1. Stuff the spout with a twist of grass . Or a piece of corkWhat I need is a reliable way to extinguish it so I can pop it in the car fairly soon after finishing. Or get myself a metal box for it.
Stick a cork in itMy personal brew is wood shavings sold as animal bedding, with some dried orange/satsuma skins added (I just save them when I nosh one). Nice fragrant and cool smoke as long as I don't puff too hard. If it's getting a bit hot a handful of grass cools it down and provides plenty of smoke.
What I need is a reliable way to extinguish it so I can pop it in the car fairly soon after finishing. Or get myself a metal box for it.
Shhhhhhhh!!!!!! Religion and Brexit....!nope, as my grandmother used to say (she was Church in Wales) we split from Rome in 1533 and the English have been trying ever since to get back in to the club.
Shades of remainers and brexit really
Should be readily available on Amazon for making biltong/curing meat. Think in 500g bags. Given we also may use sulphur and produce charcoal... Wonder how many beekeepers are in watch lists!This method, of using saltpetre, is in many ways a good idea. Basically, the saltpetre releases oxygen when it is heated, allowing the fuel to continue burning or smouldering even if no external oxygen is being provided. This kind of treatment, with saltpetre, is the reason why cigarette tobacco can continue to smoulder even when the cigarette is left lying on a cigarette tray. There are two differen
t chemicals which have been known by the common name of saltpetre, namely potassium nitrate, and sodium nitrate. For this kind of purpose, potassium nitrate has advantages over sodium nitrate, because sodium nitrate absorbs moisture from the atmosphere more readily than does potassium nitrate.How to make saltpetre the medieval way
I have had varying rates of success with my bee-smoker. There have been occasions when it has erupted with clouds of smoke when the bellows were operated after a couple of hours of the smoker standing dormant, and there have been other occasions when it failed to produce smoke just a short while after it had been lit. The old adage of “where there’s smoke there’s fire” really relies upon there being enough heat in the smoker to keep the cinders glowing, because “if there is no fire, there will be no smoke”.
These days, it may not be a straight forward matter to be able to buy saltpetre (potassium nitrate), because of the other possible uses to which it may be put. In Australia it is necessary for any person who wishes to buy this material to complete an “End-User Declaration for chemicals of security concern”:
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) have identified 96 chemicals in general use that could be diverted from their lawful use for other purposes, including terrorist related activity. Terrorist organisations continue to show interest in chemicals that can be used to produce explosive or toxic weapons. Common chemicals have been used as ingredients in powerful improvised explosive devices in different parts of the world resulting in many fatalities, injuries and damage on a massive scale. Similarly, toxic chemicals have been used in attacks by terrorists to cause injury and death.
It may be the case that similar declarations are required in other countries as well.
You're talking of gunpowder, a 'low explosive' and pretty much low risk nowadays as it is pretty risky/awkward to mix an effective batch and you need one heck of a lot to cause any great damage, and why bother when you can make up a myriad of high explosives safely in your kitchen with easily obtainable ingredients from supermarkets (well, before brexit anyway) many of which are not even on the precursors list as yet.Should be readily available on Amazon for making biltong/curing meat. Think in 500g bags. Given we also may use sulphur and produce charcoal... Wonder how many beekeepers are in watch lists!
I must sort out a nice toolbox sometime, but for now £2 got me a metal file box I can pop the smoker into - a bit cheaper than an Abelo or Thornes box at £50 or so!