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Topic created by Poppers amateur
on Thu, 31 Oct 2019 at 14:10

Poppers amateur said on Thu, 31 Oct 2019 at 14:10...

Hi guys,

Long time lurker, first time poster. I've been using poppers for around two months now and I tend to buy in Private Shops, but I've noticed recently that they're usually only good for a couple of days or so once opened.

The Private Shop I visit has Liquid Gold, Rush, Rave and Reds, plus the bigger 'English' bottle.

Which are best for keeping their potency? Cheers!

Major Hardon said on Fri, 1 Nov 2019 at 17:16...

Where is Jako! Good heavens Poppers amateur is just crying out for your sage advice. He even mentioned Liquid Gold...where are you Jako? Did you pack it all in and move on to pastures new. Forgive me, PAmateur but our long-time friend Mr Jako usually jumps on posts like yours. Those and ones to do with Brexit, so maybe he is upset about that.

Jako said on Sat, 2 Nov 2019 at 10:55...

Mr Hardon! If you insist I will give my advice here. All UK poppers are exactly the same, Iso propyl nitrite. It's very tightly regulated in the UK after the 2007 ban of iso butyl nitrite poppers forcing popper manufacturers to change to IPN. There is no way of prolonging the life of a popper it will always weaken. Perpols Liquid Gold is probably the best available, they've been in the business for at least 35 years.

Jako said on Sat, 2 Nov 2019 at 11:09...


Major Hardon said on Sun, 3 Nov 2019 at 07:44...

That's the spirit, Private J! We may have Nigel in No 10 by Christmas Day, so let's drink to that. You and I should have a pow-wow with him and Donald about this poppers business. In fact I propose appointing you the new "Poppers Czar" with effect 24/12 14:00 hours. I will arrange The Coach & Horses as a venue for our Poppers Summit. You need to get your thinking cap on about our battle plan, so get to it!

Jako said on Sun, 3 Nov 2019 at 09:53...

I'll be very much looking forward to that Major.
In fact, I'll be wearing my Union Jack knickers and Donald Cap for such a prestigious occasion.

Frilly said on Sun, 3 Nov 2019 at 14:34...

I don't think Nigel Farage and Donald Trump will be holding a "Poppers Summit" on Christmas Eve in a Soho pub. However, given the surreal nature of the politics? Maybe. Best not to get your hopes up :-)

Major Hardon said on Sun, 3 Nov 2019 at 20:46...

Sausage rolls and assorted festive snacks will be provided, so it will be a tempting treat. Mar-a-Lago or Greek Street? I say he'll do it. Afterwards we can retire to my Aunt's pad in Chalk Farm for a sing-song. The old girl will retire about 21:30 hours, so I can show you my ballet scars, and we could play a round of whist. I know she has a video of Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo, so we can watch that if you like. After Eights will be served.

Mam said on Mon, 4 Nov 2019 at 09:44...

The OP asked what was the best in UK poppers! Not for a Christmas fairy tale.


The key is how they are stored / have been stored / how fresh the poppers are to start with. All you can do is keep them away from heat and light. I think that storing them in a closed box, or zip bag, can actually accelerate the degrade. I do not know why. Some people keep them in the fridge, but that is a moist environment, so not sure about that idea.

Jako said on Mon, 4 Nov 2019 at 10:42...

Mam, I agree!
Nearly all poppers are in brown bottles, obviously because light weakens nitrites, regardless of which nitrite it is.
I do not believe refrigeration prolongs the life of a popper.
Once a popper bottle is exposed to air it will weaken gradually.

Jack said on Tue, 5 Nov 2019 at 06:46...

Iím thinking of getting new UK poppers, do you have any recommendation for STRONG poppers? or if you have any other recommendations that is not on this list?

1. Potent Blue
2. Berlin XXX
3. Extreme Poppers

Iím currently using 2 of these, but I would like to try something stronger
1. Rush
2. Liquid Gold

Jako said on Tue, 5 Nov 2019 at 10:58...

All UK poppers are all the same strength, have been since 2007 when The EU POKED THEIR NOSES IN and changed the formula from iso butyl nitrite to iso propyl nitrite - It's very tightly regulated.
I've tried all those in your list, there all virtually the same regardless of the claims of 'extra strong' etc.

Read this Parliament Directive 2005/90/EC:


DIY Help said on Tue, 5 Nov 2019 at 11:14...

I think we can all agree on one thing - you don't know what the f@#! you are talking about. They are made by different companies so they are all different, end of.

Try Bear's Own.

Jako said on Tue, 5 Nov 2019 at 11:39...

Of course they are made by different companies. But the ingredient is exactly the same IPN.
Confusing the public with a vast array of labels and claims to be the 'strongest ever' works a treat.

DIY Help said on Tue, 5 Nov 2019 at 13:15...

Bollocks. There are only 3 or 4 formulas that exist, strength is dependent on manufacturing conditions and raw ingredient quality. Give your arse a rest, try talking out of your mouth.

