets but dont know what type of fuse i would need.
If you are really set on the idea of making smoke pelets then you need to cook them on a very low heat, i use to cook it and it took me about 45 mintutes to get to the 'peanut butter' stage, some people say i cook it TOO low but i'd rather be safe than sorry..
you want to ensure you have a 3:2 ratio so for example i use to use 60g KNO3 and 40g sugar
and it does produce a fair amount of fire aswell as smoke.. but you can add a bit of baking soda into the mix to reduce that there are plenty of videos on youtube and other video sites which give you step by step, i'd also recommend getting a small fire extinguiser just in case..
i got one for £10.. never needed to use it but makes me feel a lot better having it near by when i am making anything like that..
I would advise against thermite tho as it is very dangerous and doesn't really serve any purpose.. and as people mentioned.. once started it cant be put out just has to burn its self out