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Offline sixgun_symphony

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Ailanthus altissima (Tree-of-Heaven) is good charcoal for BP
« on: January 08, 2022, 09:42:31 PM »
I found out that charcoal made from Ailanthus altissima (Tree-of-Heaven) is very good for producing black powder. Those trees are an invasive weed, now I know that it is a resource that may become very important if commercial black powder becomes prohibitively expensive.

https://rec.pyrotechnics.narkive.com/GbeiKOYL/tree-of-heaven-charcoal

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Re: Ailanthus altissima (Tree-of-Heaven) is good charcoal for BP
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2022, 06:49:34 PM »
 very interesting info. I have had good luck using box elder and willow for charcoal in small batches, I use an old paint can w/ about 5 or 6 awl punched holes in lid.

 


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