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Topic created by popperman
on Mon, 24 Jun 2013 at 23:33
popperman said on Mon, 24 Jun 2013 at 23:33...
if poppers are made by mixing specific ingredients together then how are they not all the same 95% or so purity and same strength
ive seen in china where they sell stuff they say is 20% and 40% they wont give me an answer of what they are doing
anyway it doesnt make any sence to me since you have to add specific ingredients together - how do they not all end up the same strength.
Marshall said on Tue, 25 Jun 2013 at 12:03...
That is a good question! Where have you seen poppers with 20-40% strength? Sounds very unusual. Do you have a link please?
PJ said on Wed, 26 Jun 2013 at 10:30...
Poppers are made by a chemical process, I do not think that "mixing specific ingredients together" quite covers it! Aint' like Jamie Oliver mixing up a cake! I am no expert on this matter but I have heard that the skill of the chemist in the manufacturing process is important. I also heard (yey! rumors) that some formulas can be made from a by-product of another manufacturing procedure and they are a load of crap.
"to add specific ingredients together - how do they not all end up the same strength"
What about the quality and purity of those original ingredients though.
iPop said on Wed, 26 Jun 2013 at 19:24...
"I am no expert on this matter"
You should use that as a tag line. Perhaps someone can say how they are made...
Denzil Dexter said on Thu, 27 Jun 2013 at 06:33...
alcohol (not rubbing please) + NaNO2 sodium nitrite + acid. Sometimes butylated linseed oil as hygroscopic stabilizer (urgh!)
isobutyl alcohol is agitated - adding de-ionized water at 10% weight - bring to to 10°C - now add sodium nitrite - now SLOWLY hydrochloric acid is added stir for ten minutes then allow to stand stand for 30 - it will separate - add sodium bicarbonate + de-ionized H20 - stirs add calcium chloride. Those balls are alumina pellets I think.
Could be cool if Jamie Oliver had a show featuring poppers. Anyway you can't make it in a bathtub so don't try.