Jako said on Tue, 5 Nov 2019 at 16:13...

Simmer down !!!

You are correct, only 3 or 4 formulas do exist, but the only legal one in The UK is IPN, and its all the same strength.

DIY Help said on Tue, 5 Nov 2019 at 16:44...

NO! it is not all the same strength! So coffee and tea are all the same? It depends on 1. manufacturing gear 2. quality of raw materials 3. expertise of the technician. You ever heard of FILTRATION...wasting my time. You are the one confusing the public, like any gobshite who knows FA about poppers. Isopropyl Nitrite is NOT an ingredient...it is the end result of a process.

Anonymous said on Tue, 5 Nov 2019 at 17:21...

OK smarty pants. Just take a look at this:


Its 70% Iso Propyl Nitrite - THE KEY INGREDIENT.

The Dreadful Flying Glove said on Tue, 5 Nov 2019 at 18:35...

You want to cross swords with me, DIY? I was on Ask The Family with Robert Robinson.

Coffee and tea are autonomous entities, thus your argument fails. You add water and milk to create a beverage, but they are COFFEE and TEA. The strength (a builders brew maybe) is dependent on how long you soak the beans / leaves.

D- for effort. Dummkopf!

Being too clever for your own good is alright, unless there is a Pollytecnick educated boffin on the other side. That's me.

As for the poppers, well one man's strong is another's weak. This isopropyl stuff tends to be so strong it can make me quite dizzy. Harsh and strong is how the stuff is, that's a fact.

Oh and being rude, like what you have been, is a sign of ill breeding. Your mama should have given you a good spanking when you did a tantrum.

Mam said on Tue, 5 Nov 2019 at 22:23...

No crossing swords or other insults please! Express an opinion politely.

What is the other 30% in UK poppers?

Jeff said on Tue, 5 Nov 2019 at 23:11...

Interested to read of the recent Poppers Summit at the Coach.

But what's the new gaffer done about the terrible state of the toilets?

Jako said on Wed, 6 Nov 2019 at 09:27...

Mam: What is the other 30% in UK poppers?

My guess it's water, they probably don't have to declare that.

Mam said on Thu, 7 Nov 2019 at 20:38...

Probably a stabilizer, Jako. I must admit I always thought it was all iso-p. I had some the other week....so my opinion is that it was much stronger than propyl, very intense, and made me feel like there was a lot going on in that little bottle. Not a bad thing, just a difference. Iso-p lasts longer, does not degrade as fast, as propyl. Stale propyl is not much good for anything.

Jako said on Thu, 7 Nov 2019 at 21:22...

Mam: Whatever that 30% is it would have to be declared on the label.
Water may be an exception.
Ive got a suspicion Iso Propyl Nitrite was watered down some years ago after all the people ending up at eye hospitals with central vision loss.

PJ said on Fri, 8 Nov 2019 at 13:20...

I do not think you can water down poppers like that. It sounds like a cookery idea for when your vindaloo curry is too thick :-) It will be something that keeps it all nice and fresh for sure. Someone before said some poppers have linseed oil in them. Do not ask what that does...cus I haven't got a clue.

Jako said on Sat, 9 Nov 2019 at 11:21...

When the EU poked their noses into poppers in 2007 exact contents had to be shown on the label. It use to be the vague 'alki nitrites' then iso butyl nitrite, then in 2007 iso propyl nitrite. Linseed oil or anything else would have to be declared.

Major Hardon said on Sun, 10 Nov 2019 at 20:21...

I invited Piers Morgan. I believe he will be made Chancellor of The Exchequer, so we will need his ear. I don't want any punch-ups, so if you have any issues with Piers you should keep them to yourself, Jako.

What about Anne Widdecombe?

a Christmas fairy tale....

Is that so. As it happens Jako & I are involved in a high level chinwag with the top brass vis-a vis poppers in the UK. Our delegation will present our credentials 24/12 14:00 hours. Sir Jako will be presented to the world media as the new Minister for Poppers. I will be his "special advisor".

Jako has agreed to forgo his usual Yuletide frolics to sort the whole poppers malarkey, EU, Brexit, Trump and whatnot. This crucial issue of our time needs to be solved once and for all. It will be like Regan and Gorbachov in Rekjavik.

With a free-trade zone on the table, we intend to propose giving Trumpet the BBC, in return we get a sweet deal on poppers made in the USA. I also want preferential terms for Hershey, those Reese peanut cups, and new Dunkin Donuts concessions. He gets Greggs and Richard Branson.

If this is all a bit out of your league. I suggest you return to baking cakes and reporting your neighbors for not using the recycling bin.

Jako said on Mon, 11 Nov 2019 at 10:38...

Major Bellend, I mean Hardon! Indeed a deal has to be struck with Uncle Sam. I believe the USA is the only country where good quality iso butyl nitrite is legal and above board. Unfortunately the Brussels dictatorship won't allow importation.

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