The mix was 20 teaspoons of KNO3 and 5 tea spoons of charcoal which i ground with a mortar and pestle to an "air float" consistency its dry to the touch so i don't think its a moisture problem. I don't have access to sulfur so this was supposed to be a sulfur free mix. I think is has something to do with the ratio of KNO3 to charcoal do you think adding more of one component would help?
I made a batch of black powder from KNO3 and charcoal using a ratio of 80% KNO3 and 20% charcoal. I separately ground up each component in a coffee grinder and mortar and pestle then thoroughly mixed them in a cup. I set some on a tin can outside and tried holding a lighter to it but it just sparked a few times without burning. I made it based on this video however mine did not turn out like this did I add too much or too little of each? is there anything I can do to save the batch?
i was browsing youtube a few years ago and saw a video that showed a guy fermenting tea bags in white vinegar and the result was oxalic acid which he used as wood stain. Was this fake or did he just make something else? if so how would i make some at home?
I've been trying for a month now to either extract or make KNO3 from things found in nature such as urine, ashes, soil ect. But I'm looking for a way to do this fast instead of a niter bed which would take over a year and so far all my attempts have failed. How do i do this?.